Creating seashell characters is a fun beach activity that uses your seashell collection. It’s an easy afternoon activity perfect for when your little ones need a break from the sun.
My son’s all-time favorite activity, now 4 years running, is collecting seashells. On our coastline walks we gathered objects we thought would be good for our afternoon project. My son was especially concerned with finding seaweed to make hair!
To begin the project we talked about “character,” which we explained as each person’s traits and personality. We talked about how there are characteristics that are generally positive (honest, kind, friendly) and traits that are generally negative (rude, lazy). I explained that every person has many different characteristics, and we all made a big list of possible characteristics.
Once we had a list, we read through it again, and my son decided whether or not each description fit the character he was creating. I circled the ones he wanted, and we crossed off the ones he did not want. So the final character (who, by the way, is an alien who is also a knight) is honest, kind to good guys, brave, generous, hardworking, faithful, energetic, rough with bad guys, friendly, funny, quiet, and loving. If I had to befriend an alien knight, this guy sounds like a pretty good one.