Kid's Corner: How to Pack for Vacation for Kids



How to Pack for Vacation for Kids

by Molly Schmoyer

This summer I am going to Chincoteague, Virginia. I have been going there my whole life. I’ve only been packing since I was 5, but still. That’s a lot of packing! I also go to a kid’s camp and a family camp. I’ve been going there for a long time. I have to pack for all of those things. Maybe you have to pack, too. It’s not easy, but with the help of my list I’m sure you can catch on and have some help for every year.

The first step to packing is to start out with a list like this:

What I Need to Bring

  • Pillow

  • Blanket

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Clothing

  • Snacks if it’s a long drive/walk/ride

  • Anything else that your parents tell you like towels if you need to take a shower and bathing suit if you are going to the pool or beach.

Let’s say your parents tell you to bring a bag and you don’t. That bag might be for buying snacks or something at a shop and you might miss out if you don’t. That’s why it’s important to do everything your parents say especially when packing for vacation.

What I Want to Bring


I want to bring books, paper, pencils, stationary, toys, and notebook.

Tip: If you have a pen pal don’t stop writing them in the summer. A great place to write them is in the vehicle you use to get to vacation.

Feel free to add to the list. I don’t know where you are going, but think about where you are going and what you are doing there. Then gather the stuff you need. Example: if you are going camping, you might need a water bottle. If you are going to Virginia or something, then you might need sunscreen.

Next, you actually pack. Remember to put the important stuff on the top so you don’t forget to do them when you are there.

Tip: when you are there have a good attitude. If you don’t you might miss out on things that might make things a whole lot better. You might make it miserable for your family, too, if you don’t have a good attitude.

Enjoy your vacation!

About Our Kid’s Corner Columnist


Molly Schmoyer is in second grade and loves to read and write—even when she is on vacation!

You can check out her original stories and her book reviews on her website.

You can read the “Kid’s Corner” column on the 4th Saturday each month here at Pandora’s Box Gazette.


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