September 2, 2020 2 min to read
How to have an amazing time with kids at the beach
Heading to the beach with kids but don’t know how to keep them entertained? Luckily, the water and the sand will keep them occupied for a while, but there are some things you can do to prepare better.
From packing toys and tons of snacks to making sure everyone naps during the day, you can still have fun at the beach without meltdowns and tantrums. To make sure the kids are protected from the sun, don’t forget sunscreen, rashguards, a sun umbrella, or a pop-up tent that the kids can sit or nap in.
Keep reading to learn about the best ways to have fun with your kids at the beach and make memories that last a lifetime.
Make a Plan
The number one rule for going to the beach with kids is to make a plan for the day. Though plans don’t always work if you have little kids, you can still have something to rely on if things go wrong.
For example, make a packing list for things you need to bring for the kids and yourself. Then, plan where you’ll have lunch, what time the naps will be, and how long the road is. Sticking to the kids’ routine as much as possible will help you and them have a great day at the beach.
Bring Snacks and Juices
Snacks and juice boxes are lifesavers for every parent. Hungry kids can easily become irritated and cranky, but their favorite snacks and juices will help them calm down. Bring as many snacks as you can fit into your bag.
If you have picky eaters, it’s best to make the kids’ lunches at home and put them in an icebox to keep them fresh. Otherwise, you can venture out to a nearby restaurant for lunch and eat together as a family.
A great way to keep kids happy at the beach is ice cream, and this can be a treat to reward great behavior. The kids will love it, especially if they don’t eat ice cream often. Freshly squeezed juices are another great way to keep the kids hydrated and energized.
Bring Beach Toys
While the beach is fun on its own, you should still bring some beach toys to keep the kids occupied in the shade. Think waterproof books, sand toys, water floaties, beach balls, and your kids’ favorite toys.
When the kids get tired from playing in the water, you can read them a book before naptime, offer them a coloring book, or their favorite toy. This is a great way to keep them…
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