The beach can be a great place to entertain children. It’s not only fun but also healthy for them, and it’s a great way to spend time together as a family. However, if you’re going on vacation with young kids, it can take a lot of work to figure out what activities they want to do while at the beach. Here are some ideas:
The first thing you need to do is get sunscreen on those little bodies.
The first thing you need to do is get sunscreen on those little bodies. Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin and reapply every two hours.
Next, it’s time to figure out what toys the kids want to bring.
Next up, it’s time to figure out what beach toys the kids want to bring. Before you start shopping for beach toys, consider these factors:
- Is the toy age appropriate? Some toys are made for older kids or adults and unsuitable for younger children.
- Is the toy waterproof? This is especially important if the child tends to lose things in sand or water.
- Does the toy have a loop on it so it can be easily picked up? If it doesn’t have one, consider attaching one with clear tape (or something else) so that it stays in place when tossed into a pile of other toys at home or on vacation.
Be sure to have plenty of snacks for them as well.
Parents’ common mistake at the beach is underestimating how long their children can play. At first, kids are happy to frolic in the sand and build sandcastles, but after an hour or so, they can become restless and want something else to do. An excellent way to keep them busy is by packing healthy snacks and water bottles that can stay cold in your cooler (or at least cool-ish).
You can also bring some books for older children and batteries for their portable music players.
Consider bringing books for the older children and batteries for their portable music players, as they may not be interested in playing with beach toys anymore.
Kids can get bored at the beach, especially if they’re not old enough to enjoy swimming or playing in the water. A great way to keep them occupied is by reading a book together. If you want to avoid lugging around a heavy stack of books, consider bringing one digital reader that can hold multiple books and downloading some classics like Harry Potter or The Hobbit before your trip.
If you have kids too young for reading but old enough to use electronics responsibly (and take care of them), then a portable music player might be just what you need! With all those hours spent waiting in line and standing around on hot days, it’s essential that everyone stays entertained and happy—and rockin’ out with their favourite jams will do the trick.
Sticks can help build sand castles or dig holes.
Sandcastles are fun. They’re a great way to spend time in the sand with your kids, but they have only one issue. You can’t take them home with you.
Sticks are inexpensive to keep your children occupied at the beach while creating something that will last longer than a sandcastle. Sticks can be used in many different ways: as toys, tools and little shovels for digging holes (or even playing games like volleyball or soccer).
Sandcastles don’t need to be boring either – try adding sticks on top of castles for extra strength and creativity.
Bring enough toys and games to choose from to keep your children busy at the beach. It can be a fun day for everyone if you plan and avoid getting caught off guard by unexpected rainy weather.