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Travel Necessities when You Travel with Kids

Listed below are 16 Items you might not think of that can come in handy when traveling with kids.


  • Crayons, mechanical pencils, highlighter (works the best for word search printouts.)
  • Paper, game printouts. Each child can keep their own papers organized in a small 1″ three ring binder.
  • Deck of cards. Be sure to bring a zip lock baggie to store the cards in. Also a travel soap box works well for storing cards.

  • Band-Aids – carry a few in your wallet, they can be a life saver for an uncomfortable shoe is encountered.
  • Antiseptic hand gel or pre-packaged hand wipes
  • Folded tissues and/or napkins stored in a baggie. They will stay much cleaner and more organized this way.
  • Sun screen, chap stick, insect repellent – depending on where your day takes you.
  • Zip lock bags – so many uses; collecting shells, wet clothes, keeping phones dry during a rain storm, storing leftover food or snacks….
  • Always keep a good clear photo of your child on your phone, just in case you get separated from them in a crowed area.

  • A rubber door stop can provide extra level of security for a hotel room door
  • Small plug-in nightlight – to help find the bathroom in the middle of the night. Some children might also like to have a mini flashlight nearby in case they get frightened or confused in the darkness.
  • Multi-plug socket – by keeping all rechargeable items in one place, you’ll have less chance of forgetting a device or charging cord.

  • Sun glasses, hats and/or visors
  • Light weight wind breaker
  • Umbrella, rain poncho
  • Extra copy of birth certificates, photo id, travel reservations, airline tickets
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for and current editor for I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.


  1. Thank you for these tips! They are very useful!


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