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Indoor Sunny Beach Day Activity for Kids During Winter

For those of us battling below zero temperatures, it can be difficult to find indoor activities for our children. Even if warm beach days are rare in Winter, you can bring the beach indoors with this fun activity for your kids.

What you need:

  1. Deep blue construction paper, felt or material (even a sheet will do)
  2. Light blue construction paper, felt or material (again a sheet will do)
  3. Tan material, sheet or blanket
  4. Yellow construction paper, felt or material
  5. Beach Towels
  6. Non-toxic glue or safety pins
  7. Beach umbrellas (optional)
  8. Various colors of green & blue tissue paper
  9. Beach/Hawaiian music, sounds of waves crashing or anything else that reminds you of summer
  10. Summer snacks
  11. Summertime reading books. If you don’t have any at home, take a trip to the library.

What to do:

  1. You and your kids can create your own indoor beach by hanging up the light blue material or construction paper on a wall for the sky.
  2. Make a sun out of the yellow construction paper and hang in the “sky”.
  3. Put the tan blanket or sheet on the ground as sand.
  4. Next to the “sand” put down fish and waves that you cut out of the tissue paper.
  5. Turn on the music & start your beach party.
  6. You can read to your kids, lay out on the beach towels, snack on summertime foods, etc.
  7. Have your kids wear their favorite summer outfit and sunglasses. If it’s too cold in the house to do that, you can have them put a bright colored summer t-shirt over their winter shirt.

We love this Pink lemonade pie recipe for your beach party sent to us from @StepanieCHicks on Twitter:

Pink Lemonade Pie:
  1. Ready to use graham cracker pie crust
  2. Mix together 1 small can frozen pink lemonade
  3. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  4. 1 tub thawed Cool Whip (do not add water for lemonade)
  5. Mix together
  6. Pour into crust
  7. Refrigerate until set


Posted January 21, 2011

by MichelleH


12 Responses

  1. Love it!!!! We are going to do it today since my daughters arthritis is bad today. Today will be fun

  2. Michelle says:

    Sorry to hear your daughters arthritis is bad today. We know your love, yummy lemonade pie & indoors beach will cheer her up!
    Sending hugs to you both!

  3. Jaime says:

    The indoor beach day is such a fun idea! I am a parent and blogger who would love to work with you. How would I go about finding your blogging program?

  4. Donna says:

    This is such a cute idea!

  5. MichelleH says:

    There is a bit of a wait list for the Kolcraft Mom program but you can email us at to get on the list.

  6. Andrea says:

    An indoor beach party is a the perfect idea for a cold winter day! And that Pink lemonade pie recipe sounds like a delicious addition to a great day!

  7. Jenny Lloyd says:

    We are sick of the cold and snow and a indoor beach party would be a perfect way to have some warm fun this weekend. Thanks for the GREAT idea!

  8. sonya bitz says:

    …Well, i absolutely love this idea! We live in Alaska and boy do we know about winter! My son is almost three and he loves creatures of all kinds…I have set out ocean books and pretended that they are beaches or aquariums and he pretend plays with book sceneries for backdrops. I would love to go all out with him and do a whole beach scene and i know he has enough whales and crabs and lobsters and fish to accompany me for a day at the beach….thanks

  9. Shonda says:

    I love this beach indoor idea!

  10. MichelleH says:

    Ohhhh what a beautiful place to live Sonya! Sounds like you & your son will have lots of fun with your Sunny Beach Activity!

  11. MichelleH says:

    We understand Jenny. The snow was magical back in December, but has wore out its welcome. At least we can make it sunny indoors!

  12. MichelleH says:

    You will love the recipe Andrea. Have fun bringing the sunshine indoors!

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