Staycation Ideas

Staycation Family Fun – Beach Day

This year, Spring Break won’t include warm sandy beaches, theme parks or roller coasters, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy time as a family with some beach day themed fun. Forget online learning for the week and take a moment to reconnect, and have some fun!

Since we can’t make it to the beach, let’s bring the beach to us! Turn up the heat to 90 degrees, put on your flip flops and Hawaiian shirts and let the beach party begin!

Tropical Delights to Tantalize Your Tastebuds

  • Tropical smoothies
    • Start with any combination of your favorite fruits -pineapples, mangos, strawberries, bananas.
    • Then add a liquid – orange juice, pineapple juice, almond milk, coconut milk or coconut water.
    • Blend together
      • You can also add 1 cup of Greek yogurt to make it a creamy protein-packed smoothie.
  • Seashell pasta
  • Tropical Fruit Salad – have the kids help cut up strawberries, pineapples, mangos, watermelon and bananas. Mix together and drizzle with honey and lime juice and top with coconut whipped cream.
  • Goldfish trail mix
    • Goldfish, pretzels, oyster crackers and peanuts
  • Sand dollar cookies
  • Ice cream

Beach Themed Games

  • Play Go Fish
  • Grab a broom and have a limbo competition
  • Play Beach Ball Toss – two people hold on to each end of a large towel with a beach ball in the middle and toss the beach ball into the air. See how many times you can catch the ball!
  • Play frisbee

Beach Day Crafts and Activities

sea foam play activity
  • Make Sea Foam
    • 2 tbs dish soap, food coloring, & 1/4 cup water. Use a hand mixer to blend the soap and water until foam is created.
  • Make paper lei necklaces
  • Give each other a mani-pedi and paint your nails
  • Have a seashell hunt around the house, in your backyard or bury some in your sandbox for kids to find
  • Fill a bucket, the bathtub or kiddie pool with water and let the kids do some water play.
  • Make play dough mermaids
  • Do a jellyfish craft
  • Listen to the beach-themed playlist
  • Paint rocks or seashells
painting rocks

Beach and Ocean Movies

  • Finding Nemo
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Shark Tale
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Oceans
  • Moana
  • Turtle: The Incredible Journey
  • Mission Blue

Available on Amazon

A Turtle’s Tale (included with Prime)

Dolphins in the Deep Blue Ocean ((included with Prime)

Let the staycation fun continue with a night of indoor camping!

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