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Exciting and simple activities to keep kids busy at the beach
Exciting and simple activities to keep kids busy at the beach
Sara Lebbos

It’s summertime, and we all know what that means. Family reunions, camping, and multiple trips to the beach. Sometimes it’s a chore taking care of the little ones while trying to work on that beautiful sun-kissed tan of yours. When leaving them home isn’t an option, it’s nice to hear that they can stay safe while having a good time at the beach with adults. Find out how!

Start a shell collection. This is always a fun activity for kids while playing by the seashore. They’ll definitely be fascinated by the different shapes, colors, and patterns of rocks and shells they find in the sand. Encourage them to bring them home, and use them for artwork, activities, and decorative items around the house. Here are a few things your kids will absolutely love to do with their new collection! 

Get sandy. The only thing kids love doing at the beach more than splashing in the water, is playing in the sand. Plastic toys like buckets and shovels are perfect for the beach, especially when trying to build a sand castle. Another all-time favorite that most kids will enjoy is making snow angels in the sand. Digging holes and taking turns burying each other in the sand keeps them giggling the whole ride home. Just make sure to keep an eye out for them.

Go for a swim. Letting kids play in the water alone can be risky, especially if they don’t know how to swim. Make sure you provide them with the proper floating aids and inflatable toys to keep them both occupied and safe at the same time.

Play ball. This is probably the simplest activity of all. All you really need to bring is an inflatable beach ball and the children will be laughing and splashing instantly. Beach ball is perfect for any group. Separate yourselves into even teams. Adults can even join in to heat up the competition.

Fly a kite. The breezy weather at the beach sets the perfect scene to fly a kite. This is an easy DIY project that will encourage your kids to be creative. Here’s a simple way to make a kite; Once the kids are finished, they can paint it however they please.

Next time you’re planning a beach trip, bring your kids along. Just don’t forget to pack towels, sunscreen, snacks, and extra water.

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