Moving With Children?
5 Games To Turn Packing Into Something To Look Forward To

mother, father, and son packing moving boxes

Planning a big move can be an exciting time if your families life, but can also be quite stressful with all of the packing that needs to be done. If you have children, recruiting them to assist you in packing can be extremely helpful. This will allow you to get the job done as quickly as possible while giving your kids something entertaining to do that prepares you all for the move. Although kids may not be very excited about packing up their belongings, these 5 fun games will turn the experience into something that they will look forward to doing rather than something that they dread.

Surprises in Every Room

It’s no surprise that children do not enjoy cleaning or packing, but you can easily make it something that they will enjoy by turning into somewhat of game. Hide a small prize that your children will love in each room of your home. As they are helping to pack up the house, they will have the chance to find a prize in each room that they help pack. For those who live in Fredericksburg, self storage companies are available for storing many of your items that you do not need right away. Simply have your children set aside things that they do not need immediately so that they can be placed in a storage facility.

Competitions for Fast Packing

If you have several children, starting a packing competition is something that will help them to get a move on with the packing while having a lot of fun. Award a prize to the child that has his or her room packed up the fastest with everything in their correct boxes. The children who do not win can be awarded a small prize as well for their effort.

Rewards for Helping

Get your children to help pack for the move by letting them know that you will give them a reward for helping and being on their very best behavior during this busy time. Allow them to pick their own reward such as a trip to the movies or a new toy for being a good helper.

Music and Packing

There’s no funner way to pack than by dancing and singing along to your favorite tunes. Allow your children to pick different songs to play while packing which will make the entire experience a lot more fun for the whole family.

Moving Box Decorating

Allow your children to decorate their own moving boxes. Provide them with markers and crayons for coloring on. Be sure to label your box first with permanent marker. After coloring, have your child help to pack up different items in the same room that you are working in.

Packing doesn’t have to be a boring experience anymore. Now the entire family can have a blast while getting done what needs to be completed in a timely manner.

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Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn't writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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