Easy Beach Activities for Kids


Beach in a Pan
Beach in a Pan
Beach in a Pan
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Water has the power to wear down rocks and soil -- even beaches. Your kids can do this beach in a pan activity to recreate how erosion happens in nature. There goes the beach!

What You'll Need:

  • Large rectangular pan
  • Brick
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Water
  • Sponge

How to Make a Beach in a Pan:Step 1: Set one end of your pan on a brick so the end of the pan is raised a few inches. Step 2: Use sand and gravel to make a "beach" at the high end of the pan. You may need to dampen the sand to make it stay in place. Step 3: Pour water into the low end of the pan until the water reaches the beach.Step 4: Now put a thick sponge in the water at the low end of the pan. Push down on the sponge to make waves in your ocean. Step 5: Watch what the waves do to the beach. That's erosion!Keep reading for a relaxing beach activity that engages your children's listening skills.For more fun kids activities and beach crafts, check out:

How to Make a Beach in a Pan:Step 1: Set one end of your pan on a brick so the end of the pan is raised a few inches. Step 2: Use sand and gravel to make a "beach" at the high end of the pan. You may need to dampen the sand to make it stay in place. Step 3: Pour water into the low end of the pan until the water reaches the beach.Step 4: Now put a thick sponge in the water at the low end of the pan. Push down on the sponge to make waves in your ocean. Step 5: Watch what the waves do to the beach. That's erosion!Keep reading for a relaxing beach activity that engages your children's listening skills.For more fun kids activities and beach crafts, check out:

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