I recently had the pleasure of going to Myrtle Beach…without the kids! 🙂 It was a wonderful time of rejuvenation with my grandmother, mother, and sister-in-law. Absolutely amazing.
It was hard being there without the kids, though, in some ways, like wishing I could go shell hunting with them in the sand.
Well, problem solved: I just brought some of the beach home!
In a ziploc bag I brought a whole bunch of cool shells I found. I threw in some sand to pad them so they wouldn’t break on the way home, but this ended up being the cool thing.
I was going to dump it all into mason jars to make something they could shake and search like a game. But then I thought, “Half the fun is digging them out of the sand, washing them off, and seeing what you’ve found.”
So I just divided it all into two bags, one for each kid, and gave them to them outside.
They had so much fun we’ve done it almost every day since!
I’m so glad I didn’t put them in glass jars to look at but instead gave them a hands-on way of discovering the beach–at home!
I can’t wait to take them to the real beach, but for now going up to Coeur d’Alene lake has been a great way to get them used to the idea.
What beach memories do you have?