Shell Toss

shell toss beach game

If you want to add a little competition to your time at the beach, or need to entertain some children, Shell Toss is the perfect answer. Throwing games are fun and exciting for kids. Beach games and activities for kids are such a fun way to spend a wholesome vacation. The thrill of going to the beach and playing fun games is sure to keep your little ones busy and entertained.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 2 children
  • ages: from 5 years old
  • materials: shells
  • Played outdoors
  • Play time: 15 min

Shell Toss rules

After searching for shells the kids might find they have a few shells that won’t be taken home. Instead of throwing them back to te water, consider playing Shell Toss.
Draw a big circle in the sand with smaller circles inside, stand about ten feet back, and toss a recently-found sea shell in. Whoever throws the shell directly in the circle in the middle, wins.
And if nobody does, then whoever gets the closest is the winner of the game.
Similar to the game Sans Dart, this is a perfect game for kids who wants to do something more with the shells, but since shells are different sizes and shapes, it will a challenge to win.


For added fun consider drawing in the sand a Skee-Ball type game. With different rings offering different point value, the kids could throw two or three shells and then the person with the best accumulated score would win.

The educational advantages of Shell Toss

  • generates fun atmosphere
  • develops agility and learns to aim
  • Improve Gross Motor Skills
  • improve hand-eye coordination and depth perception
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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