Here's a check list that I found online and re-worked a little (It was a blog out there in blogosphere somewhere... before I got into blogging, so I don't remember where it came from. If you are reading this and you made it, I really am enjoying this, thank you!) so that I don't have to do all the packing by myself! Baby Blue can't read yet, but she can understand pictures!! I'll just print and add in the space how many she needs of each item. Now I can have her look at the list and start gathering the items... I can just check and make sure it's the right thing and then into the suitcase it goes! No more packing all my stuff and all Baby Blue's by myself... she can help and it's fun for her. Can't wait to use it for our next trip!
I think it'd be a great idea to do this for the grocery store too... just draw pics of apples, bananas, milk, etc (or find clipart online, much easier than drawing for me) and make a list. Then the kids can help get the items they see on the list. Make your routine or mundane to-do's exciting!