There's nothing quite like planning a day at the beach with your kids and having them complain that they want to go home an hour into your day trip because they're bored. Thankfully, this list has awesome games for kids to play while they're at the beach to keep them entertained for hours on end. What are the best games for kids to play at the beach?This list is votable and rerankable, so feel free to add your two cents if you have a good idea. From elaborate treasure hunts to simples games of tag, vote up all of your favorite things to do while you're at the beach with kids.
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Try A Game Of Beach Volleyball With A Giant Beach Ball
Host A Treasure Hunt
Draw a treasure map and hide your kids favorite candies in the sand. For added fun you can even hide coins!
Have A Scavenger Hunt And See Who Can Bring Back the Most Interesting Find
Play Limbo On The Sand
Have A Water Balloon Toss At The Beach
The Shell Toss Game
This is basically a “darts” kind of game: draw a big circle in the sand with smaller concentric circles inside, stand about ten feet back, and toss a recently-found sea shell in. Whoever gets closest to the center wins.
Dig A Channel To The Sea - See Who Can Dig It the Fastest!
Search For Driftwood, Shells, Seaweed, Crabs And Sea Glass
Make Sand Sculptures - The Best Sculpture Wins!
Host A Tug-Of-War Contest
Let The Kids Play Soccer With A Beach Ball
The Bucket Game
You’ll need: Two very large buckets and two small buckets. Place the large buckets in the sand and use the small buckets to fill the larger ones with water. The first with a full bucket wins!
Hula Hoop On The Sand
Play Beach Frisbee With The Kids
Dig A Hole And See Which Hole Can Hold The Most Water!
Make A Dam Using Sand And Pebbles
Play Hopscotch In The Sand
Build A Mini Golf Course In The Sand
Have A Kite Flying Contest - The Highest Kite Wins
Play Flag Football In The Sand
Host A Relay In The Sand
Place Several Shells In A Glass Jar and See Who Can Guess How Many There Are
Host A Game of Bowls (Boules, Petanque)