For those grown-ups, beaches are great for sun-bathing, surfing, and swimmingpool, but for kids it’s more than that. For kids it is a different world entirely. On the shores, they have all of the freedom to use their imagination and to increase the spectrum of the thinking. They could dance, sing, play, dive, surf and perform a hundreds thousand activities. Following are some of the exciting activities which you can enjoy with their kids on the beach.
1. Treasure Hunt
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 on top of it. They could then ask the kids to guess what’s there under each identifier. By way of instance, if they have put a Kids Jewellery Box under the sand they can place a bangle over it. The content at the top is going to be a hint to what is below the sand.
2. Beach Bowling
Creating the bowling pins out of the sand will be the first exciting part of the game, followed by playing a game of bowling with your gang. They can play this game in groups as well, where they can keep rotating the roles of bowling, creating pins etc..
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 also play a game where they will talk to each other by making only faces and not speaking. This will encourage them to understand various kinds of human emotions. Who knows? We might get back a completely new set of emoticons devised by these little geniuses.
This is one of the easiest and simplest activities you can enjoy on a shore. You only require a stick and few pebbles, which you can get easily. Put the stick in the middle in an upright position and place the pebbles around it equidistant from each other in a circle. While chilling out and playing, kids will observe and learn how the motion of the sun is associated with our time system.
Allow the kids understand how a particular object can absorb a lot of water and become heavy. 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, then 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 close to the coast on the balloons. They can then fill balloons with water and will be happy to find the inflating of the balloon. This will make them understand how things inflate in real world.
7. Passing the Water
This game is played by more than one player. The more people, the more interesting this game will become. The main idea behind this game is to pass the water in one player’s glass, to the glass of the man who is standing right behind him. They can make themselves stand at all.
The aim will be to conserve the balloons from bursting.
9. Hide and Seek Castles
First, the kids are going to have to prepare a number of castles from sand and might need to name them individually. After the match will proceed, one of the children are going to develop into the finder and rest all will try to hide behind the castle. The Finder will then guess who is behind each castle.
10. Playing with Alphabets/Numbers
The beach can be treated as a large notebook for beginners who have just begun learning the alphabet, and numbers. We can help them understand the shapes of different 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 enable them to practice.
Kids can prepare a small beach-tent out of their bed-sheet, sticks, and some medium-sized pebbles. Sleeping in tents in jungles has always been fun for individuals in any age category, but one can’t take children into jungle. To make the kids feel like they’re in the jungle, parents can decorate their tents in hut-like style, and also place some bushes around the tent.
One of the favorite games for all age groups, this may be played by using a simple item, like rope, and involves a good deal of teamwork. The kids will learn how to create strategies to overcome their opponents. Though this game represents strength, good strategies will often prevail. Parents may include themselves in this action to keep the game moving, since most of the time, children will not be able to live in this game for more than few seconds.
The youthful Sherlock-Holmes can get hands-on experience trying to find different kinds of shells. The man who gets the most shells will be the winner.
Here, parents can help their kids identify the rhythm and sound of sea-waves, and how they relate to the noises that musical instruments create. However, this activity will require quietness and an isolated beach, but the attempt to locate one will definitely pay-off.
15. Mom’s Bucket
This game could be taken as a war between the mothers who have brought their kids to the shore. The moms need to hold the buckets 10-15 meters from the coast, and the children will bring water from the shore to fill the bucket. Whoever fills it up first are the winner. Here, one can use the time of the waves to reduce the distance travelled to fill up the bucket quickly.