Preparations and activities on your family vacations. What do you need to prepare for your family vacations.

Family Vacations packing list

If your kids are very young and still drink from the milk bottle, make sure you you bring the following

At least 4 milk bottles per kid
Brush for washing the bottles
dish washing liquid
Milk powder
1 bottle of distilled water just in case.
Sterilizing tablets.
A container for sterilizing the bottles.
Packing for hot weather family vacations.

Where are you going? What is the climate like there? What is the season when you arrive there?

If you expect the weather to be hot, then bring light clothing.

On longer trips, Bring some clothes detergent so you can wash your clothes in the hotel room. That way, you need not bring so much clothing with you.

For each kid for this family vacation, bring

4 T-shirts, 4 pairs of shorts for the weekend, or 7 T-shirts and 7 shorts for a week and detergent to wash the soiled clothes in the hotel.
3 sets of pajamas for the weekend (In case they spill juice on their PJs before bed) or 7 sets of pajamas for the week.
Slippers
Swim suit
underwear
shoes
socks
2 smart outfits.
children’s soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb
A sweater or 2 and 2 pairs of jeans in case of cold nights or cold airconditioning in the hotel room.
a small toy to occupy each kid.
If you are going to the beach bring along water toys for beach play and an inflatable beach ball and a sunscreen of at least spf15.

For the women for this family vacation, bring along

Basic clothing in 2 or 3 colors to mix and match.
Jeans and t-shirts, shorts, miniskirts, whatever you feel comfortable with.
cleanser, moisturizer, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brush, comb, makeup, perfume
swim suit
smart clothes
underwear
spare shoes
sandals
A sweater or 2 and 2 pairs of jeans in case of cold nights or cold air-conditioning in the hotel room.
For the men for this family vacation, bring along

clothes, swimming trunks
shaving cream, razor, aftershave, cologne
shoes
sandals
sweater.
Miscellaneous items to bring on a family vacation

Camera
Extra film
Sun block
Insect repellant
Torchlight
Money belts to keep your passport and emergency cash
dish washing liquid.
Lavender oil (for a relaxing bath for you and your children. Also doubles up as a first aid kit in the bottle. Good for healing small cuts and bruises.)
Tea tree oil (antiseptic for first aid)
Foldable umbrellas. 1 for each member of the family.
1 notepad, 1 box of crayons, 1 stack of white paper.
Packing for cold weather family vacations.

For each kid for this family vacation, bring

4 warm long sleeve tops, 3 pairs of jeans for the weekend, or 7 warm long sleeve and 5 long pants or jeans for a week and detergent to wash the soiled clothes in the hotel.
Thermal underwear
3 sets of pajamas for the weekend (In case they spill juice on their PJs before bed) or 7 sets of pajamas for the week.
Scarves, gloves and fleece clothing if the weather calls for it.
shoes
socks
2 smart outfits.
children’s soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb
3 sweaters
a small toy to occupy each kid.
If you are going to the beach bring along water toys for beach play and an inflatable beach ball and a sunscreen of at least spf15.

For the women for this family vacation, bring along

Basic clothing in 2 or 3 colors to mix and match.
Thermal underwear.
Jeans and warm tops, pants, skirts whatever you feel comfortable with.
cleanser, moisturizer, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brush, comb, makeup, perfume
smart clothes
warm stockings
3 sweaters
turtle neck tops
scarves, gloves and fleece clothing if the weather calls for it.
spare shoes
For the men for this family vacation, bring along

clothes, swimming trunks
shaving cream, razor, aftershave, cologne
shoes
sandals
sweater.
thermal underwear
scarves, gloves and fleece clothing if the weather calls for it.
Miscellaneous items to bring on a family vacation

Camera
Extra film
Sun block
Insect repellant
Torchlight
Money belts to keep your passport and emergency cash
dish washing liquid.
Lavender oil (for a relaxing bath for you and your children. Also doubles up as a first aid kit in the bottle. Good for healing small cuts and bruises.)
Tea tree oil (antiseptic for first aid)
1 notepad, 1 box of crayons, 1 stack of white paper.

Have some traveler’s checks at hand.

Get travel insurance and be prepared.

Check your visa. Make sure all your travel documents are ready.

Make sure you are not too close to your credit card limit. You need to be able to use your credit card in case of emergencies.

Family activities on your family vacations.

Kids can get really restless during the waiting times in your family vacations.

Keep them occupied with paper games.

Guess the word

Take your notepad.

Write a word based on something you see in the room.

Let them guess what you wrote.

The winner gets to write the next word and so forth.

Draw me

For little kids. Use a crayon and draw a simple shape.

Pass the paper to another kid and let the kid draw another shape.

Pass the paper until everyone has had a turn.

Now ask everyone in the family who this picture looks like.

Color me

Take a black crayon and draw a simple picture.

Let your kids color the picture.

The artist.

Distribute paper and crayons to everyone in the family.

Have a drawing contest based on what you see there and then.