Catching Rays: 10 Beach Day Trip Tips

Sun, sand, and the soft sound of the ocean – what could be more perfect?

Planning an all-day beach excursion? You might need some quick inspiration for safe and easy activities that will occupy the kids while you lay on the sun-warmed beach blanket reading a good book.

DiscoBratz has got you covered.

  1. The get ready game. Make a fun game out of the prep since there are lots of steps to get to your beach excursion. You can put on some silly music and make a sunscreen station, gather all the hats in the house and let everyone try them on, or form an assembly line to makes snacks and sandwiches. Anticipation is half the fun.
  2. Get there early. Beat the crowd if you can, you’ll probably also beat them on the way out!
  3. Camp near the lifeguard. Sometimes you can even pilfer the shade next to that high perch. It’s just a little extra comfort knowing that your kids are playing right in front of a trained pair of eyes.
  4. Seashell treasure hunt. Collect all the bits and bobs you find along the shore, they will come in handy when you make…
  5. A bag of old ribbon and the aforementioned seashells will turn your castles into mega-complex castles! Just remember to pick all that stuff up when you leave.
  6. Frozen fruit. You can freeze watermelon and grapes and have some nice melty, cool treats as a snack to beat the heat.
  7. Cover up and reapply. Don’t forget while you are having fun to shade yourself and the kids, and use sunscreen often. Lightweight tops and hats are a must.
  8. Take a nap. If the kids are getting a bit cranky, have everyone take a little sunbath for 10 minutes; that recharge will fuel the rest of the day.
  9. Create a no-touch zone. Bring a Zip-Lock bag or a sealable pouch for phones, keys, and anything else you want to protect from sandy hands.
  10. Bring baby powder. Little ones will sometimes suddenly be “over it” with the sand. Giving them some other sensation, like that smooth feeling of baby powder, which can miraculously redirect them.

Beach day is liberation from the usual preoccupation with dirt, with how our hair looks, with using our forks properly (or at all), and certainly from the daily grind. Keep in mind and teach the kids that it’s important to leave your area clean so that the next set of folks can enjoy themselves too. Have so much fun reveling in the sun safely this summer!

About Susie Almaneih

Susie Almaneih spent several years during her young adulthood teaching children dance at her church group, as well as other cultural-based activities. Susie now spends as much time as she can giving back to the families in her community. Over the years, this love for community has evolved into a deeper love for delivering positive and creative content and awareness to families of all ages.

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