This beach scavenger hunt is the perfect activity to keep your little ones busy and entertained while you are at the beach!
Scavenger Hunts for Kids
We love scavenger hunts for kids! There is something about letting your kids explore by having them find things around where there are! Scavenger hunts for kids can be done for holidays like our Valentine’s Day Scavenger hunt or our Christmas Scavenger hunt. They can even be done in new places like our hotel scavenger hunt or our camping scavenger hunt! Be sure to check out all our scavenger hunts for kids to find the perfect one for you!
Beach Scavenger Hunt
You finally made it to the beach! The beautiful place where you’re going to lay in the sun with a good book and relax the day away.
The only problem with this picture-perfect scene is that your little ones will still need to be entertained.
This beach scavenger hunt is just the activity you need. So, head to the beach and smile at the fact that you don’t need to stress about keeping your kids busy… because we got you covered with this beach scavenger hunt!
How to prep for a beach scavenger hunt
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The great thing about scavenger hunts at the beach is that there really isn’t a whole lot of prep work that you have to do because we have done most of the work for you and created this super cute beach scavenger hunt printable for you to just print out and take with you to the beach!
All you have to do is print off as many copies as you need of this free beach scavenger hunt printable and then take it with you to the beach! To make this beach scavenger hunt printable more durable at the beach be sure to laminate it first. (Not necessary at all, but nice if you want to reuse it over and over again! And the great thing about laminators is you can good a good one for not very much money and the laminating sheets are affordable too. )
How to do a beach scavenger hunt
We found that the best time to pull out this beach scavenger hunt is after you’ve been at the beach for a little while and the kids have had time to explore a little bit.
When you first get to the beach the kids are excited and just want to run around and play. This is a great activity to do later on your beach trip.
Another advantage of waiting just a little bit to pull out the beach scavenger hunt is that if they have time to explore first, they will be more familiar with the items on the list!
Beach Scavenger Hunt Rules
So now that you’ve made it to the beach and have let the kiddos explore for a little while, it’s time to explain the rules.
You can either split the kids up into two teams or let them all do the scavenger hunt on their own!
If you split the kids up into teams, it would be fun to have a little prize or treat for the winner!
Next, pass out the beach scavenger hunt printable to the kids and let them have fun trying to find all of the items on the list.
One thing to keep in mind is that you might want to give the kids boundaries when they’re searching for the items on the list so they don’t wander off further than you’re comfortable with!
Why scavenger hunts?
Benefits of Scavenger Hunts
Scavenger hunts actually have a lot of benefits for kids!
Besides the fact that it will keep them busy and entertained, scavenger hunts have several learning opportunities.
If working in teams it teaches them
This beach scavenger hunt also teaches problem-solving skills as they study the list and try to find the items. It’s a great, tangible way for them to figure things out, even if it might be a little tricky!
If you have younger kids, you can tailor the beach scavenger hunt to be a little bit easier and if you have older kids, you can give them more of a challenge!
Whatever age your kids are, they are going to have a blast with this beach scavenger hunt!
Download your beach scavenger hunt for kids below!
Beach Scavenger Hunt List
- Beach towel
- Beach umbrella
- Bathing suit
- Sand Castle
- Flip flops
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Michele is a Family Life Educator with her degree in marriage and family studies. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!