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Your preschoolers are going to love this set of 18 flashcards which are full of ocean animals facts for kids.
If you’re studying the ocean this summer, you don’t want to miss these awesome ocean animals flashcards with their gorgeous watercolor images.
These printable flashcards are perfect for kids of all ages to learn more about their favorite 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.
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 PreschoolersFill your book basket with a great collection of ocean books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Commotion in the Ocean – This delightful collection of poems includes fun rhymes about the creatures who live in and around the ocean. Children will delight in the snappy poems and colorful illustrations about whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays, and sharks. Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef – This coral reef is a marine nursery, teeming with mamas and babies! In the ageold way of kids and fish, children will count and clap to the rhythm of “Over in the Meadow” while puffer fish “puff,” gruntfish “grunt” and seahorses “flutter.” Ocean: A Peek Through Book – Discover a world teeming with life beneath the waves, with graceful sea horses, darting tropical fish, electric eels, and humpback whales.
Ocean themed movies for kids are great for getting kids ready for a trip to the beach. They’re also perfect for inspiring conversations about the ocean and the animals that live in it.
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