Fun Beach Activities for Kids

After spending a week at the beach I realized that while I can sit endlessly in the sand, doing nothing but staring at the lapping water, my son and niece need entertainment. We came up with a number of fun beach activities to play using a pail/shovel and items found at the beach. beach activities

Fun Beach Activities!

Sand Hopscotch

Using a stick (or your finger) create a hopscotch grid and then play with a rock. beach activities

a light skinned 4 year old girl playing hopscotch on a beach- beach activities a light skinned mom playing hopscotch on the beach with a 4 year old girl and boy

Long Jump

Draw a line on the sand and have a competition- who can jump the furthest?! beach activities

a 4 year old light skinned boy playing 'long jump' in the sand, trying to jump as far as he can from a line


Build small hurdles (depending on the ability of your child it may just be a line on the sand). Then time yourselves to see who can do the hurdle course the fastest without knocking any over. beach activities

Rock Balancing

Collect a bunch of rocks then balance one on top of another to see how tall your tower can get (do this cooperatively or as a competition) Erica Schott

Sand Spa

This is my personal favourite. Get your kids to dig a hole. Place your feet in the hole and then get them to fill it with water creating a foot bath for you 🙂 Erica Schott

women's feet in a hole in the sand a woman's feet in a hole in the sand being filled with water

Treasure Hunt

Get your kids to find various objects and bring them back to you while you sit and get your tan on! They can spend time searching for rocks of various colours, sticks, a feather, flip flop, etc. Erica Schott

Enjoy the beach!

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