Buy a Bucket Boss (a portable tool belt that hooks on a bucket) from a building supply store for about $7, put it on a bucket (duh), and add the kids' art supplies & small games. Inside holds big stuff like paper and all the pockets on the outside are for pens, markers, glue, scissors, small games, etc.
Leave Your Mark at the Shore: "Before a trip to the beach, my kids and I hot-glued double layers of foam letters, numbers, and shapes to the bottom of their flip-flops so that theyd leave fun prints when they walked in the sand. Just remember that the prints will be a mirror image, so arrange the letters backward." --FamilyFun reader Michelle Greene from Godley, TX