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5 Kid-Friendly Activities Perfect for the Beach

5 Kid-Friendly Activities Perfect for the Beach

Summer for kids means only one thing, it’s time for the annual trip to Holden Beach. Holden Beach is a great place to take your family vacation every year and get to spend as much time on the sand. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation homes will keep you and your family close to the beach. We have a few kid-friendly activities that are perfect for playing on the beach with the family below.

Tic-Tac-Toe Fun

5 Kid-Friendly Activities Perfect for the Beach

Who doesn’t love a good classic game of tic-tac-toe with the kids? But this game is even more fun when played in the sand. All you need is a stick to help draw the squares in the sand and some seashells that the kids collected from the beach to use as the X & O. What a great game to play with the kids and have a friendly game with them. Think of how much fun they can have with learning how to play the game in the sand!

Musical Towels

Another great activity that can be played on the beach and with the whole family would be musical towels. Have a towel for each member of the family and lay the towels out on the beach in a circle. We also recommend that you bring a small radio or a smartphone with speakers so you can play musical towels. Play just as you would play musical chairs but only on the beach soaking up the sun!

Build Sand Animals

5 Kid-Friendly Activities Perfect for the Beach

Instead of building the perfect sandcastle build sand animals instead. What a great way to challenge your kids to build their favorite animal in the sand. What you will need to build these beautiful animals in the sand are a bucket, shovel and your kids’ imagination. You can always split into teams and see what family member has made the best sand animal together. What a great way to spend time with the family on the beach where everyone can be in on the action.

Play Sand Skeeball

Have you ever gone to an arcade and played skeeball? This version is a little more fun and entertaining as you are playing in the sand with the kids. You will need to have a small ball that the kids can roll down the sand to go into the holes. Next you want to dig 10 holes into the sand that will be in the shape of a triangle and roll the ball down the “lane”.  Be sure to assign each hole with a point value so that you can tally up who won.

Build a Sandman

5 Kid-Friendly Activities Perfect for the Beach

Since snow is a rare sighting at the beach during the summer, it’s time to build a sandman instead. This is the kid’s version of a snowman but building out of the sand on the beach. Make sure that each child has a bucket and a shovel to help build their sandman. For the eyes and other features that you will find on a snowman you can find right there on the beach. Grab a few shells for the eyes, smile and buttons down the sandman. Find a piece of driftwood for the nose and hands. And finally, if you happen to find some seaweed, use that as the scarf on their sandman. Take a picture with each kid sitting or standing next to their creation and take a picture to help remember the fun they had.

There are many other fun kid-friendly activities that you can do on the beach, but these were a few to share with you. If you haven’t made reservations for your next beach getaway, check out what Oceanfront vacation homes are available. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories with the few kid-friendly activities listed above!


What’s Happening Around Holden Beach

So you’ve decided you’re spending your summer on Holden Beach, North Carolina, this year. Congratulations! This is one of the most laid back and family oriented beaches along the North Carolina coastline and you’re going to have a wonderful summer here. We have many summer vacation rentals that are available weekly or monthly that you’re just going to love!

What's Happening Around Holden Beach

When you’re filling out your calendar of things to do you’ll want to prepare for fun times and free concerts every Sunday night at Holden Beach! Dance a little and smile a lot or dance a lot and just keep smiling! Refreshments will be for sale on site so when you need to take a break to refresh and recover you won’t have far to go.

Every Sunday night through September 6, 2015 there will be free concerts open to the public from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Holden Beach Pavilion on Jordan Boulevard. The music ranges from beach music to jazz to oldies and some good old rock ‘n roll. Here’s the run down on who’s playing and when.

June 7 – The Entertainers

June 14 – Brickhouse Band

June 21 – Steve Owens & Summertime

June 28 – Rick Strickland Band

July 5 – Gary Lowder & Smoking Hot

July 12 – Jim Quick & The Coastline

July 19 – Marsha Morgan

July 26 – Fantastic Shakers

August 2 – Embers featuring Craig Woolard

August 9 – Carolina Breakers

August 16 – The Attractions

August 23 – Band of Oz

August 30 – Sea Cruz

September 6 – The Imitations

This free concert series at Holden Beach is sponsored by the Holden Beach Merchants Association.