We hope that the ideas & activities presented here have come in handy for those moments when you just don’t know what to do.
Going forward, each week will focus on a different theme. We are beginning with the theme of “Ocean”…let’s set sail!
All Things Animal Channel
The “All Things Animal” channel on YouTube contains short videos (under 2 min) about animals geared toward kids. The following link is for the sea turtle but this channel also has many other similar videos including sea lions, otters, fish, and whales
Aquarium Live Cam
Check out the Live Cams at Monterey Bay Aquarium for some under the sea action. Views include penguins, sharks, sea otters, and more
National Geographic Kids
Nat Geo Ocean Portal featuring videos, articles, and games about different ocean creatures. Games include dolphin diving and a shark personality quiz. (Gr. 2+)
Ocean Themed Writing Prompts
- What can you do to save the oceans from pollution? Write a letter to a state representative to share your ideas.
- Create a picture of a new type of fish or sea creature then write to describe what it looks like and what it does.
- Imagine you could have a sea creature as a pet. Which would you choose? What special items would you need to take care of it?
Ocean Songs and Dances
Under the Sea (Little Mermaid)
Materials: Paper plate, coloring items, yarn or ribbon
Have your child paint or
Material: Paper, Scissors, Glue
Cut out a fish shape. Fold in half length-wise and cut slits from the middle to close to the edges. Unfold and use thin strips of different colored paper to weave back and forth between the slits creating the checkboard pattern. Afterwards, add eyes, mouth, and fins.
Materials: Scrap paper, scissors, glue stick
This activity is best suited for grades 4+ as it requires following multi step directions. Use the link below to create the fish