When we were at the beach we built our own tide pool.
Just a few feet away from us was a family building sandcastles with many buckets. I went over and asked them if we could borrow one for a few minutes. Thankfully they said that we could. It made filling the tide pool up much easier.
The water was very shallow that morning so I had to take the bucket out a distance to fill it.
When the sand and shells had been added, JDaniel announced that the tide pool needed a creature in it. Guess what creature it needed? Apparently this tide pool is the home of a human being in a bug repellent hat and a green wrist band.
If you like this tide pool activity, here are some more water activities for kids.