Quick and Easy Beach Activities Your Kids Will Love
Posted On Monday, June 25, 2018
Updated June 2020
Beach days are the best ways to keep your kids active, engaged and imaginative. If you'd like to have a few extra tricks up your sleeve during your Topsail beach vacation, try a few of these quick and easy beach activities perfect for the kids and kids-and-heart. They're ideal for the times when you need a focused activity to bring everyone together. Some of these are indoor activities which are great for a little quiet time in your
Topsail rental. Others are outdoor activities that you can do when your kids need something a little more structured to do. Have fun and stay creative, even when you're on vacation!
This free, printable adventure checklist is an awesome way to start off your Topsail beach vacation! It also makes a great keepsake after your vacation has ended to remember all of the fun you had and memorialize the special memories of your trip. This one is especially tailored for the younger ones, but you could easily modify this activity for the older kids, too.
Sand Drizzle Sculptures are relaxing, soothing, and a bit addictive to create! They are also fantastic fine motor practice for the little ones, while also entertaining enough for the older kids. Have a sand drizzle sculpture contest to see who can create the tallest one. Or you can write letters and words with this method, too. It's wet, sandy fun for everyone.
Painted rocks are such a fun, trendy and easy craft idea. Painting them makes for a quiet afternoon activity in the comfort of your air-conditioned Topsail vacation rental. This is a wonderful activity for times when you need a break from the sun, sand and surf. Did you know that there's a
Topsail Rocks group on Facebook? There is! Join in the painting, finding and hiding fun. Don't forget to keep an eye out for those Topsail Rocks hidden all over the island.
If you have kids, you've probably already made some kind of homemade slime. So how about some beach sand slime? This homemade sand slime recipe is super easy to make. Sand slime is awesome for ocean and summer science themed activities. Making slime is great fun for kids and provides entertainment for days. With a few basic ingredients from the store and a few items from your Topsail rental kitchen, you'll have all you need.
We love these 10 beach game ideas for kids and families to stay active at the beach—and to create some of the best vacation memories ever. All of these games are easy to set up and do not require additional materials. Try one or try them all. Don't forget to take pictures!
These are our favorite beach ball games for kids, tweens, teens and adults! They are easy to learn and play—and also cheap games that are all played with a beach ball. Great for families or larger groups of people and versatile enough to be played indoors or outdoors.
Need some calming activities for the kids? Try these ocean-themed yoga poses that are great for the beach or inside your Topsail vacation rental. They're a perfect way to start your morning, relaxing as a pre-bedtime stretch, or anytime you need to calm everyone down and refocus their attention. Bring these free printable ocean yoga cards with you in your beach bag!
Looking for some awesome summer science activities for kids? These are 20 of the most popular science ideas that kids are sure to love! From Lego ice excavations to oozing sand volcanoes to beach density jars and more, you'll find activities for every age and interest right here. Learning can be totally fun while also being absolutely educational.
Take a look at these wonderful shell craft ideas for your kids and your family. Turn your summer beach vacation keepsakes into wonderful shell DIYs. They are easy to do and super cute crafts that everyone will enjoy making after a day of shell collecting.
Make your Topsail Island bucket list and check it twice! Here are 100+ summer bucket list ideas to create your own or just print this free one out for your convenience. Start checking off those bucket list adventures!
Have fun, get creative and enjoy some family bonding at the beach with these favorite family-friendly activities. Play more!
DON'T FORGET TO PRINT YOUR FREE TOPSAIL JOURNAL PAGE, TOO!
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