Family vacations are great fun. It is a great time for the family to spend together, and depending upon where you are going, the kids may particularly enjoy their time away from home. Getting ready to take that trip, however, can be a real pain. Getting kids organized, packed and in the car can drain you more than all of the other work involved in the trip. One thing that may help to ease this preparation is to teach your kids how to pack their own suitcase. Not only will this help you, but it will make your kids feel useful and more important. Listed below are a few suggestions along this line.
Give your kids a checklist to follow when it comes to packing. Most kids don’t have a clue what to take on a trip. They will grab a handful of this a few of that and then close their suitcase. Make a checklist for them of all of the things which they will need. Be specific when it comes to shirts, pants, underwear, socks and those sorts of things. Otherwise, things like underwear and socks will not make the trip. Continue reading “Helping Kids Pack a Suitcase”