Wherever summer takes you and your family—the beach, the park, or the backyard—your child is always looking for something fun to do. If you’d like some simple activities that children can do anytime, anywhere, just grab a beach towel!
For these beach towel activities, no beach is actually required. The beach towels are used as convenient props to help you and your child quickly set up the activities. Have your child find a game he or she likes on the list below to get started.
Use Towels for Shape Practice
By helping children practice creating shapes with a beach towel, parents can help introduce or reinforce the properties of different shapes. Ask younger children to take the towel and fold it into shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, or trapezoids. Challenge older students to create more complex shapes such as isosceles, right, and equilateral triangles. Using multiple towels, have older and younger kids work together to create one big picture of a house or other object using multiple shapes.
Play Beach Towel Baseball
This game is a variation of baseball, but you can adapt it to kickball as well. You need four beach towels that you can fold in half to use as bases. To give the game an extra beach theme, use a beach ball and a soft Wiffle bat.
Design Beach Towel Costumes
Give your children and their friends a variety of beach towels and challenge them to create unique outfits out of them. You can ask them ...