Is there a better summer activity than heading to the beach? Even the thought of the sand beneath your toes and the smell of salt in the air can transport you back to your last family vacation seaside.
Since it is prime beach weather the 3Doodler team thought we would pull together a beach day checklist and suggest some fun outdoor activities for your next trip seaside. We also have a fun hands-on Doodle activity to get you and your kids excited about your next family trip!
Before you head to the beach, make sure you have the following basics.
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
- Picnic food
- Bottled water
- Beach umbrella or something that’ll create some shade
- Buckets and shovels
- A ball or frisbee or kite
Now that you have your essentials packed, let’s explore what you can do at the beach. No matter your interests, the beach has you covered.
Playing in the water
Usually, beaches have a body of water associated with them. It’s always fun to swim in the water and splash in the waves. If you are looking for some more excitement you could teach your kids to body surf!
Hanging on the beach
If you want to stay on land there are lots of options as well. Test your engineering skills and build an epic sandcastle.
This is a great activity that brings out everyone’s inner creativity and gets your crew to work together to build something epic. While planning out your sandcastle creations, check out this tutorial on how to make beach themes sand molds. This would be a fun and unique way to decorate your sandcastles.
If you brought something to toss around like a ball or frisbee that is always a fun activity. If it’s windy you could even learn to use a kite and fly around the skies.
Hunt for beach life
One of our favorite activities is hunting for beach critters. If you look closely you can find crabs, little fish, burrowing water bugs, and sea birds. If your beach has title pools then you’ll have a good chance to see Sea Anemones, Starfish, Limpets, Hermit crabs, and Sea Urchins.
Before we send you on your way, we wanted to share with you a topical tutorial. In this step-by-step guide, we include a few stencils of some of our favorite sea creatures. This is a fun project that’ll bring focus to some of the fun and crazy animals that inhabit the beach and the surrounding oceans.