• Hunt for the elusive Junonia shell and get your picture in the paper if you find one
  • Go to Dairy Queen, the Sanibel Bean (2240-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 33957) or one of the other great ice cream places

  • Play sand games, make sand castles
  • Go to the Bubble Room Restaurant (15001 Captiva Dr , Captiva, FL 33924)
  • Visit the parrots outside of Jerry's Supermarket - Jerry's Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Take a boat ride- Dolphin, outer islands, wildlife tours. Private fishing/shelling charters available. Also kayaking on Captiva and Sanibel. 
  • Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise
  • Visit the Sanibel & Captiva Conservation Foundation
    Web Site: www.sccf.org
                     4:00pm to 5:30pm
                     Adults: $27.50
                     Child: $18.00          
  • Visit the Sanibel & Captiva Conservation Foundation reservation
  • Interactive exihibits at Ding Darling Visitor Center - Periwinkle Dr. --> Tarpon Bay Rd. --> left on Captiva Sanibel Rd.  Mf 7:30 am - 7:30 pm $5 per car, closed Monday holiday. - Mangrove Cuckoos, sea turtles, Dolphins can be seen in Tarpon Bay all summer. See iphone app. Map http://www.fws.gov/refuge/JN_Ding_Dar...
  • The terrific Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, Florida 33957

    Open Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Adults $11, kids museum free; Dr. José H. Leal, the curator of the museum, is a leading malacologist and also the Editor-in-Chief of The Nautilus, a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on the biology, ecology, and systematics of mollusks.

  • "Sanibel Recreation Center" on SanCap Road 

  • Take them to the beautiful new canopied playground across from "The Bean" on Periwinkle.

  • Find some great shells on the beach, with or without a hole in them, and turn them into a bracelet, earrings, pendant or necklace at the "Sanibel Bead Shop" (across the street from "Dairy Queen").  Boys love shark's teeth on leather cords!

  • Take them to Sanibel Sea School for hands-on, outdoor ocean learning.