The best way to select what to take is get a tub and after you go, put the used stuff in it.
I have 2 medium sized tubs for camping supplies. I use them for tent camping with the scouts (boys and girls) for the last 25 years. It has the "I need this stuff".
One is for the Kitchen
: Tubs for dishes - 3 (we use a three part cleaning system) Oil, Soap, salt, pepper, spices, cinnamon, sugar, biscuit mix, nested pots, plates, silverware, can opener, Long handled tongs, spatula and spoons for cooking over a fire, gallon plastic bags for mixing and a can of condensed milk.
One for the Fire
:Matches, firestarters, hotpads, towels, dutch oven (top doubles as fry pan), small grate, tools - hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, multi tool, scissors, duct tape, heavy needle and thread, first aid kit, hatchet, dish washing scrubbers, hair ties to keep long hair out of the fire and heavy duty non stick foil-man I love that stuff.
I always take my boxes when I go, even if I am not in charge of the kitchen!
I have my "Marry Poppins" reputation to uphold. It is nice to say..."Oh, Pat might have it!".
Seems like you always forget something....don't fret improvisation is part of camping. Keep an eye out for stuff at thrift stores and garage sales.
At to games for the little ones, Scouts have an emergency game box:
EMERGENCY GAMES BOX
Over the years this has proved to be a real blessing. My box is a
small plastic toolbox. In this box I have an assortment of bits and pieces
with which I can make up games and other activities at very short notice.
Listed below is a list of items that you could put together to make a similar
emergency games box.
A large bag of elastic bands.
Boxes of chalk white and coloured.
4 candles or night lights
, 1 per patrol.
boxes of safety matches.
A miniature cricket bat, wicket and small soft ball for indoor cricket.
Ball point pens.
Markers or felt tip pens.
Short lengths of soft white rope with the ends whipped for knotting games.
A reel of cotton for making trip lines for minefields.
Roll of sticky tape.
Blu-Tak or similar for sticking things to walls.
A couple of large dice.
Blank cards or small sheets of paper for writing instructions.
Box of thumb tacks or drawing pins.
A small torch with spare bulb and rechargeable batteries.
4 small pairs of scissors.
A pack of playing cards.
A packet of Alka-Seltzer tablets or similar.
Various whistles and noise makers.
4 triangular bandages
Adapt it to fit your needs...I have more dice, photo copies of game boards etc...