Ocean Activities

Ocean and beach play are a big part of our summer fun. When we aren’t at the beach during the summer we’re usually doing some sort of ocean-related activity. I’ll be sharing more of the activities we’ve tried this summer throughout the month of July. In the meantime I’ve gathered some terrific ocean, beach, and sea life ideas from The PLAY Group for you to enjoy with your child.

Ocean Activities-Over 25 ideas for sensory play, crafts, parties, and learning activities.

Get a full week of ocean theme lesson plans for 

Home Preschool or your Preschool Classroom.

Sensory Play

Moldable Sand Dough Recipe

Ocean Wonders Sensory Bin

Searching for Sea Life

Giant Sensory Lagoon

Small World Beach Play

Jello Ocean Sensory World

Ocean Sensory Activities

Ocean Themed Sensory Bath

Ocean Sensory Pool

Ocean Themed Sensory Bag

Ocean Dough

Beach Bath

Kids Boating Bath Time Fun

Learning Activities

Ocean Animals and Phonics Squishy Bag

Toddler Ocean Activities

Beachcomber Letter Learning Game

Octopus and Sea Life Study

Fish Math

Ocean Books for Kids

Arts & Crafts

Handprint Fish

Marbelized Sea Horse Craft

Paper Roll Octopus

House for Hermit Crab

Rainbow Fish

Snacks and Party Time!

Beach Games, Crafts, and Party Ideas

Fishing for Lunch

Get a Full Week of Ocean Theme Learning and Play

Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.

This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:

1) Shark Dice Game (color and black/white)
2) Whale Dice Game (color and black/white)
3) Starfish Sorting and Patterning Cards
4) Ocean Letter Matching Puzzles
5) Ocean Life Number Cards 0 to 35
6) Ocean Family Counting Sets for Numbers 1-10
7) Sea Life Cards (for counting, patterning, and sorting)
8) Ocean Roll and Graph Game
9) Sea Life Word Building Cards
10) Sea Life Syllable Sort Activity

Get Your Lesson Plans

Home Preschool Ocean Theme Lesson Plans

Preschool Classroom Ocean Theme Lesson Plans

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  1. What a great collection of Ocean Activities!! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays over at SunScholars! I am playing some catch up, and featuring your lovely idea at this week’s party! Thanks for being a frequent friend and participant in our weekly link parties! xoxo

    • Shaunna says:

      You are so sweet to go back and feature some of the previously shared posts. I hope you’re enjoying your time home with family!! Thanks for the feature.

  2. What a great round- up Ocean activities! So many creative ideas!

    I featured this at TGIF this week (http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/06/tgif-linky-party-82.html) I hope you will stop by and link up again today.

    Thanks again for sharing your creativity with all of us & have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  3. I love sea and underwater themes for my kids. Thanks!

  4. What awesome ideas! I am going to be teaching preschool for the first time this fall. This is a great resource. Thanks.
    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

  5. I put out a Beach Printable Pack not too long ago in anticipation of doing an ocean unit with my kids. Can’t wait to explore some of the ideas as I plan what we’ll do to learn about the ocean! There’s so many great sensory activities here it will be difficult to do just a few!

  6. Love all of these ideas! We just finished our beach and ocean themed weeks!

    • Thanks! I bet you had a lot of fun with your ocean themes. Maybe you can include some of these ideas next time 🙂

  7. These activities are a feast for the eyes, Shaunna! I love, love, love all things beach!

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