Today on the blog, I am sharing FIVE simple and fun beach themed activities to do at home with your little ones.
Whether it is décor shells or shells from a previous beach visit, add them to a bin or water table with a sponge and some soap. Add in some play items like fish!
If doing this activity indoors, on a tray place a bowl, sponge, spray bottle or small pitcher for your little one to fill with water and wash the shell.
You can even wash shells after playing in the sandbox. This is a great activity that combines practical life skills and sensorial play!
PLAY "I SPY"
Whether it is a trip safely to a local lake and/or read beach-related books, watch songs/videos online, talk with your little one about what they may see or have seen at a beach visit. We recently had the opportunity to visit a local beach in our area, from a safe distance and saw lots of sand toys in addition to playing with our own, lake, sand, water, rocks big and small, etc.
Some I SPY object suggestions:
Rocks, sand, beach ball, fish, boat, flip flops, sunglasses, umbrella, bucket, beach ball, lake, beach towel, etc.
PLAY DOUGH & SHELLS:
Make imprints in playdough using different shells.
PAINT/COLOUR/ADD STICKERS TO BEACH THEMED TEMPLATES:
Use watercolours, washable paint, finger paint, q-tips, sponges, stamps, stickers to decorate beach themed cutouts.
SAND & WATER PLAY:
Add beach themed items to your water and sand table and create a mini beach for your favourite toys!
Add some water to a kiddie pool, a beach ball, some rocks or seashells, bucket, play fish, etc.
Our "AT THE BEACH" activity box HANDPRINTS DISCOVERY BOX includes some of these activities, objects and much more (including an Activity Guide for ideas in and beyond the box), perfect for exploring before and after beach visits and during the Summer time! *Recommended for AGES 3+, small parts*
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