Do your preschoolers love learning all about the ocean? These fun and simple ocean activities for kids are perfect for adding to your under the sea plans!
No printing! Simple prep! AND FUN! Take a peek each these ocean ideas and have fun learning and playing alongside your preschooler.
OCEAN ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS!
LITERACY: SEASHELL SYLLABLES
Sketch a seashell on 4 different sheets of paper and label each with a number 1-4. Have your child fill a basket with items from around the house (for added fun, turn on a timer and let them run and fill the basket). Lay the numbered seashells on the ground and sort the basket of items by number of syllables.
Tip: Have your child say aloud the word then clap the “beats” in each word to identify how many syllables.
MATH: FISHY PATTERNS
Sketch an ocean scene on a sheet of paper and cut out multiple simple fish in various colors. Work with your child to create fish patterns in the sea. If your child needs support add colored dots in a pattern to the page for them to glue the fish on and then have them repeat the pattern out loud.
GROSS MOTOR: JUMPING WAVES
Looking for a fun way to get moving? Grab a piece of chalk and make wave lines on the ground. Have some close together and gradually increase the distance between each line until they are farther apart. Practice jumping from wave to wave! *No chalk? Create tape lines inside instead.
CREATIVITY: LOOSE PARTS OCEAN
Loose parts are a favorite in this house so I had to add this fun ocean activity to the list! Search your craft bin for various loose parts. You are looking for a mix that can be used to create an ocean scene (glass gems, pipe cleaners, pompoms, ocean animal toys, dried colored pasta, popsicle sticks mini erasers, etc). Set out the tray of loose parts and a white sheet of paper. Invite your child to make an ocean scene from the loose parts.
FINE MOTOR: JELLYFISH CUT
Draw the top of a jellyfish on a vertical piece of paper. For the tentacles sketch different style lines (straight, zig-zag, curved). Give your child scissors and have them cut each line.
Related: Fine Motor Learn and Play
SORTING: LAND OR SEA
Divide a paper into two sections. Label one land and the other sea. Collect sea animals and land animals. Have your child pick an animal sort by sea or land. *If you don’t have toy animals you can sketch some on small strips of paper or find and print images from online.
READY TO MOVE?
My girls are big fans of Miss Linky on YouTube and this fun under the sea song is such a great way to get your littles up and moving.
Are you ready to download your free simple activity plan? Click the link below to grab this ocean themed plan and hang it on your fridge for quick reference.
Do you have a preschooler that is ready for even more ocean themed fun? How about checking out these printable math and literacy centers. These centers are hands-on and perfect for working on all those early learning math and literacy skills. Check out the post for a better look at the types of activities included in this Pre-K Ocean themed resource.