Andaman – the very name makes us visualize amazing pristine beaches that are inviting us with open arms. Beaches where you want to start by enjoying the sunrise, stay through the day and bask in the glow of a golden sunset. If only life were a beach… But lets make it that with beach games.
Now, with a customized Andaman Island tour package, you can plan and include an entire day at the beach. With your cottage at a stone throw distance, you can stay at the beach all day long. So how would you like to spend your day? While couples and honeymooners may just want to idly lie around the beach, families with children will need to get creative with their activities so that everyone has a good time. So if you are in a group or with family, here are some interesting games to play
Water bounce ball
Not as complex as its name, Waboba stands for Water Bouncing Ball. Can be played by any number of players, people need to stand in a circle in the water with one person in the center. You can then play a few types of games. One can be that the members in the circle need to throw the ball to their diagonally opposite person. If the person in the center manages to stop or catch the ball then he gets to exchange his position with the one who threw it. This one is bound to have everyone splashing.
Another game is for the people standing in the circle trying to hit the one in the middle with the ball. With a ball and beach, you can add any variation you like.
(Waboba was the name given by the company who created their brand of balls in 2005 See this for more information)
Fill the bucket
Once in a while parents need to relax on the beach while the kids can be kept busy. And this game is perfect for it. Get two big buckets and two small ones. Get a competition going between the kids on filling the bigger bucket with water using the smaller one. It will have them running back and forth for a while!
Shellgets (shell targets) – Easy beach games
You’ll need a bunch of shells and rings. This is a simple game where one tries to throw a ring around a shell placed at a certain distance. Make it fun by listing a chore or activity around each shell like washing the beach toys or carrying the picnic basket and see who tries to grab which activity.
Kids love the sand and love to get dirty. This game is designed just for that, and to keep them busy for an hour or more. Get a competition going on who can dig the deepest pit on the beach. Equip the kids with some beach tools, relax and enjoy the fresh air.
Dance the stick
This is fun for everyone! All you need is a stick and some music. Get the whole family dancing while two people hold a bamboo stick while others try to bend backwards and pass below it.
Getting tired from all the fun but need some more?
Building sand castles are always fun but add a new dimension by building a sandman (just like a snowman). You can even tell your kids to get creative and draw their own paintings on the sand and decorate with shells.
Know of other interesting beach games? Do drop a comment. Your Andaman Island tour package includes stops at several islands but make sure you take a day out at Havelock to enjoy a complete day on the beach with your family.