Kids can have fun almost anywhere, but then again, kids can also get bored at the drop of a hat. It’s funny, but just as funny as it is, it’s true. Put a bored kid in a room full of toys and watch as he or she tries hard and harder to have fun. But then, put a bouncy kid in a library and watch as he or she goes on to have his or her own fair share of fun. With such varying traits, kids are really hard to tell. This is why when you have kids on the beach, it is important to know how to channelize their energy in the right and proper manner. Only this will ensure kids have fun when on the beach. One of the most supreme ways of ensuring kids have fun on the beach is to organize games for them. As an adult this really is nothing but your duty. Take the time to read on for interesting ideas on beach activities or games for kids.
Beach Games For Kids
Hole It Out
Technically, this is not a game, but when put together with the right expertise it can surprisingly churn out quite a lot of fun. Start off by taking a spade and a ball to the beach. Get all the kids together and ask them to dig a hole. No kid who likes to have fun will have anything against digging a hole in the beach. The hole that should be dug shouldn’t be too small or too large, a medium sized one should be the sole or rather ‘hole’ objective. Once the hole is dug, get the kids to fill the hole with water and splash around if they like too. However, splashing around is not where the heart of the game lies. To start off the game, get the kids to line up and stand a few feet away from the hole. From where each kid stands, the ball can be thrown into the hole. In a way, this game is just like basketball, only that much more fun.
Seek And Retrieve
This game is a variation of the much loved and pretty much overdone ‘treasure hunt’, only there are not too many directions or rules to follow. For this game, all that is required is a responsible adult or maybe even two and a dozen kids who are high on life. Get all the kids together and setup a boundary. For the boundary, you don’t need to draw lines; you can instead use just landmarks. Make it a point not to make the boundaries too large or the kids may just wander away, leaving you with the problem of missing kids to deal with. In any case, once you have figured out the boundaries, you can go ahead and ask the kids to get out there and ‘seek’ out the most interesting thing on the beach and ‘retrieve’ it back to base. The base is where you are supposed to be waiting. Once all the kids get back with their finds, you can play judge and present the kid who brought back the most interesting or funny thing with a gift.
What is the beach without the sea and also what is the beach without a frisbee? Yes, you read that right, when it comes to fun, maybe a frisbee on the beach can prove to be just as much as fun as the sea. It really is all about the way you look at it. For a great game and quite a different game with the frisbee, you can start off dividing the kids into two separate teams. Once the kids are divided into two teams, you can then go right ahead and set up some targets on the beach. The targets can range from picnic baskets to beach umbrellas or any other random thing. The goal here is to ask the kids belonging to the two separate teams to aim at the targets set up by you. The team with the kids who come closest to hitting all the targets automatically wins the game.
There you go, just like that, three great ideas on beach games for kids. Remember, when on the beach and when looking to have quite a lot of fun, there really is no limit to the number of ways to have fun.