13 ways to beat beach-time boredom
After securing the best spot and lathering on the sunscreen, little ones are ready to take on the sand and surf. Of course, they can only swim in the water and play with their toys for long before they start begging for a new activity. To help them beat beach-time boredom, we've rounded up 13 kid-friendly activities that your little ones will love. From sports to crafts, we have plenty of ways to keep your kids occupied on the beach.
Go on a scavenger hunt
Before you head to the beach, make a list of things for your tots to find — a striped umbrella, a lifeguard, a seagull, etc. See how many items they can find throughout the day, and reward them with an ice cream cone.
Create a seaweed masterpiece
Turn the green and brown plant into a colorful work of art. Just make sure to snap a shot of the masterpiece before the water washes it away.
Fight in a water war
If a rough current is keeping your kids out of the water, this is a fun way for them to stay cool. Simply fill a few water guns, and let the battle begin!
Have a ball
Whether you kick it, hit it, or throw it, a beach ball keeps kids entertained and moving for hours.
Construct a sand castle
A classic beach pastime, sand castle competitions are a great way for kids to show off their creative side. For an extra challenge, see if they can construct a life-size fortress.
Build a mini aquarium
Fill a bucket with water, and turn it into a temporary home for various sea creatures. Bring along a nature book so your child can identify and learn more about ocean life.
Host a beach fashion show
Mini fashionistas will get a kick out of turning their colorful towels into runway-ready looks. Once they complete their designs, they can strut their stuff down the sandy catwalk.
Draw in the sand
Why carry your child's crayons and coloring books to the beach when they have an empty canvas to work with?
Throw the frisbee
Make sure your kids find an empty area before they throw around their Frisbee. The last thing you want is for them to hit a fellow beachgoer.