Keeping Kids Entertained on Vacation | A Few of Our Favorites

I look forward to our family vacation every year but whoever said when you bring kids it’s no longer a vacation it’s a trip was spot on- haha.  We spend plenty of time at the beach and pool but these are a few activities we have been loving to keep the kids entertained.

Wikkistix– these are so fun.  My sister brought these and all the kids love them.  They are waxy sticks that are easy to mold and form into shapes.

Magnatiles- All the kids age 2 to 8 have loved building with these.

Water Balloons– these were so fun on the beach.  We set buckets out and did a water balloon toss.

Art Kit – The kid’s have really enjoyed this art kit.  We like to do art competitons.

Sequence- This is a fun and easy game for the kids and adults.

Screaming Sky Weasels– These are a blast.  We have been shooting them off most nights and the kids crack up watching them fly.

Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs- Sterling is a little old for these but my nephews love them! They all play with them and push them around in their play cars.

Kites – These kites are perfect for the beach!  They come in a pack of three.

Inflatable Pool- this has been awesome for the kids.  We set it up on the deck and even us adults have enjoyed sitting in it! Order this pump with it, it will blow the pool up in minutes!

Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Puzzle– This is really cool because it glows in the dark! 


Frisbee Set- these are super lightweight and perfect for the beach!!

Stem Learning Building Set– Another great building set.

and for the adults we have loved this game, it is hilarious!!

Hash Tag it Game


  1. Jennifer
    August 15, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I love these ideas, but how in the world did you clean up all the balloons off the beach?

    • nataliemason
      August 16, 2018 / 1:34 am

      my dad picked them all up- haha!

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