Summer is almost here! If summer makes you dream of relaxing days filled with sun and sand…you are not alone!
With these 5 beach crafts & activities your middle school students can bring the warm summer season home to enjoy any time of the year:
If your kids are looking for a fun and very colorful art project be sure to give chalk art a try!
Check out our favorite find easy-to-follow chalk art tutorials for sand buckets, start fish, manatee, sea turtles and more.
Pocketed Beach Towel
Middle school is a great time to learn to sew!
Here is a very easy and practical sewing projects kids can make on their own. Follow a few simple steps to add pockets to your favorite beach towel to hold books, sunscreen, and snack safe and secure when you are enjoying a day at the beach!
Island of the Blue Dolphin
One of our favorite middle school books to read together as a family is Island of the Blue Dolphin. This 1961 Newberry Medal winner tells the story of Karana, a young girl, and her efforts to survive alone on a repost island. After reading this adventure story our book club enjoyed a number of hands-on activities to help bring the story to life. Explore the Island of the Blue Dolphin as a family with these fun activities.
Spend a day at the beach and you will notice how the water level changes (sometimes pretty dramatically) on the beach. This is due to tides. Students can conduct a simple experiment at home to learn how tides occur.
Beach in a Jar
This is one of our favorite activities for bringing beach memories home! Using a few basic (maybe even recycled) items found around the house kids can make their own miniature beach scene in a jar with sand and some colorful shells.
Whether your travels take you to the beach or you enjoy dreaming of the beach from the comfort of your own home, we hope you enjoy these beach crafts and activities to help you celebrate summer!