Splashing by the Shore: Beach Activities for Kids

Splashing by the Shore: Beach Activities for Kids

by Lisa Mullarkey, Debra Dixon, Debra Spina Dixon
     
 

Splashing by the Shore

Lisa Mullarkey

Summer's here and the time is right-for Splashing by the Shore! Hit the beach with the newest addition to our bestselling children's activity series. With tips on beach etiquette and helpful checklists of items to take along, kids can help pack and plan for a day on the shore.

Uncover the mysteries of tide pools, make

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Splashing by the Shore

Lisa Mullarkey

Summer's here and the time is right-for Splashing by the Shore! Hit the beach with the newest addition to our bestselling children's activity series. With tips on beach etiquette and helpful checklists of items to take along, kids can help pack and plan for a day on the shore.

Uncover the mysteries of tide pools, make sand-sational crafts, and play fun seaside games.

From sand games to water relays, the book introduces kids to exciting games and beach-themed crafts.

There are also ideas for throwing a beach party any time of year, with tips on low-cost decorations, invitation ideas, food and games, and favors.

Live in a landlocked state? No problem! Author Lisa Mullarkey shows kids how to turn a backyard swimming pool into the ultimate beach party destination!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3
This is a lively guide to spending time at the beach, containing safety tips and etiquette, science experiments, games, crafts, riddles, and suggestions for at-home beach-theme parties. The carefree feel of the text is reinforced by the sunny cartoon-style illustrations. However, a number of elements cause concern. Some suggestions promote littering (message in a bottle), touching trash (using discarded Popsicle sticks for a craft), and temporarily capturing wildlife for a seaside aquarium. While generations of children have engaged in such activities, it seems less than responsible for adults to advocate them. In addition, the structured nature of many of the games seems at odds with the free and easy spirit of a day at the beach. While kids would find this light fare engaging, a more deeply enjoyable (and more environmentally sensitive) title like Jim Arnosky's Beachcombing (Dutton, 2004) has more lasting benefit.
—Heidi EstrinCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586858841
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
6 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Mullarkey grew up near the beach and spent many summers at the shore with her family. She lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Debra Spina Dixon is a native of Northern California, who has been creating award-winning illustrations for eleven years. Her colorful work has appeared in numerous national publications and advertising campaigns. Currently, she lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and faithful dog, Remi.

Read an Excerpt

With this book, you can feel like an expert, too. You’ll uncover the mysteries of tide pools, make sand-sational crafts, and play some fun games in and out of the water. When you can’t get to the real beach, you can throw a beach party. This book gives you great ideas and fun activities to bring the beach to you any time of the year!

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