- beach bag (we do have a "pool bag")
- sand castles
In the story, a little girl goes to the beach for a day of fun with her mom and dad. She meets a little boy who enjoys playing in the water and exploring with her.
The illustrations are very simple but when introducing completely new concepts, I think simple illustrations are appropriate.
After reading the book, Logan and I made sea shell imprints into playdough. He wanted to do this for a LONG time. Without being prompted, he held up a big shell and said, "This a big one."
If you live near a beach (lucky), you could even have your child pick up the shells and bring them home for this activity. If you're like me, you'll have to pick up a bag at Dollar Tree!
We'll be at the beach all week. Stop by and visit. I'll be posting other beach books and activities we have enjoyed.
(And by "at the beach", I mean sitting on a beach towel near our sand and water table on our deck in horrible Missouri humidity.... wish you were here.)