This week our family finally had a chance to get to the ocean, where we went for a hike, explored tidal pools and even watched grey whales. My nieces had the best time, they can’t talk about anything besides all the cool things we found in the ocean. Here are some ocean themed crafts to share with your little ones to help remember the special trips you’ve taken together and to learn more about ocean life at home.
Here’s a craft you can make at home using items found at the beach and materials you have around the house. Kids can make their own representation of the ocean using a mixture of real and imagined elements.
Ocean in an Egg Carton – The Imagination Tree
Frozen Ocean Animal Rescue is a great summer activity for the sensory table or outside in the kiddie pool. Kids can rescue their favorite ocean creatures while performing a scientific experiment.
Frozen Ocean Animal Rescue – Mama Papa Bubba
This is a fun craft with lots of opportunity for fine motor practice and for learning about these incredible sea creatures.
Sea Anemone Pipe Cleaner Craft – Director Jewels
Here’s another ocean themed discovery craft to engage your child’s curiosity. On top of being scientific this ocean in a bottle is also really fun and mesmerizing for young children to play with.
Ocean in a Bottle – Happy Hooligans
Here’s a great ocean themed salt dough craft to use in ocean themed play and learning.
Salt Dough Starfish – Stay at Home Educator