Tropical Island Checklist
For KidsFor the beach:
__ Inflatable beach balls, tubes, and water wings
__ Disposable swim diapers
__ Waterproof sunscreen/insect repellent combo
__ Waterproof face/lip sunblock
__ Hat or cap
__ Refillable water bottle: Look for wide-mouthed ones to accommodate ice.
Not wild about packing tons of sand toys? Hit up your hotel restaurant for castle-creating tools. Disposable cups, bowls, and silverware are great for sculpting sand.For the plane:
__ Favorite books and backpack-sized toys: Leave the talking ones at home!
__ Search-a-word or crossword puzzle books
__ Mad Libs
__ Vinyl stickers (such as Colorforms) for airplane windows
__ Non-sticky snacks: Consider tossing together a pretzel, dried fruit, and Cheerio snack mix before your trip, and storing it in single-serving bags.
Remember to pack headphones for any handheld games or portable CD or DVD players your children might bring.