We are lucky enough to live really close to the beach, but not lucky enough to have typical beach weather (as you can tell from Mia’s winter clothing). During the colder months, we are usually the only people on the beach, but that doesn’t stop us getting some fresh air and making our own entertainment.
After putting on our wellies and having a paddle looking for creatures in the water, we decided to play a game of tic-tac-toe. We gathered some driftwood, shells and pebbles. Half the fun was collecting the items.
Once we had all the bits we needed, we made a grid using the driftwood. Mia was shells and I was pebbles – it was then game on!
This is a simple game but encourages logical thinking and strategy from an early age. We have played this many times using different materials and still fun for all!
Mia asked me to add (she was very insistent) “You don’t need to bring toys to the beach when you can make your own games up, you can then leave them behind for the next children – from Mia”. I have a feeling she is going to want add her own bit before I publish a post from now on haha! She has already asked if she can have her own science YouTube channel.
Is there anything you play at the beach using what nature has provided? Will you be giving this a go? Let me know by commenting below.
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