If you have children and plan on traveling by car this sumer, we have a suggestion for you.
Ice cream bucket to travel tote.
We had a gallon ice cream bucket. We filled it with car friendly craft items (crayons, paper, stickers) and small toys (cards, action figures). The bucket fits next to the back seat and you can put the lid on when you reach your destination. With an older child, you can have them pack the bucket themselves. Just tell them they can only bring what fits in the bucket.