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Archive for April, 2012

ocean point loma tide pools beach water sand coast. Photographer Jon Sullivan 2: Visit the Point Loma Tide Pools & See the Cabrillo Monument

This is the second installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”, which can be downloaded for FREE from montessoriamerican.com.

A wonderful experience for you and your children, is to visit the beautiful tide pools and Cabrillo Monument at Point Loma.

The Point Loma Tide Pools, also known as Cabrillo Tide Pools, are located at the tip of Point Loma just south of scenic Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

The tide pools face west, near the Point Loma Lighthouse. On a clear day, you can see the Los Coronado Islands and sail boats on the water!

On the western side of Point Loma lies the rocky inter-tidal zone, a window into the ocean ecosystem that lies along San Diego’s coast. During low tide, pools form along this shore in rocky depressions. If you look closely, you may see an array of sea life, such as:
  • Flowery sea anemones
  • An elusive octopus
  • Spongy deadman’s fingers
  • Starfish
  • Sea cucumbers
  • Crabs
  • Sea urchins …and a myriad of other sea creatures!

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1: Make a Bonfire on Coronado Beach

Posted by Edith On April 10th

Bonfire Photo By Klearchos 1: Make a Bonfire on Coronado Beach

This is the first installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our Website.

Some of the best things in life are free! One of such things is the experience of spending quality time with your children, while gathered around a bonfire on Coronado beach.

A beach bonfire in a fire ring is a time-honored tradition in California. It’s the perfect setting, as the sun goes down over a gorgeous California beach evening.

Imagine roasting marshmallows, telling stories, and playing music, while listening to the waves crashing onto the shore.

Children love the opportunity to run and play in the sand, while adults can relax around the fire, enjoying the company of friends and family.

A Coronado beach bonfire can also be a wonderful learning experience for your children. You can use this opportunity to teach them the proper techniques of how to build a fire. Talk about the history of fire, how it formed human civilization, and how important it is in survival skills.

If someone in your family is musically inclined, this is a wonderful time to break out the guitar, harmonica, or bongo drum, and make music as you sit around the fire.

Encourage creativity by having your children help make up songs to sing, or bring song sheets with the words to some campfire favorites.

What are the rules for beach fires?

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