Heading to the beach anytime soon? Looking for ways to occupy the kids while you get a little (key word: little) beach-chair relaxation?
Here are some of the coolest beach games and activities that will keep the whole family happy:
Inflatable Beach Balls 1 of 10Mark my word — kids will congregate to play with the coolest ball on the beach.
Buy from Pottery Barn Kids, $14.99
Melissa & Doug Flying Crab Disc 2 of 10Lightweight, portable, and oh-so-cute — a beach-bag must.
Buy from Toys R Us, $4.99
Clicker Crab Toss & Grip Game for Kids 3 of 10I took a similar game on vacation with my 3-year-old son, and it was a real beach favorite. This one from Melissa & Doug, however, is way cuter.
Buy from Melissa & Doug, $12.99
Blue Turtle Kite 4 of 10All together now: "Let's go fly a kite..."
This (seriously cool) kite is suitable for kids 5 and up.
Buy from Pottery Barn Kids, $22.99
GeoSafari Seascope 5 of 10This seascape can explore on land and in the sea. There's even an Aqualite flashlight for dark or murky (read: Atlantic Ocean) water.
The kids will be occupied for days.
Buy from Toys R Us, $29.99
Beach Paddles 6 of 10Because everyone needs a pair of paddles in their beach bag. Amiright?
Buy from giggle, $15
FAO Schwartz Ring Toss 7 of 10Another classic game that you can pack up and bring to the beach.
Buy from FAO Schwartz, $24.99
Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set 8 of 10Kids can make mudpies and sandcakes with this sand baking set.
Buy from Melissa & Doug, $14.99
Green Toys Sand Play Set 9 of 10Every kid needs a classic Sand Play set for sand castles — so why not an environmentally friendly one made from recycled plastic milk containers? I especially love this set for being extremely durable.
Green Toys, $21.99
Kidoozie Scrunch Bucket, $9.95 10 of 10If you have a hard time carrying everything to the beach, this silicone bucket can be bent, folded, and stashed in your tote.
Buy from Fat Brain Toys, $9.95
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