Use a mesh laundry pop-up bag for beach toys, at the beach and home, and keep the sand where it belongs. Also, use baby powder or corn starch to get sand off of skin. Just sprinkle where the sand is and it falls right off!
Lunchbox cupboard: The kids pack their lunches--Pick one from each drawer (fruit, granola bars, snacks, desserts, drinks) The parent chooses what goes in the drawers but the child learns to make their own choice of what to eat.--Love this idea!
Road Trip Snack Boxes for Kids - Boxes in the craft section at Wal-Mart and a variety of salty and sweet treats. Then on each leg of a trip (divided up into hour increments), they could choose one or two things to eat. Very convenient!