Inside: Looking for toddler and preschool ocean theme resources? Here’s what we are doing this year – activities, books, songs and printables!
We love to end our school year with the beach and ocean theme!
For two weeks we explore ocean animals and beach pretend play, indoors and out.
This resource page was created to share what we will be doing this year with our toddlers and young preschoolers.
Included are songs, books, printables and activities!
Teaching virtually? Check out this resource where I’ve added my April ideas:
Toddler and Preschool Beach and Ocean Theme Resources
Make sure to check out my May Theme Ideas for more activities!
- Bubble Wrap Printed Fish
Roll blue and white tempera paint across bubble wrap and then press a fish-shaped piece of paper on top to make a print. You can use the template from this activity if you wish.)
- Shaving Cream and Watercolors
Squirt a small amount of shaving cream onto a tray and add dots of blue liquid watercolors. Drag small plastic ocean animals through the shaving cream to mix the blue watercolors.
- Blue Tissue Paper Collage with Sand
Roll white glue onto paper and then press pieces of blue tissue paper on top. Can also shake some sand into the glue as well.
Science and Exploration
Sorting Fish By Color
(At this writing, Amazon no longer carries this exact set, but here is another one .)
(You can find the free fish template in this post.)
Beach Small World
Chunky Ocean Stampers
(You can find similar stampers here.)
- I’m the Biggest Thing In The Ocean
- Baby Beluga
- Freddie Goes to the Beach
- Sea, Sand, Me!
- Biscuit’s First Beach Day
Music and Movement
Classroom Set Up
Here is a video tour and post of our classroom set up for the beach and ocean theme a few years ago:
More Beach and Ocean Activities
Toddler and Preschool Ocean Lesson Plans
We’ve done the work for you! We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-36 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)!
I helped create these lesson plans along with a talented group of early childhood educators and home schoolers.
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
These activities come in a digital format. That means after you make a purchase, the links to the activities will arrive in an email.
For more information, click on the graphics below: