It’s the big trip tomorrow and the kids are off their faces on excitement.

We need to concentrate on packing, but it’s difficult to do when they’re shouting ‘Mummy, Mummeee!’ and cannonballing into the suitcase. If this is you, then try distracting them with these helpful ideas:

 1 Packing list Get them to draw or colour what they’d like to bring on holiday. You never know, it might help you remember something important!

2 Pack for teddy Get them to pack for teddy — in a bag you’re not taking, out of a drawer you’ve finished packing from!

3 Fetch! Get them to collect things for Mummy and Daddy: two pairs of pyjamas, one toy, your snorkel (nope, we’ve no idea where we put it either!

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Article written by Sara Conway