Overnight Packing Lists for Kids

What to Pack In An Overnight Bag for Your Kids' Sleepover

When it comes to regular overnight visits, you want to equip your kids to eventually take responsibility for packing all of their own stuff. After all, you don't want the responsibility — and anxiety — of that left-behind toy or homework assignment to rest on your shoulders. Print a copy of this packing list and use it to teach your children how to pack their own overnight bags.


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___ Toothbrush

___ Toothpaste

___ Hairbrush

___ Hair accessories (if needed)

___ Hair products (spray bottle, gel, etc.)

___ Shampoo and/or conditioner (if needed)

___ Body wash or soap (if needed)


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___ Pajamas/sleep attire

___ Jeans/pants/shorts (one per day)

___ Tops (one for each day)

___ Undergarments (one pair per day)

___ Socks (one pair per day)

___ Shoes (if additional shoes are necessary)

___ Sweatshirt

___ Outerwear (as needed)


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___ Books to read

___ Homework assignments

___ Journal and pen/pencil

___ Favorite stuffed animal or toy

___ Games

Seasonal Items

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In Cold Weather, Pack:

___ Winter coats

___ Gloves

___ Hat

___ Boots

In Warm Weather, Pack:

___ Swimsuit

___ Beach towel

___ Sandals

___ Sunblock