Then a bite to eat with a refreshing fruit salad and some wonderful healthy picnic treats - and a birthday to celebrate.
A search for the hundreds of tiny crabs that we never quite got to as they disappeared down their holes before we could even get close...
"At our beach, at our magic beach, we search in the clear warm pools,peering at starfish, limpets and crabs, and tiny fish darting in schools"
Hold it up to your ear and listen, listen well
The seashells song is from the silvery sea,
Where the waves roll in wild and free
Shells in the sandpit become natural scoops and drawing tools.
We painted with watercolours inspired by the blue greens of the ocean
Blue wave from the sea, come and wash all over me
The children then chose some beads and pieces of driftwood from our collection to create beautiful beach mobiles.