What’s your idea of the perfect vacation? Is it full of adventures and sight-seeing or laid back and relaxed? When you’re looking for a family vacation destination, you have a lot of options. And with summer rapidly approaching, what better place to spend it than at the beach?
Beach vacations are perfect for making lasting family memories. If you have kids, you’re probably looking for picture-worthy moments that don’t break the bank. Enter: seashell collecting. There are hundreds of thousands of sea creatures that make shells, and each one is unique. There’s a world of marine biology waiting to be explored, and you can learn a surprising amount just by perusing the sand.
If your beach vacation is still a ways away — or if you’re stuck inside — your kids can still learn about seashells in a fun and interactive way. Have them practice identifying seashells with these printable flashcards. Each one has a different shell and a fun fact about the animal it belongs to.
Once you’re ready to hit the beach, your kids will already be seashell identification experts. Once they start hunting for shells, they’ll be able to easily identify them. To make it a game, bring these seashell scavenger hunt checklists with you to the beach. The first one to find five different shells wins!
Once you’ve amassed a sizable seashell collection, you’ll be able to take the surf back to your turf and enjoy your souvenirs — and the memories you made while finding them.