22 Summer Beach Activities Fun for Kids and Parties

Fun Beach Activities {Beach Ideas}  The weather was just perfect to hit the beach this weekend  We had an amazing day! So, today I wanted to share some summer beach ideas  These ideas are great for summer activities at the beach  If you are planning to party with family and friends, you will love these ideas  They are not only easy, but very useful to make your beach experience memorable  Beach fun ideas for taking pictures, making sandcastles and collecting seashells for keepsakes  Plus so much more for kids too


Let’s start:


Beach activities


beach activities


Summer Beach Fun


beach activities

Carry a beach chair without loading up your hands  Weave a dog leash to make a strap for easy picking

Beach chair with strap


Beach Photo Idea

beach activities

Kids memories from the beach  Take a picture of your kids with their current age

Beach photo idea


beach photo idea 2

Funny faces group photo idea


Making Beach Tent

beach tent idea

Make a tent with sticks, leaves and a towel

This is great for an Island fun at the beach  Kids always enjoy making tents

Finding items for the tent makes a fun treasure hunt activity for the kids

Photography by Ashlee Raubach


beach towel with pockets tutorial

Make a beach towel with pockets


Pool Fun

beach water fun idea

Take a small inflatable pool to the beach  Kids are sure to love it

Be sure to add some sand at the bottom of the pool

Inflatable pool for kids


beach activities

Beach fun nails


Beach Tip

freezing water bottles

You can use water bottles twice at your summer picnic  First as ice packs and then as thirst quenchers

Pour out an inch of water before freezing bottles  The bottles help keep the food chilled  But will thaw as the day goes on

Leaving you with cold drinkable water

via Martha Stewart


Make a sandcastle

how to make sand castle with kids

Building a sandcastle is buckets of fun  All you need are water, sand, household items and some helping hands

How to build a sandcastle


key ring on beach bag

Great tip! Add a shower curtain ring to your bag  And you will never lose your keys again!


Make a pond

make a water pond on beach

Dig and make a puddle of water in the sand

Have fun hopping in it until it dries


make a sundial

Use a stick and pebbles to make a sundial  Educate your kids on how to tell time without a watch

The earliest sundial was made in 5000 B C in Ireland

Make a sundial


Cute Keepsakes

sand hand print for keepsake

Fill Plaster of Paris in your hand and foot print to make these cute keepsakes

Hand print keepsakes from sand


beach lights for sunset

Enjoy a beautiful sunset in the light of bottled candles

All you need is sand, glass and candles!

via ElMueble


beach photo idea

Use a frame to take an artistic photo


beach activities

Blow bubbles on the beach


Make a  BBQ Grill

disposable bbq grill on beach

Make a temporary BBQ grill with foil  Dig a hole in sand and place the foil inside  Add stones around for a border

Now set the fire with charcoal, add your rack and enjoy grilling

Be sure to pack out your trash

Disposable beach BBQ grill


sandcastle with popsicles beach activities

Use popsicle molds to make sand castles

I love this idea of accessorizing with beachy items for an interesting photo

Did something click?


Seashell Crafts

seashells jars beach activities

Instead of filling a jar with sand and seashells! Make a decorative seashells lid

Seashells jar lid


seashells windchime

Collect seashells to make beautiful crafts

Make a seashell wind chime


Beach Games

stamp towel game idea

I love this idea  Use square stamps to make a chessboard on towel

Various dice games can also be made by simply printing on fabric

There are two tutorials to print on fabric

1) Fabric printing with starch

2) Fabric printing with freezer paper


DIY Beach Bag

waterproof beach bag tutorial

Turn a garbage bag into a waterproof beach bag with duct tape

Make a waterproof beach bag


making sandcastle

And last but not the least  The idea that inspired this post

A sandcastle simple enough to be constructed by a toddler

Use different sized containers to make it fun for your kids

Also a little pond which kids will enjoy filling with water again and again


I hope you enjoyed these beach activities


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15 ways to make tents

How to make tent ideas


50 Summer Free Printables

Summer free printables


Gardening with kids

DIY Garden Projects


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  1. I’m taking notes and making a lists for our family reunion. This is a great resource. Thank you!

  2. Great games ideas for kids to play on the beach! My kids love playing cricket and kho-kho at beach.

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