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Old December 9th, 2004, 07:48 AM
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I know this isn't the most crucial of topics, but what do families do about packing sand toys for their kids for the beaches? I am trying to bring much less than we did last year, but so far I don't see any way around this. Does anyone have any suggestions.


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Old December 9th, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Years ago when our kids were little we took a pail and shovel only, oh and a few trucks. We packed the pail ( it waas clean) with clothes and it went in the suitcase.
On another trip to Hawaii we saved packing and just bought the cheap stuff there, this might not be a great idea in the Carribbean as you only have so much time onshore and who wants to spend it looking for that sort of stuff. May be buy it pre cruise and just have the kids carry on.
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I do pack one sand bucket and a few shovels -- definitely pack the smallest you have of any of those. You may want to also save any yogurt containers or other plastic containers your come across on the ship. Once they're washed out, you can use them to mold mini sand towers, etc.
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Old December 9th, 2004, 10:28 AM
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depending upon the ages of your kids, have each of them pack their own toy backpack. They can only take as much as they can carry. Just oversee what they pack.
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Old December 10th, 2004, 04:24 AM
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Thank you- these are great ideas-if I pack the clean pail with clothes, at least I am not taking up so much space.

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Old December 10th, 2004, 07:29 AM
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I always brought a bucket and shovel, but now our son loves to run trucks through the sand. I found a cheap set of small construction truck molds at Toys R Us, and picked up a cheap Tonka bulldozer and dump truck plastic toys ($3.99 each). Theyre not super small, but they had to big enough to be played with and be able to handle the abuse of heavy wet sand and salt water! I also picked up a mesh bag to use at the beach so the sand falls out easily. I will probably carry it in a tote along with the snack and diaper supplies.

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