i should be mopping the floor: Free Printable Children's Travel Packing Checklist

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Free Printable Children's Travel Packing Checklist

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This Free Printable Children's Travel Packing Checklist is available in six designs and is the perfect tool for helping kiddos as they learn to pack for themselves. The designs are available for boys or girls...or use them in the best manner that works for your family. Using a travel packing checklist has really helped my own kids to gain independence when we travel (and saves a lot of time and stress on my end).

Packing Checklist
Remember the scene in Home Alone where Kevin is told to go "pack his suitcase"...and he immediately freaks? That's kind of the look that happens in my house when I say those words to my people...although I seem to be the one freaking out. Because I'm a total type-A personality and can't handle giving up that much control...sometimes (okay, all the time). This free printable children's travel packing checklist is fabulous for crazy parents like me that feel the need to be packing those kids right up until the day they leave for college. They're a great way to start teaching kids the basics of laying out clothes, toiletries, and other goodies for trips. Grab your kids their own travel packing checklist below in one of my six designs.

Free Printable Children's Travel Packing Checklist

Packing for Kids

Hysterical. As I was creating the girl version of this packing checklist, I decided to ask my friends for help. Did I mention it was hysterical? Yeah...and I thought I would have heart palpitations over the sheer magnitude of items my friends who are girl moms started listing. It was more like...just pack all the things. All. The. Things. 

Oh, and I didn't forget us big kids on this packing checklist fun. I have the grown up packing checklist printable (free) available here for you.


How to Use this Children's Travel Packing Checklist:


  • I intended this travel packing checklist for kids just as a guideline...at least that's how we've started using this in my house.
  • I write in the number of items my kids need to lay out and then I come back and edit before doing the final pack up. They have a say in the clothing and items and then I just...you know, do a few touch ups (or in some cases...a bit more editing...but, it's all about their learning experience). 
  • It's perfect for about ages five to ten or so...it has cartoon shapes for younger kiddos who are just starting to read. And honestly, my twelve year old still uses his (but don't tell anyone at his middle school. Ever.).


Using a Packing List
The image above is an example of how I use this children's travel packing checklist by filling in the quantities ahead of time, as I mentioned above. I let the kids check off the boxes when the items are set out.


Printing and Laminating This Packing Checklist

I also like to laminate my kids' packing checklist so we can use dry erase with them. It's great to reuse them over and over. I keep ours stored inside our suitcases (bringing them on our trip helps us not have a stray item left at a hotel, too). 

  • Start by downloading your favorite packing checklist design here or below (there are alternate download links available below).

  • SELF LAMINATE (it's a thing!):

    • I use these fantastic Avery Self Adhesive Laminating Sheets (pictured below in their previous packaging design...these last me forever). They allow you to quickly laminate at home without a machine or any special equipment. Grab them here on Amazon for the best price I've seen.
    • When you laminate your trip packing list, you can use it over and over (again, I store ours inside our suitcases so they're always ready for trip packing).
    • Using this checklist with lamination requires using dry erase markers for their erasability. I recommend a fine tip dry erase marker. Personally, I use these Ultra Fine Tip Expo markers with my trip packing list. I get them here on Amazon.  


Avery Laminating Sheets
Above are pictured the Avery Laminating Sheets that I've used for my printed lists. Grab them here on Amazon. Use along with these fine-tipped dry erase markers that work great for this type of list.


Download the Children's Travel Packing Checklist Designs:

Checklist for Travel
Grab the above version of the children's travel packing list. 

Printable Travel Checklist
Grab the above version of the children's travel packing list. 


If the above link doesn't work properly, please try this alternate one for your children's travel packing list design.
Kids Packing Printable
Grab the above version of the children's travel packing list. 

 If the above link doesn't work properly, please try this alternate one for your children's travel packing list design.
Striped Travel Packing List
Grab the above version of the children's travel packing list. 

 If the above link doesn't work properly, please try this alternate one for your children's travel packing list design.
Polka Dot Packing List
Grab the above version of the children's travel packing list. 

If the above link doesn't work properly, please try this alternate one for your children's travel packing list design.


Packing List Printable


Kids Travel Packing List

More Children's Travel Packing List Printables:


Not sure how to Print a Printable?

See my complete video tutorial below covering how to print your printables on either a Mac or a PC...on your home printer or even uploaded to your local print shop. If you have additional questions, please refer to my thorough, step-by-step post here on printing your printables. It includes budget-friendly, at-home printer recommendations, too.

Be sure to grab my coordinating "grown-up" list, too:
Packing List Printable
Grab this Ultimate Travel Packing List for Grown Ups.

Happy travels, friends!
Travel Printables









9 comments:

  1. I love those printables. They are so cute.

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  2. Oh man this is a GREAT idea! We are going out of town in a few weeks! I need to use something like this for my little man! I never even thought of this before! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a great way to help kids learn how to pack for themselves--the correct way!

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  4. Love this! Thank you so much. I need one of these for the childrens bedrooms. Excellent ideas

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  5. This is such an awesome idea! My kids never know what to pack, but I think this would really help them.

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  6. This is such an awesome idea! My kids never know what to pack, but I think this would really help them.

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  7. This is a perfect idea! My daughter is not cognitvely up to packing a bag but a visual list like this would really help her!

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  8. Wow! That looks incredible. I'm so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. HI this is awesome. Would you be able to add Raincoat to the clothing list and make shoes slashed with jandals? ie. shoes/jandals. Under other stuff pens and paper would be useful as well as deodorant (for those 10 year olds who are starting to smell!). Also pillow. Thanks.

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