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Activities For Kids To Do

Looking for Activities For Your Kids In The Outer Banks?

If you have kids, whether you are visiting the Outer Banks or not, you know you are going to have to entertain them. Whether they are toddlers, pre teen, tweens, teenagers (and even sometimes adults) having things lined up to do can really reduce your stress level as a parent.

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Kids Activity Ideas

There are a lot of ways to keep kids busy. Here at Life On A Sandbar we have a number of things to occupy them including:

  • sand cast
  • sand art
  • braids
  • cornrows
  • henna
  • box braids
  • and more

These all have applications with different age groups which is perfect for grandparents or the modern family who may have children age 3 to 17.

Kids Activities By Age Group

Here is a basic match up of some things you can do for different age categories

  • Baby /girls and boys: beach memory hand cast
  • toddler boys/girls : Sandart
  • Children female pre teen: braids / henna tattoos
  • Teenagers: Female : henna tattoos/ braids


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Rainy Day or not we have lots for your kids to do!

Rainy Day or Any Day…Bring Your Kids Here!!!

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Kids Activities

 kids activitiesKids activities for children, tweens and teenagers in the Outer Banks

When visitors to Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Or Nags head bring their children to the Outer Banks Of North Carolina, the need to provide things for them to do becomes a factor. Finding kids activities for the rainy or cloudy day is the difference between sitting in the beach rental in misery or enjoying time doing other things besides the beach. Entertaining children of any age can often be a challenge on vacation. Even in a place as robust as the OBX with history, activities, food, and amusements.. Kids can get bored. They have a natural need to be more active than adults and as parents we need to have activities for our kids lined up.

If you don’t keep them busy they will keep you busy

So what are some things you can do with your children. Well I could go over the usual things like:

  • Visit the sand dunes
  • Drive bumper boats
  • Visit the Aquarium
  • Go see the wild horses
  • Go to the outlets
  • Visit the lighthouse
  • Watch television
  • Search for souvenirs

These are all great but why not do something with arts and crafts to keep them busy but without the mess of doing it in the rental.

Things to do: Sand art

Some of the things you can do and at our Life on the Sanborn store in the outer banks are create sand art sculptures. These Sand crafts include various shapes, shells, and other artistic items that become a permanent souvenir of the outer banks.

A Break For The Parents

It also gives the parents a break since the kids are able to use their hands and do something to focus their energy which can be a real blessing for mom and dad. Figure on about 30 minutes to an hour and a half to create a beautiful sand sculpture made with real Outer Banks sand that you can take home as Memento of your outer banks location.

Kids activities for a rainy day

Heaven forbid it’s a cloudy or rainy day in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For parents a feeling of real fear comes over you as you realize you have kids with nothing to do. Come to our store right across from Jockeys Ridge in Nagshead. Our store allows children of all ages and even adults to create send souvenirs or sand art with different shapes. Shapes like a school or a shell or mermaid or all possible things that you can form into something permanent. They also can be a great holiday gift from the kids to Grandma and Grandpa.

Braids For Kids and Tattoos

Also addition to that your girls are teenage girls can have their hair braided or have hair wraps or colored braids put into their hair. This to takes a little time but is also a nice activity in the sense it does take a lot of time and has been very popular with young people. On top of that you can also get a temporary tattoo which could be a lot of fun for kids. I

Things For Kids To Do

So just to reiterate what you can do with kids on a rainy day in the Outer Banks at Life On A Sandbar

  • Sand art
  • Braids
  • Hair wraps
  • Temporary tattoos or henna tattoos

Outer Banks Location

here is our location in the Outer Banks for Kids Activities and Things to do.

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Keep Your Outer Banks Family Memories With Sand Art

Use Sand Art to Make Your Baby’s First baby memories outer banksOuter Banks Beach Memories

Babies should learn to love the beach too, but first memories probably won’t be of sand and surf. If you want a keepsake for your little one to remember, come on over to Life on a Sandbar and check out our unique sand art. Your little one can make an art project that will bring joy for years to come.

A Rainy Outer Banks Day? No Problem!

Beach vacationers don’t have control of the weather, and that is why we are more than just a retail store providing what you need for a sunny day at the beach. We also offer fun activities for families indoors for when the weather refuses to cooperate with your vacation plans.

Infants may not have enough hair to get hair wraps and braids yet, but there are plenty of other enjoyable activities. Stepping stones and other forms of sand art are perfect for little ones because the texture of the sand and stones are perfect for tiny hands. The bright colors also attract a child’s attention.

Young Kids and Older Kids Love Arts and Craftssand art for kids outer banks

Even infants can create sand art by pressing their tiny hands into the sand. Hand or footprint art can also be colored with shells and stones, producing a family keepsake that will be enjoyed by all. Babies don’t stay little forever, but those hand or footprints will stay the same with time, making a perfect memory for mom or perhaps grandma.

Whether you need a place to get out of the rain or just want to drop in to create your keepsake, Life on a Sandbar is your Outer Banks destination. And don’t forget to bring the older kids in for hair braids and wraps that can add a touch of style to your coastal getaway.

What About Toddlers..

Entertaining a toddler, even in a town overflowing with fun like the crafts for toddlers in the outer banksOuter Banks can sometimes present a challenge. Bring them to Life on a Sandbar in Nags Head and entertain them for a while. At our toddler friendly environment, your boy or girl can make sand art or wood art creations. Beads, shells, and sounds stimulate their imagination. And most importantly, it keeps those little hands busy doing something constructive.

Dog Art in the Outer Banks?

Maybe the family dog is with you. Dogs love to go places, but not many places will accommodate them. We have things for them to in our Corolla or Nags Head locations. We can braid your pooch’s hair. They can make dog art with their paw. If you want something more elaborate we can take a cast of the dogs paw as a fun reminder of the trip the ENTIRE family made to the Outer Banks

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Don’t take our word for it. We have received the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence. This is the second year in a row we have received this and we are proud. We are also grateful to the hundreds of families which come back year after year because they, like Trip Advisor, know they can trust us.

Kids Day

Entertain the whole family, girls, boys, toddler, tweens, and teenagers for hours on kids day. Kids day is sponsored by our Nags Head suite mate Kitty Hawk Kites and is a day of fun right next to Life on a Sandbar. Between their activities and ours, you can entertain the whole family.

Our Locations

Nags Head: Next To Kitty Hawk Kites on the 2nd Floor

Corolla Outdoor Blue Kiosk in front of Lighthouse Bagel in Monterey Plaza (next to the Tomato Patch)


Check out some of the fun things the entire family can do at Life on a Sandbar.

Tips For Keeping Kids Busy On Rainy Outer Banks Days

kids and toddler activities outer banksNo parent wants to think about it, the rainy day in the Outer Banks and the strain to find something for your kids to do. Here are some tips to keep those little ones busy and in the process, preserving your sanity as parents.

Anyone who has children will know that I really am not kidding. You need to have things to do or your kids will keep YOU very very busy.


Things For Smaller Kids To Do In The Outer Banks

For smaller Kids or children the Outer Banks Children’s museum might be the perfect place to let off some steam.