Adults and children should wear beach attire or dress in
bold and bright colored clothing. To set the mood play water/ocean
sounds as a background or Beach Boys music.
Need: strips of newspaper or computer paper (1/4" wide), 1"
wide masking tape, scissors
Have the children cut strips of used paper. Measure the children's
waist with a tape measure. Then measure that amount of masking tape,
plus six inches. Lay the tape on the floor or on a long table sticky
side up. Lay one end of the paper strips on the tape. Place the
strips next to each other to form the skirt. Make the strips close
together and even overlap. When the tape is full of paper strips, lay
another piece of tape on top of the first one and press to make the
waistband. Make sure to leave about three inches at each end, for
fastening the skirts.
Need: heavy thread or yarn. plastic needle or tape end of yarn, paper
The lei is a special way to say hello or good bye in Hawaii. Have the
children cut paper flowers from tissue or crepe paper. Twist the
bottom of the flower and string it onto the threaded string. Continue
until the string will slip over the child's head. Tie a knot and wear it.
Layer colored sand (or salt) in a bottle.
In the sand form a 6 inch mound around a pop bottle (20oz). Pour 1/3
cup vinegar into the bottle. Add 1/2 cup or less baking soda. Can add
red food coloring to resemble lava. Get ready for an eruption!
Need: 1 banana per child, ice cream, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Slit banana open lengthwise. Put ice cream, mini marshmallows and
chocolate chips in slit. Can add whip cream to top. Eat with a spoon
straight out of the skin(boat). Enjoy!
Need: apple, peanut butter, raisins
Cut off top of apple. Using spoon, scoop out the apple core.
Fill the apple with peanut butter and top with raisins. If this is to
be eaten later, brush apple edges with lemon juice to prevent
browning and wrap in foil.
Saddle up for a corral full of cowboy tunes. GIDDYUP! is an engaging
mix of Western and bluegrass style fun for all ages.
Featured guests: Laurie Berkner and Trout Fishing in America.
Buck Howdy hosts
, which airs on XM Satellite radio and on dozens of
Give each child a: 10x12-inch piece of cardboard and 4 feet of thin
rope or twine. Have the children glue their rope pieces around the
edges of their cardboard sheets to make rope frames. Then let them
glue pieces of their own artwork inside the frames.
Using a rock or a block as a hammer, hit a nail and children can tin
punch a design into a tin can or frozen orange juice lid.
Spray paint small pebbles with gold paint. Bury in sand area outside.
Sift sand with strainer to find "gold". Prize for the
biggest and smallest nuggets. You will be surprised how long they can
dig for "gold".
Form rope lasso. Set up large stuffed animals on a chair or milk
crate to be "roped". For younger children hoola hoops can
be used instead of rope.
Children can eat on aluminum pie plates.
Need: brown paper lunch sacks, trail mix( mini pretzels mini
marshmallows, raisins, little toasted breads, chex cereal, etc...
Children decorate their "saddle bags" (brown lunch bags).
Then have the children go to the table to pick and choose what they
would like to put into their trail mix. Could eat the snack on the
floor or outside around a fake campfire.
Make a teepee snack using Sugar cones, Chocolate icing, Coconut, dyed green, Pretzel sticks, and Gel icing.