Going on a beach vacation with your family is a tradition for many families that go back for years. Beach vacations are so much fun. A great teaching environment for our kids. A relaxing time away from everyday life. If you are the mom of the family or the dad that does all the prepping (like my dad was), it can be exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelming. Everyone needs to eat, stay clean, and have the proper clothing and supplies. The way to make your traditional beach vacation fun for mom & dad is to plan all the little detail before you leave. That way when you are on vacation you are having the time of your life and making fabulous memories along with your family.
If you are interested in planning a beach vacation you may also be interested in How I Save Money on a Disney Beach Vacation! We vacation every year at the Disney Hilton Head Island Beach Resort and I have tons of great ideas and recipes for making vacation fun and budget-friendly.
To help you plan your beach vacation and have all the details in order, I have for you the Beach Vacation Planner that you can download, for free! The vacation planner has 6 time management worksheets. I used these beautifully designed worksheets with a cute beach theme ⛱️ for our Hilton Head Island vacation at the Disney Resort. I want to spend my time on our vacation relaxing and making memories with our kids. What I do not want to do, and do not want you to do, is spend your vacation days shopping for all the things your family has forgotten at home.
We spend so much time at the beach and the pool, I like to have everything organized and ready for when we are ready to eat. With a family of 5, it is too much money to go out to each every meal. We now have significant others for our 3 children and in-laws which made us 10 this trip. Keep reading to see that there is also one on the way. We eat breakfast and dinner in our room and the kids are allowed to get lunch at the pool. Now that they are all older we eat a lot more in the room as everyone is into more healthy eating. But we all have to get a Disney Dole Whip 🍦at the pool once a day.
Use the Vacation Planning Worksheet to plan your meals, and have all the items on your list ready for the big grocery shop. Like most of you, we try to get to the store right away so all the food is in our room ready to make our meals. Having a pre-pared menu makes the job quick & easy. In the planner, you will get a weekly menu plan sheet and a meal plan sheet.
On this trip, we had a small baby shower for our oldest who is having our first grandchild. I made a special lunch for all of us to enjoy while we showered her with so many pink baby clothes. You may have a birthday or university or just a special meal to plan for and I have the printable for you.
The Importance of Planning for Your Vacation with a Vacation Planner
You will love sitting down and dreaming, planning, and brainstorming about all the fun. Planning with the kids also builds excitement and gets them involved in the fun. Planning is also a great teaching opportunity to educate the kids on what is involved in a family vacation. But most of all family planning is exciting, fun, and builds all the excitement for the big trip.
I have noticed that when our kids were very little 4 years on up, each vacation advanced their learning more than I could ever imagine.
Setting down a written plan gets all the family members on the same page. It will help you keep all the pre-vacation tasks clear for you, and give you the opportunity to hand out assignments. Even small children can pick out the toys for a car or plane ride. What stuffed animal they can not live without and help you make a meal plan that everyone will eat.
Now with older children, they helped me plan out the meals, order supplies on Amazon, and packed their own suitcases.
What is included in the Beach Vacation Planning Worksheet Set
- Daily Time Management Time Blocking Worksheet
- Weekly Meal Planning Worksheet
- Meal Plan Worksheet
- Shopping List
- Packing List
- To-Do List
Get your Free Printables, and start planning, and designing the best vacation this year. We all get so sad when we leave the beach. We have had so many wonderful memories from when our children were pre-schoolers. This year we welcomed new significant others and our wonderful son-in-law’s family. New traditions are forming as we sit and relax and remember when we spent our entire vacation sitting in the kiddy pool. Now we are planning the next vacation with a brand new baby girl and I can not wait until I get to sit in the kiddy pool all day long again.