When you are out and about with multiple kids, things can get a bit tricky! Especially when you may have kids with special needs or kids from foster care who don't understand the need to stay close and stay safe. Having a child run out into the street on your watch can be a terrifying experience. When you have more kids than you do hands, holding hands no longer becomes a valid option, so what can you do:
We have these handles they come in multiple designs and you can add many handles to accommodate more kids.
Amazingly my kids hold on to these handles, apparently they don't realize they could just let go and run off, LOL! Must be something psychological, but I wont complain :). You can either hold your end of the handle or they easily clip onto a shopping cart or stroller. At the beach I clip it on to my beach bag so they can hold on as we walk down to the ocean.
I also prefer these to the "leashes" many people use. There are a lot of people who are very against them, I admit I used to not understand it, now I TOTALLY get it and if that works for your kid by all means use it! These handles just feel better to me and I think help teach the kids some responsibility to stay safe.