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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

Scrub the Decks

This is easily the best warm-up game if you’re freezing after a dip in the sea.

Draw a boat outline on the sand as big as a house. Mark the bow (front), stern (back), port (left) and starboard (right).

Then choose a captain who’ll give the orders. S/he shouts out: ‘Port’ and everyone runs to the left of the boat; ‘Bow’ and everyone runs to the front, and so on.

Some other commands to try:

'Scrub the decks’ – drop to your knees and start scrubbing.
‘Up periscope’ – lie on your back with one leg in the air.
‘Captain’s coming’ – salute and say ‘Aye, aye, captain’.
‘Crow’s nest’ – pair up and the lightest climbs on the other’s back.
‘Hit the deck’ – lie on your tummy.
‘Man the lifeboats’ – get into group of three, sit down and start rowing.

Make up your own commands for 'Man overboard', 'Walk the plank', etc...

Take turns to be captain so everyone gets a go being in charge.