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Little Shrimps
Driftwood Mosaics
Shell Seekers
Beach Flower Pot Game
Scrub the Decks
Pit Pat Race Track
Sea Glass and Stone Collections
Drip Castles and Sand Sculptures
Beach Boules
Jurassic Mosaics
Sand Traps
French Cricket
Beach Rounders
Mud Glorious Mud

Sea Glass and Stone Collections

Collecting games keep children going for hours. A kids’ favourite is beachcombing for beautiful, bright, frosted slivers of sea glass, tumbled smooth by water and sand.

Green, brown, clear and amber fragments are easy to find, blue is rarer, and very occasionally you come across purple and bright red. Take the best bits home and display them on windows or in glass jars. On different beaches you can find different treasures: fossils such as ammonites and belemnites, and semi-precious stones including carnelian and amber.

Alternatively, make a beach walk go in a flash by suggesting everyone looks for the most perfectly round, black, holey, egg- or heart-shaped stone. Or search for stones across a colour range, for example, shades of grey from black to white. Lay out your finds on the sand and pick out the champions.