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Clever Beach Toys for Little Kids

Clever Beach Toys for Little Kids includes some great ideas for your family. The beach does not have to be a stressful place when you have young children. Let them enjoy the sand and surf while you relax by packing a few of these smart beach toys in your bag.

beach toys digging toys for the beach

Prepare for the Sand

Playing in the sand is a great option for toddlers and smaller kids.

Many children in this age bracket can play independently in the sand if they have a few toys to play with.

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Always keep a watchful eye on your children when they are anywhere near the water! Even if they are “just playing in the sand.”

It only takes a split-second for them to wander off.

If you have a bucket and few sturdy digging toys, your kids can play for hours in the sand.

They can make sandcastles or dig themselves a great big hole if that’s what they are into.

child with a full arm cast at the beach - cast cover

Caring for a Full Arm Cast at the Beach

If you’re curious about the cast cover in the photo above, we used this plastic waterproof cast cover when we were playing in the sand because it was much more comfortable.

But when we got in the water (ocean OR pool), we used a latex cast cover that has a bulb syringe that you can use to pump out all the air for fully waterproof protection.

It worked really well and we only had one incident where water got into the cover during some rough-housing in the pool with the older kids.

The only downside was that it was pretty tight on his upper arm. I used a pair of scissors to snip off about 1/2-inch of the opening and that helped loosen it up a bit.

two kids playing with an inflatable pool at the beach

Protect from the Sun

For smaller kids, the long-sleeved sun protection swimsuits are a great option to protect their delicate skin.

No, they won’t get too hot in them.

No, people or other kids will not look at them funny.

Sun hats and sunglasses are also super important for kids.

You can also bring umbrellas and even full-sized tents like you would use for tailgating.

Sun protection, including high-SPF sunscreen, is serious business and it’s important to protect your skin from damage.

You can still get a tan without burning your skin. If you start to feel hot, it’s time to reapply the sunscreen.

Play in the Water

Kids love jumping into the waves in the ocean, but that’s not the only way you can incorporate water play into a beach day.

You can also use water squirters or squirt guns.

Fill up a bucket or a kiddie pool with ocean water and let the kids go to town.

You can refill it as many times as needed.

If you are getting into the ocean, it’s a good idea to put a life jacket, Puddle Jumper, or swim vest, on small children.

Again, you should always watch kids when they are in the water but it can be an extra layer of protection for them and give you a little more peace of mind.

Be sure to check out our list of Beach Essentials for Families for more details on how to have an easy and relaxing beach vacation.

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18 Clever Beach Toys for Little Kids and Todlers

Clever Beach Toys for Little Kids

With a little bit of advanced planning, the whole family can have fun at the beach.

We're sharing clever beach toys that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

These tried and true beach toys are designed to give your children enough options so that they will never get bored.

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