Left to their own devices at the beach, little children invariably turn into collectors. It it is almost impossible to leave a beach without a pocketful of shells, rocks, seaglass, sand dollars and plain old sand too. But we can't really blame them. Where else can you find so many fascinating objects, each more lovely and unique than the last, that are free for the taking?
Of course, we try to encourage our little hoarders to leave most of their loot behind, for the beautiful beach's sake. But on rainy days, you'll be glad for the things that they did bring home. For many of those precious items can be turned into crafts and keepsakes you'll truly be glad to hold onto for years and years. Here are a few ideas from our Savvy Activities Encyclopedia to get your little ones started:
Enjoy, and be sure to date these treasures!