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Packing List for Kids by Age

Posted by on March 18, 2014

Do you want to help your child get excited about your upcoming trip and give him/her a sense of pride and accomplishment? Let your child help pack! Here is a suggestion of age-appropriate packing skills your child can master. It should be exciting to see the younger ones take pride in their job well done!

Kid's packing assignments

Do you usually pack for your children or do they have the responsibility? At what age do you think it’s appropriate to let your child pack everything for himself without your input, or does that vary for each individual?


Here is my daughter, Ella, at age 4, enthusiastically packing the “necessities”. I hadn’t given her any guidance, so I had to weed some of it out, but she enjoyed the project.

This post is part of Travel Tips Tuesday with Walking On Travels and Suitcases and Sippy Cups. Check them out for even more great tips for traveling!