Last year when we went to Europe, I found some great packing lists for kids online. But of course, they were all in English! (See for example: this one from Lemon Lime Adventures; or this one from Stuffed Suitcase with images for non-readers.) They worked great for our preparations last year. But this year, I just had to make my own!
Here is an image of my work-in-progress to give you an idea of what they look like:
There are three packing lists:
- Kleidung (Clothing)
- Körperpflege (Toiletries)
- Rücksack (Backpack)
You can download all three of them here: Koffer Packen (PDF)
So far, only the Kleidung page has images. I haven’t decided yet if I want the images on there or not 🙂 For Hippo (age 3), the images make sense. But if the goal is to get Froggy (age 6) reading as many German words as I can put in front of him, then the pictures may be doing him a disservice. We haven’t actually done the packing yet, so I’ll see how it all goes! If I think they could use some adjusting, I’ll edit the pages and repost.