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The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach  

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List Rules Love beach volleyball? Why not try it with a really, really big beach ball? I mean, really big.

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... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Try A Game Of Beach Volleyball With A Giant Beach Ball
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Host A Treasure Hunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
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!
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Have A Scavenger Hunt And See ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Have A Scavenger Hunt And See Who Can Bring Back the Most Interesting Find
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Play Limbo On The Sand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Play Limbo On The Sand
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Have A Water Balloon Toss At T... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Have A Water Balloon Toss At The Beach
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The Shell Toss Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play 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.
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Dig A Channel To The Sea - See... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Dig A Channel To The Sea - See Who Can Dig It the Fastest!
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Search For Driftwood, Shells, ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Search For Driftwood, Shells, Seaweed, Crabs And Sea Glass
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Make Sand Sculptures - The Bes... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Make Sand Sculptures - The Best Sculpture Wins!
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Host A Tug-Of-War Contest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Host A Tug-Of-War Contest
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Let The Kids Play Soccer With ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Let The Kids Play Soccer With A Beach Ball
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The Bucket Game is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
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!
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Hula Hoop On The Sand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Hula Hoop On The Sand
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Beach Bowling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Beach Bowling
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Play Beach Frisbee With The Ki... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Play Beach Frisbee With The Kids
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Dig A Hole And See Which Hole ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Dig A Hole And See Which Hole Can Hold The Most Water!
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Make A Dam Using Sand And Pebb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Make A Dam Using Sand And Pebbles
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Musical Towels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Musical Towels
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Play Hopscotch In The Sand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Play Hopscotch In The Sand
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Build A Mini Golf Course In Th... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Build A Mini Golf Course In The Sand
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Have A Kite Flying Contest - T... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Have A Kite Flying Contest - The Highest Kite Wins
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Play Flag Football In The Sand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Play Flag Football In The Sand
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Host A Relay In The Sand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Host A Relay In The Sand
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Place Several Shells In A Glas... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Place Several Shells In A Glass Jar and See Who Can Guess How Many There Are
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Host A Game of Bowls (Boules, ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach
Host A Game of Bowls (Boules, Petanque)