INSIDE: 70+ Fun and easy ocean and under the sea activities and crafts for kids! You will find everything from ways to stop boredom in its tracks; adorable sea creature crafts you can create right now; the best under the sea sensory play ideas as well as sensory recipes and finally ocean learning activities. Tons of ideas to keep your toddler, preschooler or kindergartner having fun and learning!
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This amazing resource of under the sea and ocean ideas is organized into four sections.
The first and most important is Under the Sea Boredom Busting Ideas. Here you will find easy under the sea bathtime ideas, ideas to get kids moving and great printables to play everything from under the sea bingo and I-spy!
The second section is Ocean Animal Crafts. Here you’ll find easy make crafts for just about many sea creatures. From jellyfish to octopus to green sea turtles. There is even a mermaid section!
The third section is Under the Sea Sensory Activities and Recipes. Here you will find ideas for ocean sensory bottles, bags and bins as well as recipes for ocean slime and moon sand.
The fourth section is Ocean Learning Activities for Kids. Here you’ll get great ideas to marry learning with under the sea activities, animals and environments. From feeding sharks letters to learning sight words under the sea to digging for seashell letters.
There are tons of ideas here to keep your little one occupied and busy!
OK lets get to the list!
Under the Sea Boredom Busting Ideas
- Under the Sea Bath for Kids (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Invitation to Create: Under the Sea (Paper and Glue)
- Ocean Themed Yoga (Pink Oatmeal)
- Ocean Animal Movements (Toddler Approved)
- Under the Sea Bingo (Arysy-Fartsy Mama)
- I Spy Ocean : 6 Gorgeous Ocean Animals to Be Spied! (Fluffy Tots)
- Ocean I Spy Counting Printable for Preschoolers (Life Over Cs)
- Ocean Water Slides: Outdoor Ocean Play (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Adorable Ocean Animal Crafts
- Create an Aquarium: An Easy Art Activity for Kids (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Egg Carton Ocean Craft (The Imagination Tree)
- Ocean Themed Thumb Print Crafts: A step by step tutorial (Messy Little Monsters)
- Life Size Mermaid Craft (Make-It-Your-Own)
- Paper Bag Mermaid Puppet – Kid Craft (Glued to My Craft Blog)
- Wooden Spoon Mermaid Crafts (I Heart Craft Things)
- Photo Mermaid Craft Idea (Simple Everyday Mom)
- Sea Turtle Potato Masher Craft (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Egg Carton Turtle Craft (Emma Owl)
- Floating Sea Turtle Craft (So Easy Bing Green)
- Cotton Ball Painted Sea Turtle (Crafts by the Sea)
- Foil fish craft: ocean theme for preschool (Nuture Store)
- Bubble Print Fish Mobile (The Imagination Tree)
- Fine Motor Rainbow Fish Foil Painting Activity (I Heart Craft Things)
- Crayon Resist Watercolor Fish (Our Kids Things)
- Recycled Fish Craft that Kids Can Make (Little Fish Blog)
Jelly Fish Crafts
- Tissue Paper and Yarn Jelly Fish Craft Non Toy Crafts
- Paper Bag Jelly Fish (No Time for Flashcards)
- Bubble Wrap Paper Plate Jelly Fish – Kid Craft (Glued to My Craft Blog)
- Paper Plate Jelly Fish Craft (Arty Crafty Kids)
Sea Horse Crafts
- The Cutest Seahorse Craft for Preschoolers (Crafts by the Sea)
- Paper Plate Seahorse Craft For Ocean Theme Units (Simple Everyday Mom)
- Colourful Watercolour Seahorse Art for Kids (Hello Wonderful)
- Paper roll seahorse puppets (The Craft Train)
- Foam Ball Octopus Craft for Kids (Crafty Morning)
- Cupcake Liner Octopus Ocean Craft (123 Homeschool 4 Me)
- Cardboard Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft (Our Kids Things)
- Paper Plate Octopus Craft (Artsy Crafty Mom)
- Bubble Wrap Starfish Craft (Our Kid Things)
- Starfish Button Craft (with free template) (A Little Pinch of Perfect)
- Easy Starfish Craft for Kids (with free printable template) (Buggy and Buddy)
- Puffy Paint Starfish Craft (I Heart Crafty Things)
- Gorgeous Tie Dye Seashell Craft (The Smokies Mom Explores)
- Seashell Fish Craft for Kids (Fun Money Mom)
- Shell Painting Create Beautiful Ocean Art for Kids (Fun-A-Day)
- Easy Marbles Seashell Art for Kids (Projects for Kids)
Under the Sea Sensory Activities & Recipes
- Ocean Sensory Bottles (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Under the Sea Slime Recipe Without Borax (Crayons and Cravings)
- Sea Foam Sensory Bin (Taming Little Monsters)
- Ocean Sensory Tray with Frozen Rice (The Imagination Tree)
- Mini Play Dough Aquariums (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Under the Sea Water Bead Sensory Bin For Endless Fun (The Art Kit Blog)
- Ocean Sensory Glittery Bottle (Little Bin for Little Hands)
- Ocean Soap Foam Sensory Play (Views From the Step Stool)
- Under the Sea Sensory Bin (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Ocean Sensory Bag and Play Bag For Toddlers (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Ocean Science and Sensory Play (Messy Little Monsters)
- Tide Pool Science Experiment for Kids (Buggy and Buddy)
- Ocean Bin (Days with Grey)
- Simple Small Worlds: Fizzing Hidden Ocean World (Fun at Home With Kids)
- Ocean Moon Dough Recipe with Sea Shells (STEAM Powered Family)
- Shaving Cream Sea Foam Sensory Bin (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Coloured Salt Ocean Sensory Bin (Happy Toddler Playtime) – blue food colouring, salt, creatures, seashells, starfish, water, bowls and spoons [full write up coming soon].
Ocean Learning Activities for Kids
- Rescue the Sea Creatures: Fine Motor Activity (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Ocean Sight Word Game & Sensory Bin (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Ocean Name Recognition Sensory Bag (Modern Preschool)
- Seashell Alphabet Sensory Bin (Pre-K Page)
- Fun Feed the Shark Color Sorting Game (Hunny Im Home)
- Feed the Shark Alphabet Game for Kids (Toddler Approved)
- Ocean Shape Sticky Wall Mural (No Time for Flashcards)
- Counting Fish Ocean Sensory Bin (Happy Toddler Playtime) – sea creatures, seashells, starfish, water, blue food colouring and foam sheets cut into the shape of fish [full write up coming soon].
- Counting Fish Sticky Wall (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Multi Colour Octopus (Miss_pocahontas__)
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