Make an At Home Beach Day

Life as we know it has officially been put on hold. Beach vacations are cancelled and the couch has become the replacement. Instead of being super bummed about it, we thought, what could we do? And so we brought the beach to us instead. Read on to find out how you can make your very own At Home Beach Day, with a little learning and a lot of fun!

Create A Schedule:

Make out a list of all the activities you want to do today! We put ours up on colored paper and had the kids move each activity over to the done side once they finished something. Our kids are little, and can’t read yet, but they had fun moving the papers over and asking what was on each one. We started the day by getting dressed like we were heading to the beach, making a breakfast smoothie, and then the fun began!


Set Up A Beach:

We had extra play sand laying around in the garage, so we set up a real beach inside a container in our living room. We filled it with sea shells and sand toys for the kids to play with and dig for. They had their beach chairs set up to relax in and some fun props like sunglasses, sunscreen, and beach towels.

Touch Pool:

Whenever you head to the beach, it’s always fun to see what you can find on the ocean floor. So we set up our very own touch pool. We filled it with shells and plastic fish. We put a little bubble bath in so they couldn’t see down to the bottom but had to feel around instead to pull out those shells!

Go Fishing:

We have a fun Melissa & Doug Fishing Set but you could easily make your own fishing set too. All you need is a stick, some string, paper fish and something to stick it all together! Get creative and make your own if you don’t already have one at home.


Difference Between Fresh and Salt Water:

This one was pretty easy, we set up two glasses of tap water and then had the kids add salt to one. We talked about which type of fish live where and then let the boys taste the difference!

Deep Sea Creatures:

Watch Mid-Michigan Moms Facebook Live about Deep Sea Creatures to learn all about the layers of the ocean and the creatures that live down in the dark.

Monterey Bay Aquarium:

Check out Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Live Streams to see what their fish and sea life are up to.



After watching the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Live Streams we decided it would be a fun idea to create an ocean scene with paint. We set up our paints and got to work. Let your kids’ imaginations fly as they create their own scene.

Sand Art:

If you have sand and glue this is an easy activity for your little ones to do. We drew out the animals in glue and then covered them with sand. Let them dry and then you have your very own sand art!


Have a picnic lunch at your beach spot, grab your favorite ocean book, or pop on a movie like Finding Nemo or Finding Dory. The choices are endless.

And there you have it. All the ideas for a Beach Day At Home! Bringing the beach in your house? Be sure to tag Lansing Mom so we can see! 


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