7 Fun Beach Games to Play with Toddlers and Preschoolers
Dunk 'n' Dip
Keep little ones moving and occupied with an easy beach relay. Have players fill cups with water, then run to empty them into a bucket. The first to fill the bucket wins.
Try this fun twist on a traditional sand castle. Fill a bucket with half sand and half water. Pour wet sand through a plastic funnel to build an abstract beach structure. Don't have a funnel? Cut the bottom off an empty two-liter bottle to make your own.
Sand and Shell Art
Take your young beachcombers on a hunt for shells and driftwood. Arrange your finds to create fun pictures.
Here's a fun activity beachgoers of any age can take part in. Lay down beach towels in a circle and crank up summer tunes like Surfin' U.S.A., by the Beach Boys.
Draw circles in the sand with a number in each one. Challenge kids to rack up points by tossing stones at the targets.
Use a shovel to dig six holes in the sand in a pyramid configuration. Give the kids tennis balls to roll into the goals.
After spending time in the sun, take a break by hanging out with the kids on your beach blanket to read a good book.