Games, Activities, and Crafts
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Beach Party Games
It's a beach party, so squirt guns and water balloons may be all you need to keep the children playing happily for a long time! If your party is at the beach, bring along some classic summer games like horse shoes, volleyball, limbo, tug of war, and a piñata. These fun games continue to be popular with kids of all ages!
The children work together to stay out of the water in this tug-of-war game.
Musical Beach Towels
Get the kids moving in this version of musical chairs!
Paper Plate Fish Craft
An easy and fun craft using paper plates to make a fish.
Surf, Surf, Wipeout!
This is a version of Duck, Duck, Goose that’s played with water and is a great way to cool off in the sun!
Beach Relay Race
This classic relay race with a few beach items is sure to be a hit!
Sand Dollar Beach Shop
Hand each guest some play money to spend at your own little beach shop.
Wipe Out Freeze Dance
The children pretend to surf as they dance, until the music stops and they have to wipe out!
Octopus Tag Game
Any "fish" caught by the "octopus" become tentacles and must help catch other "fish"…
Sand Bucket Toss
Players use a sand shovel to toss ping pong balls into a bucket from a few feet away…
Hula Hoop "Head" Off
Be the first team to pass a hula hoop down the line while holding hands…
Ball, Squirt, Score!
Two players use water guns or hoses to spray their beach balls toward each other's goal lines…
Let children "color" a 3-D picture using glue and colored sand…
Girls will love making their own bracelets filled with floating glitter and beads…
Have your partygoers excavate a sandbox in search of seashells and prizes…
Beach Ball Pass
Teammates take turns running to the finish line and back while batting a beach ball in the air…
Ice Cream Cone Relay
Players pass cones filled with water down a line until their team's glass is full…
Edible "Sand" Art
Fill a bottle with colorful layers of candy "sand"... then eat it!
Summertime Obstacle Course
Your guests will love running, jumping, and getting wet in this activity!
For this outdoor game, children form two lines and try to break through the other team's line…
Wheel Barrow Race
Fill the wheel barrows with a few beach balls and start the race!
Just how low can you go? Find out with a game of Limbo!
Divide the children into teams, and have them play a competitive game of horseshoes…
Hula Hoop Contest
This fun activity uses up excess energy, which is especially useful if boys are attending the party!
Water Balloon Toss
Players will team up to see who can "go the distance" in this fun water balloon game…
Beach Party Activities and Crafts
It's always fun to send your guests home with happy memories and a memento of the event. Have your guests create these Sandy Sea Shell Frames ... and make sure someone's snapping lots of pictures so you can give each guest a picture of the party in their hand-crafted frame.
Other fun beach party craft ideas include:
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