Friday, July 22, 2016

Fun at Carson Beach

Hi everyone,

This week I went to Carson Beach on Wednesday, and we worked with a group of kids from MassStart. Before lunch, the two groups of kids rotated between playing volleyball and frisbee. We taught the first group some basic volleyball moves and tried to get a game going, but the sand was very hot, so we ended up moving our game into the ocean to cool off our feet. It was fun watching the kids learn how to play and get into it!

Going over the volleyball basics with the group

Trying to hit the ball!

After the groups played volleyball and frisbee, we had a break for lunch and then went down to the water again to build sandcastles and search for hermit crabs. The tide was very high at this point, so it was challenging to find the hermit crabs and periwinkles. Sometimes, when the tide is low, you can find a ton of creatures just by looking down into the water. Fortunately, we did find one hermit crab, and the kids were really excited to see it and build it a sandcastle home. When it was time to leave, we returned the crab to the ocean and packed up all the sand rakes, buckets, and shovels.

Playing near the ocean

Overall, it was a fun day, and I hope the group comes back to Carson Beach again!

Until next time,

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