- How long can you go?
Nothing beats good-old digging in the sand. Get your kids to see how deep of a hole they can dig and when they’ve dug as far as they can, see if an adult can fit in the hole or see how long it takes to fill the hole with water.
- Beach Frisbee golf
Substitute a plain old game of frisbee with frisbee golf. Set up targets using items you brought to the beach (could be an umbrella, a towel, or you could even dig a hole in the sand to aim at). Take turns trying to throw your frisbee as close to the target as you can. Make sure smaller kids are allowed to stand closer to the target than the bigger ones.
Required: At least one Frisbee
- Water bucket Race
Kids love relay races, and at the beach the old egg and spoon race can be replaced with a water bucket relay. Give each child a plastic cup and have them run to the water, fill their carrying implement, and race to empty it in a bucket. The child who will fill the bucket first, wins.
Required: a bucket and carrying tool for each child
- Limbo at the beach
The limbo dance originated in Trinidad in the 1800s. Bring it to the 21st century with a fun beach version. With two people holding the ends of a rope, have each child take a turn trying to go under the “bar” with their backs facing the sand. After each child has succeeded at a certain height of the bar, lower it again and again. The winner is the child who manages to pass under the bar in the lowest height.
Required: A rope