Ocean Animals Facts for Kids

Dive deep into the wonder of the ocean with our ocean animals facts for kids! Have you ever wondered how a giant blue whale eats or how a tiny seahorse gives birth? Our blog is bursting with fascinating facts about all your favorite ocean creatures, from playful dolphins to mighty sharks.

We’ll unveil the secrets of the seas in a fun and educational way. But that’s not all! We’ve got a treasure trove of free ocean printables to keep the learning going long after you’ve finished reading.

GSo, grab your flippers and get ready to explore the incredible world of ocean animals!

You can add these free preschool printables to your upcoming ocean theme. They also work well as a precursor to your next trip to the zoo or aquarium. Imagine the excitement of your child recognizing a seahorse they colored in a printable, swimming live in a tank!

Ocean Animals Facts for Kids

Young children find ocean animals fascinating. From crabs on the beach to manatees at the zoo to dolphins in the ocean, there are so many unique and interesting animals to explore.

This set of flashcards features eighteen watercolor images of ocean animals as well as fun facts about each one.

You’ll discover facts about puffer fish, jellyfish, coral, clownfish, lobster, crab, dolphin, and more.

Preparing the Fact Cards

Before printing out the cards, decide how you plan to use them (see ideas below).

You can print these cards one-sided or two sided. You can print the facts on the backside of the image, if you’d like.

How to Use the Fact Cards

There are several ways you can use the cards included in this pack. For younger children, you can use just the animal cards. Use them to introduce your child to ocean animals.

Print the facts on the backside of the animal cards. Use them to teach preschoolers about animals that live in the ocean. Read the fun facts to your child.

Print the animals and the facts separately. Use them for a memory matching game. Arrange the cards face down and have kids turn over two at a time looking for a match.

You can also read a fun fact, and have your child guess which animal you’re talking about.

Ocean Books for Preschoolers

Dive into the deep blue with our selection of Ocean Books for Preschoolers! These books are designed to captivate young minds and introduce them to the wonders of marine life.

Each book is filled with vibrant illustrations and engaging stories that bring the ocean’s mysteries to life.

From playful dolphins to colorful coral reefs, these books offer a window into the underwater world, sparking curiosity and fostering a love for nature in your little ones.

So, come aboard and let’s set sail on an unforgettable reading adventure!

Commotion in the Ocean
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef
Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book

In the vibrantly illustrated Commotion in the Ocean, word spreads through the coral reefs of a threat: giant fishing nets. Sea creatures of all shapes and sizes, from playful dolphins to wise octopuses, unite to make a heartfelt plea to humans for a healthy ocean.

Based on the classic children’s song, Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, young readers are taken on a counting adventure beneath the waves. Vibrant clay illustrations bring the reef to life, introducing fascinating creatures like puffing pufferfish and graceful seahorses, all while teaching numbers and the ocean’s wonders.

Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book is a colorful adventure for young children. With die-cut holes on each page, curious readers can peek through the vibrant illustrations, discovering the wonders hidden beneath the waves. From playful seahorses to majestic whales, the book ignites a love for the ocean and its fascinating creatures.

Ocean Activities for Preschoolers

Set sail on an exciting ocean adventure with your little ones. The ocean is a vast and wondrous place, filled with fascinating creatures and endless possibilities for learning and fun. This section is your treasure chest overflowing with ocean activities for preschoolers that will spark their curiosity and keep them entertained for hours.

We’ve got a mix of sensory play, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, and even some educational games – all designed to ignite a love for the underwater world. So, grab your swimsuits (imagination counts!), and let’s dive into some fin-tastic activities!

Ocean Sensory Play

Ocean Sensory Bin: Fill a bin with water beads, plastic sea creatures, and other ocean-themed toys. Let your little ones explore the textures and create their underwater world.

Fizzing Ocean: Combine baking soda and blue food coloring in a shallow dish. Add vinegar and watch the ocean “fizz” with bubbles!

Shaving Cream Ocean: Spread shaving cream on a tray and add drops of blue food coloring. Let your child decorate their ocean with plastic sea creatures and toy boats.

Ocean Crafts

Paper Plate Fish: Paint paper plates blue and green, then add cut-out fins, scales, and eyes for a colorful school of fish.

Seashell Decorating: Gather seashells (real or craft store shells) and let your child unleash their creativity with paint, markers, and glitter.

Coral Reef Collage: Cut construction paper in coral shapes and glue them onto a background. Add glitter, sequins, and paper fish for a vibrant coral reef scene.

Educational Games:

Ocean Matching Game: Create memory cards with pictures of different sea creatures. Flip the cards over and take turns finding matches.

Ocean Bingo: Make bingo cards with ocean-themed pictures or words. Draw objects from a bag and see who can get a bingo first!

Ocean Counting: Scatter seashells on a tray and have your child count them. You can also use plastic sea creature toys to practice counting.

Even More Fun

Ocean Creature Charades: Act out different sea creatures like a crab walking sideways, a sea turtle swimming, or a jellyfish floating. Let your child guess what animal you’re portraying.

Remember to tailor the activities to your child’s age and interests. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy exploring the wonders of the ocean together!

So there you have it, a fin-tastic collection of ocean animal facts for kids! From the playful antics of dolphins to the majestic giants of the whale world, the ocean is teeming with incredible creatures. We hope these fun facts have sparked your child’s curiosity and ignited a passion for the underwater world.

The ocean is a vital part of our planet, and it’s important to teach kids about the importance of protecting it. There are many ways to do this, such as reducing plastic use, supporting organizations that clean up the ocean, and being mindful of the seafood we consume.

By learning about and appreciating the ocean and its inhabitants, we can help ensure a healthy future for this amazing ecosystem.

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  1. These printables are amazing! The pictures and facts are both beautifully simple and perfect for our pre school children.
    thank you so much

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  2. This website is terrible. I have signed up twice now and STILL keep getting redirected to the same page without any button to print. Very frustrating and I won’t be using this site for homeschooling again.