On your beach vacation, be sure to download a free Beach Scavenger Hunt printable and beach craft. Keep the kids busy with a sand bucket & cute outdoor treasure hunt!
Okay, we all know vacations aren’t always relaxing. Often family vacations are echoed with “what’s next?!” While the sand and waves are really fun, it’s possible you will hear cries of “I’m bored” or my favorite “I don’t know what to do!” If you are looking for activities for the beach, take a look at this fun list of beach activities for the kids (and kids at heart!)
What are some fun things to do at the beach?
Summer is the perfect time of year to head to the beach. If you are looking for fun beach activities, we have a really good checklist of ideas for kids of all ages. From games, to water play, contests and more, you will have so much fun you might have to set a timer to remind you to reapply sunscreen! It’s easy to burn when you are distracted!
Some of our favorite activities include…
- Beach Games: Beach games are perfect for using common items you already have in the sand. Ideas include beach Frisbee golf, water relays, beach bowling and more. They are beach activities that will fill the entire day and give someone the claim of victory!
- Sand Castle Contest: Divide in teams and see who can build the best sand castle. The whole team can look for natural decorations like seashells, seaweed and more.
- Sand Pictionary: Use the sand to play Pictionary. Divide in teams. Teammates will draw pictures in the sand while their team tries to guess. Items can include an ocean animal, objects found on the beach and more.
- Fly at Kite: We all know about kites but how often do you get the perfect day to do this outdoor activity? The beach is perfect for giving the right amount of wind to fly a kite.
- Beach Crafts: Using sea shells and other beach items, turn your finds into art work. You can also upcycle trash found on the beach for a fun beach craft. Ideas include water bottle jelly fish, sand Play-doh and more.
- Beach Party: While on your beach vacation, have a beach themed party. This can include a pirate party, kid’s baby shark party, adult white party, or even a teen glow in the dark neon party.
- Minute to Win It Games with Water: Enjoy these water games for kids that last only 60 seconds.
- Have a Beach Treasure Hunt: Divide in groups for a team building scavenger hunt. Use a beach scavenger hunt list to find items commonly found on the beach.
If you are headed to the beach this summer, consider this free printable Beach Scavenger Hunt for the kids. It will busy them for awhile. Consider filling as well, their bucket with a snack and drink while they look! This is also good for red flag days when the sea is rough and you can’t get in the ocean.
Beach Tip: consider shipping beach toys from amazon to your beach vacation home. Alternatively, when you arrive at your rented beach house, see if toys were left behind. Many houses end up with renters leftover beach items and supplies. You can also hit the dollar store when you arrive at the beach and leave behind any beach supplies you do not want to cart back home.
Beach Scavenger Hunt Printable Craft
Ready to create this beach scavenger hunt for your trip? Get this free printable, laminate and add to your sand bucket. It’s a perfect activity for the kids and will keep the busy in the sun!
- White Cardstock
- Corner Punch (we used Martha Stewart)
- Glue Gun or Adhesive Spray
- String or Twine
- Beach Pail
- Optional Supply Idea: Fill pail with water bottle sunscreen and a snack.
Beach Scavenger Hunt PDF
The beach house scavenger hunt checklist includes…
- beach ball
- sand castle
- beach chair
- pink shirt
- red swim shorts
- beach towel
- pretty rock
- flip flops
For this list of beach scavenger hunt ideas, anything that can be collected is added to the sand bucket. If it can not be picked up, a check is placed beside the beach item checklist or a photo is taking (more on a photo beach scavenger hunt below.)
This is a free beach scavenger hunt printable. Get this Beach Scavenger Hunt and all of Frugal Coupon Living’s Free Printables. Enter your name and email address and we will send you a link and password for access to your free downloads.
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It’s very easy to create this craft once you have your beach scavenger hunt digital download.
Open the printable scavenger hunt in your PDF viewer.
Place card stock in your printer.
At this stage, you have the option to laminate your printable to keep it water proof.
Use a glue gun or adhesive spray to stick the beach scavenger checklist to your beach pail.
Tie the pencil with twine to the bucket.
We think a fun option is to fill pail with a few beach items. Consider adding a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Everyone knows the sun makes you crave a tasty beach snack.
Beach Photo Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is perfect for young kids but you can easily convert it into a beach scavenger hunt for adults, teens or youth. Turn this checklist into a Beach Photo Scavenger Hunt.
Race to see who can find the items first. In order to put a check by the beach item, teams must take a photograph of the item. This can be done with a camera or cell phone.
Leave a comment below. On your next adventure, be sure to share what ocean activities you did and add your own ideas too.
Happy fun in the sun and enjoy your beach travels!
More Beach Fun
If you are hitting the beach, we have a huge list of beach tips and ideas. In addition to the beach scavenger hunt free printable, take a look at our our Beach Tips and Tricks for creative ideas to keep your trip flawless and efficient. For something improved and updated, also enjoy these Beach Hacks from a Floridian! Pin to Pinterest.
Are you looking for more fun activities during the summer? Don’t forget our Visual Summer Bucket List for Kids. Bucket lists are perfect for organizing a family and giving a visual checklist of summer fun for kids and adults. Pin to Pinterest.
If you love treasure hunts for kids, take a look at this huge list of Scavenger Hunt Ideas. Hundreds of scavenger hunt clues and riddles that are perfect for any season including summer, winter, spring, fall and holidays including birthdays, back to school, Christmas and more. So many fun ideas for perfect scavenger hunt at home or during travel. You can also grab our printable set of year-round scavenger hunts and use them as each holiday and season arrives. This is the best package to cover you for every major holiday. Pin to Pinterest.
The beach scavenger hunt checklist was originally published June 4, 2016. Updated April 12, 2022.
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