Skee-ball in the sand
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No boardwalk arcade at your beach? This sandy version is just as fun. Start by creating a sand ramp about 13 feet long and 3 feet wide. Draw a circle at one end (this will be your target) and use a beach bucket to move extra sand into it. Sculpt a few holes into your target mound and decide how many points each hole will be worth. Take turns rolling a ball up the ramp and toward the target. For a less building-intensive target practice, draw a giant dartboard in the sand and take turns trying to toss a beanbag into the center.
Water cup relay
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This game can be played as a relay race or as a two-person game. For the relay, ask each team to stand in a straight line, with each player facing the back of the person in front of them. Hand the first player in line a plastic cup filled to the brim with water. Each player behind him or her gets their own empty cup. To start the game, the first player lifts their cup over their head and into the cup of the player behind them. Continue down the line. The team with the most water still in their cup at the end of the line wins. To play with just two people, alternate between being in the front and the back and see how far you can move until the cup goes empty.