While you’re at the beach, challenge your kids to a game of Beach Bingo! Sometimes the sheer excitement of being in a new place blinds them to some of the neat things all around them. To keep them alert, make your very own game of beach bingo.
Start by making sheets of 4×4 boxes and fill them in with things the kids might find at the beach. Mix it up to include some hard-to-find items as well as some learning opportunities. If your children don’t spend much time at the beach, take this opportunity to teach them about things they may not see at home: tide, seaweed, various kinds of shells; or new vocabulary: adirondack chair or sediment (sand); or alert them to important safety features: lifeguard’s chair, warning signs, etc.
Next, turn the kids loose to go explore. The first one to make a bingo wins his or her choice of beach toys.
Here are some things your kids can look for:
seashell (be specific about color)
towels of different colors and patterns
Someone with a certain color swimsuit
The sky is the limit! Be creative and have a great time!