I know from my own childhood that moving can create a lot of angst for kids, so when Foldigo offered to make some free moving-themed printables to share through my site I thought it would be a good opportunity to help the kids prepare for our upcoming move from Massachusetts to California with my kids!
Our moving truck won’t look much like the one from the printable, but this was a great opportunity to talk about what would be similar, and what would be different!
This was also a great chance to talk about what will go in the moving truck, and what will happen to the stuff we put in the truck. I remember that, for one of my moves growing up, my then-three-year-old sister was terrified on moving day. My parents finally figured out that she thought she was going to get packed in a box – and she was worried because it would be dark, and she wasn’t sure she could hold her breath for that long! Hopefully having conversations with my kids now will help them feel more in control and less stressed on moving day!
My kids really enjoyed making these printables, and my three-year-old carried hers around for several days! They all seem much calmer about the move, too, after a quiet coloring question-and-answer session! We talked about what would go in the truck, what would be sold with our house, and what we would bring with us on the plane (or van, if we drive – which we are considering doing!)
Foldigo was kind enough to provide these coloring pages as a free printable for my readers! Just click on the links below for the truck and the kids:
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How do you recommend preparing kids for a move?