For the grown-ups, beaches are terrific for sun-bathing, surfing, and swimmingpool, but for children it’s more than that. For kids it’s a different world altogether. On the shores, they have all of the freedom to use their creativity and to improve the spectrum of their thinking. Here, they can dance, sing, play, dive, surf and do a hundreds million activities. Following are some of the exciting activities which you can enjoy with their kids on the beach.
1. Treasure Hunt
When you have sand all around you, hiding things will get even more interesting. This game can be modified in a variety of ways. One of them could be where parents can hide things under the sand and place an identifier in addition to it. They can then ask the children to guess what’s there under each identifier. For example, if they have put a Kids Jewellery Box under the sand they can place a bangle over it. The content at the top will be a hint to what is under the sand.
2. Beach Bowling
Producing the bowling pins out of the sand is going to be the first exciting part of the game, followed by playing a game of bowling with your gang. The re-creation of pins every time will make them even more involved in the game. They could play this game in groups as well, where they could keep rotating the roles of bowling, creating pins etc..
3. Beach Funny Faces
The ideal way to play the sand is to show your creativity. It is possible to draw numerous funny faces on the beach. While creating these faces, kids can play a game where they will speak to one another by making only faces and not speaking. This will encourage them to understand different kinds of human emotions. Who knows? We may get back a totally new set of emoticons invented by these little geniuses.
This is one of the easiest and simplest activities you can enjoy on a shore. Put the stick in the middle in an upright position and place the pebbles around it equidistant from one another in a circle. While chilling out and enjoying, children will observe and learn how the movement of the sun is associated with our time system.
Allow the children understand how a particular object can absorb a lot of water and become heavy. First, they could make the sponge-animals absorb water from the sea and then they can play various throwing and catching games with these sponges. When someone catches the sponge, they will be splashed with water.
6. Balloon Fish
Sitting on the sea-shore, one can easily find a couple of fishes closer to shore. Parents can show kids some fishes in the sea, and can ask the children to draw the faces of the fishes which they saw near the shore on the balloons. They can then fill balloons with water and will be delighted to find the inflating of the balloon. This will make them understand how things inflate in real world.
This game is played with more than 1 player. The more people, the more interesting this game will get. The main idea behind this game is to pass the water in 1 player’s glass, to the glass of the person who is standing right behind him. They can make themselves stand at all. They can either stand one after another in a straight queue or they can even form a circle.
The aim will be to save the balloons from bursting.
9. Hide and Seek Castles
First, the kids are going to need to prepare several castles from sand and will need to name them individually. After the game will proceed, one of the kids will develop into the finder and rest all will try to hide behind the castle. The Finder will then guess who is behind each castle.
The beach can be treated as a large notebook for beginners who have just started learning the alphabet, and numbers. We can help them understand the shapes of letters and numbers by making them draw the figures on the beach. The moment the sea will erase these drawings, it will be fun for children to re-draw themand this will allow them to practice.
Kids can prepare a tiny beach-tent out of their bed-sheet, sticks, and some medium-sized pebbles. Sleeping in tents in jungles has always been enjoyable for individuals in any age group, but one can’t take kids into jungle. To make the kids feel like they’re in the jungle, parents can decorate their tents in hut-like fashion, and place some bushes around the tent.
One of the favorite games for all age groups, this can be played by using a simple item, like rope, and involves a lot of teamwork. The kids will learn how to make strategies to overcome their opponents. Though this game symbolizes strength, good strategies will usually prevail. Parents can include themselves in this activity to keep the game moving, since most of the time, kids won’t be able to live in this sport for more than few seconds.
The youthful Sherlock-Holmes can get hands-on expertise trying to find different sorts of shells. The person who gets the most shells will be the winner.
Here, parents can help their children identify the rhythm and sound of sea-waves, and how they relate to the noises that musical instruments make. However, this action will require quietness and an isolated beach, but the effort to find one will definitely pay-off.
15. Mom’s Bucket
This game can be taken as a war between the mothers who have brought their children to the shore. The moms need to hold the buckets 10-15 meters from the shore, and the children are going to bring water from the coast to fill the bucket. Whoever fills it up first will be the winner. Here, one can utilize the time of the waves to decrease the distance travelled to fill up the bucket quickly.