If you have a kid who plays sports, you know how much time and energy goes into trying to make sure they have all the right gear at every game and practice. A great way to make this easier for everyone is to have a packing list. Print it out, hang it on the wall, and a whole bunch of mental energy you usual spend trying to make sure you’ve remembered everything can be spent instead on trying to figure out if you washed that particular pair of socks, or where those shoes landed after the last practice!
Truly the best thing about the packing list, though, is the independence it can give your kids. When they have a list to work from, they can take control of their own gear in a way that just doesn’t seem to happen when the list is in your head. Give it a try, you may be surprised by how well it works!
If you need to make some changes to this list, you can easily edit it here by purchasing the Packing List Activity. Click on the text next to any picture to change it, or drag and drop items on and off of the list or to a new position in the list.