Ocean Theme Activities

We are taking part in the ABCs of Nature series, hosted by School Time Snippets. I selected the letter “O” and we have had a LOT of fun with many different kinds of ocean theme activities!

Ocean Theme Activities - art, crafts and activities for kids

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Ocean Themed Handprints

One of our first activities for our Ocean Theme was to add to our collection of handprints. We already had several from previous projects like our ABCs of Animal Handprints. We made a shark by adapting a blue handprint.

Shark Handprint

We also made an octopus by only painting F’s fingers and palm and then making two overlapping handprints.

Octopus Handprint

Here’s the whole collection of ocean themed handprints: Fish, Octopus, Jellyfish, Lobster, more Fish, Shark and Whale!

Ocean Handprints

 Shells and Play Dough

Next we used some sea shells to make imprints into play dough.Ocean Theme Activities - art, crafts and activities for kids

Ocean Collage

I received some blue glitter glue from the lovely people at craftprojectideas.com and it was the perfect color for sparkly ocean water! Usually I try to limit F’s use of glitter glue but I just let him go for it over a piece of blue construction paper. Then he added some pictures of various sea creatures that I had cut out from an old calendar.Ocean Theme Activities - art, crafts and activities for kids

 

I think F thought he was finished at this point but then I showed him how to use a paintbrush to spread the glitter glue around the paper to finish off the lovely sparkly ocean collage!

Ocean Theme Activities

 

If you’re looking for more Ocean Theme Activities, here are some great ones that we have done in the past!

Ocean Sensory BagOcean Sensory Bag


Tropical Island Water Table

Tropical Island Water Table


Beach Cloud Dough

Beach Themed Cloud Dough


Crab and Lobster Activities

Crab and Lobster Activities


Sparkle Fish Craft

Sparkle Fish Craft


Ocean Themed Bath

Ocean Themed Bath

As mentioned earlier, this is just part of the great ABCs of Nature series. Please check out the rest of the letters!

ABCs of Nature

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