Sometimes you just have to bring the beach to your home! That’s what we’re doing today with family-fun activities that are beach centered but can be done with your kids in the comfort of your own home or outside in your yard. Remember these ideas for your future beach vacation also, but for now go ahead and try these beach crafts, science experiments, and other quick and easy ways to bring the beach fun to wherever you are right now. These activities will keep your kids engaged and excited until they can be back at the beach again. Enjoy!
Make Super Simple Beach Crafts at Home
You only need a few basic supplies for these beach crafts that you probably already have at home. From DIY mini aquariums to beach memory jars, there are plenty of crafts to get those creative juices flowing. Extend the craft by doing an quick online search and learning more about shell, animal, or beach topic.
Sort and Identify Seashells at Home
Remember all of those seashells you and your family have collected over the years? Pull them out and let your kids sort and identify them. Extend the activity even further by having your school-aged children make labels or draw their own shell identification chart.
Try Easy Beach Science Experiments at Home
Bring beach science into your home while having fun experimenting! Learn about water currents, make your own jellyfish in a bottle, and try some sand slime—just to name a few of the fun activities you can do with your kids. Learning more about the beach is always a good idea!
Plan a Beach Movie Night for the Family
Why not plan a beach movie night at home with all the fixings? Make it extra special by letting your kids create tickets, set up a popcorn bar, and arrange some special seating in your living room. Of course, we recommend the Dolphin Tale movies, but there are plenty of other movies set right at the beach.
Have a Beach Scavenger Hunt at Home
You don’t have to be at the beach to have a beach scavenger hunt! Create a quick and easy scavenger hunt for the kids that have them searching for all the things you’d bring to or find at the beach: a bottle of sunscreen, a beach towel, a seashell, sunglasses, a flip-flop, and so on. Get creative! You could also print this ready-made beach seashell scavenger hunt page for the kids to color and bring with them on their next Florida beach vacation.
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