Most people agree that looking at an ocean or lake is soothing. We hope that these activities have brought a sense of escape and relaxation from these unchartered waters we’ve all been thrown into.
Cast off to the next part of our ocean theme!
Learning About Endangered Species (Gr. 2+)
These videos talk about endangered species under the sea. There is an introduction video as well as several segments discussing different animals. The videos are each under 3 minutes and your child can pick which animal (s) they want to learn about.
Ocean Creatures Matching Game
This game introduces children to different kinds of sea creatures then plays a guessing game to match the animal to its clues. (Gr. PK-1)
Relax and Unwind
Need to relax? The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts guided meditation accompanied by video of sea creatures from the aquarium
Ocean Themed Writing Prompts
• While scuba diving you discover an underwater cave, what happens when you explore it?
• If you could be any sea creature, which would you like to be? Why?
• Write about a day living under the sea. Use your five senses to describe what you would see, hear, feel, taste, and smell
Ocean Songs and Dances
A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
Under the Sea- Sea Animals
Gr. 3+- Exploring a Coral Reef
Materials: Green paint, green paper, potato masher, bubble wrap or sponge
Use a potato masher, bubble wrap or sponge piece to dip into green paint and then use as a stamp to make a turtle shell. Afterwards, use pieces of green paper to add arms, legs, and shell. Use a marker to add eyes or glue on googly eyes if available.
Materials: Brown paper bag, brown paper, rubber band, marker, scissors
Use a brown paper bag
Materials: Toilet paper roll, paper, scissors, glue
Using a toilet paper roll, cut a triangle out of the top of the roll to create mouth. Add paper teeth, fins, and a tail. Then use a marker to create an eye and gills.