Beach Games for KidsEvery parent knows there is a real chance that their children may not want to just sit and relax on the beach. Here are 11 beach games for kids to keep them busy and safe!
*Children should be watched at all times at the beach. Riptides, bacteria, other people and getting trapped by sand are real dangers that exist on any beach!*
1) Fill the Bucket
The winner is the first to overfill the bucket with water they bring from the surf! Place the buckets an appropriate distance from the shore to ensure that you wear them out!
2) Penny Treasure Search
Bring a bunch of pennies and hide them in the sand in a designated area. Let the kids find them and see who discovers the most!
3) Cloud Looks Like
Lay back and watch for clouds that look like objects and people!
4) Tennis Ball Hot Potato
Don't let the tennis ball fall!
5) Beach Frisbee Golfing
All you'll need for this game is a target and a few frisbees! Set the target up and let everyone get a throw at the target! Closest wins! First to one million wins is the winner! :)
6) Velcro Catch Set
Who didn't have a Velcro catch set growing up? It's a time honored tradition to play this game at the beach and that should continue!
7) Bird Watching
Make a list and/or take a photo of the different birds you see on the beach.
8) Sand Sculpture Contest
Make teams and see who can make the best sand sculpture or work of art!
9) Ring Toss Game
Get some plastic or mesh rings and toss them at a stick or pole!
10) Name Writing
Have your children write their names in the sand with shells and treasures they find from the sea!
11) Whiffle Ball
Grab a whiffle ball and bat before you head to the beach for some fun! Use a towel or t-shirt for home plate and come up with your own rules based on number of players and space on the beach!
You'll have your kids entertained for hours on the beach with these games! Remember to go over proper beach safety and etiquette with your children before you get to there!
- Stay in view
- Give others some personal space
- Be aware of other people when throwing or hitting a ball
- Stay away from people fishing and watch out for hooks
- Don't speak to strangers
- Be careful of swimming too far out
- Shuffle your feet to scare off stingrays
- Avoid saltwater if you have open wounds or if you are bleeding
- Don't swim in the dark
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