Ocean Themed Crafts for Preschool

Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? How about making one of these fun ocean themed crafts for preschool!

Whether you’re taking a trip to the beach this summer or just dreaming of one, these ocean-themed crafts will keep your kids occupied for quite a while.

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Gather up the supplies from your craft closet, and let your kids get creative with one or more of these fun preschool crafts.

Ocean Crafts for Preschool

Each of these crafts is perfect for preschoolers. Kids can make many of these on their own. Others may need a little help from mom. But, all of them are fun and will look amazing on display this summer.

Kids will love decorating recycled egg cartons and turning them into cute egg carton ocean animals and sea monsters. Homeschool Preschool

Kids will love recreating their favorite ocean scenes when you read a story, paint the ocean. Rainy Day Mum

This paper-weaving seahorse art project is inspired by the ocean and perfect for summer! Homeschool Preschool

What do you get when you mix puffy paint and goldfish crackers? A fun and unique puffy paint ocean craft for preschoolers! Artsy Momma

Preschoolers will adore this bouncy ball stamped pufferfish craft, and you’ll never look at a spiked bouncy ball the same! Crafty Morning

No need to wait for Shark Week, today is the perfect day to make a rockin’ paper plate shark craft complete with some pretty sharp teeth! Artsy Momma

Here’s another fun pufferfish craft. These fork-painted paper plate pufferfish are adorable! There’s Just One Mommy

This cute circle shark craft is perfect for Shark Week, your ocean units, or just any summer afternoon crafting session. Our Kid Things

Paper plate crafts are fun and frugal. Gather some bright paper plates and construction paper or felt, and you’re ready to make a paper plate fish craft. Crayons and Cravings

This yarn octopus will require a little adult help, but it’ll be well worth the effort! Easy Crafts for Kids

I had no idea pufferfish crafts were so popular, but here is another super colorful paper plate pufferfish craft your preschoolers will love. Buggy and Buddy

Your preschoolers will love turning paper bowls into fun jellyfish that they’ll want to display all summer long. Natural Beach Living

Speaking of jellyfish, check out how you can recycle some plastic bags into a fun jellyfish craft. Teach Me Mommy

Kids can explore different painting tools when they make this paper plate starfish craft. J Daniel 4’s Mom

Handprint crafts also make great keepsakes. This summer, your little ones can turn their handprints into a fun fish painting craft. Fun Handprint Art

Share some fun ocean stories with your preschoolers, and then let them make some ocean animal clay art. Rainy Day Mum

These ocean animal coffee filter sun catcher crafts will look amazing on display this summer.

Whip up a batch of salt dough, and you’re all set to make some microwave salt dough rainbow fish with your preschoolers. Rainy Day Mum

Print out these full-color jellyfish craft templates, add some colorful crepe paper streamers, and your kids will have a whole bloom of jellyfish to display this summer. Printable Crush

Starfish are so cute, and there are so many ways to decorate starfish crafts. This starfish ocean craft is cute as a button! A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Try these ocean sun catchers that require only three simple materials. This is a quick and easy summer craft for kids. Fantastic Fun and Learning

Turn an old cardboard egg carton into an ocean diorama with this fun activity. The Imagination Tree

Kids will love creating this 3D ocean animals paper plate craft. You’ll love how simple it is to set up! J Daniel 4’s Mom

Tearing and crumpling paper is a great fine motor activity for little ones. Preschoolers will do just that as they create this torn-paper sea horse craft. Crafts on Sea

Whether you’ve saved this craft for Shark Week or you’re adding it to your ocean themed activities, your preschoolers will love making this chompin’ shark puppet! The Soccer Mom Blog

Oh my goodness! How adorable are these crab hats! Kids can make them and wear them. They’re sure to inspire hours of imaginative play this summer! Kids Craft Room

This O is for Octopus letter of the week craft is so simple even your tots can craft one for themselves. School Time Snippets

Have you ever made rocking paper plate crafts? Check out this rocking paper plate submarine. It really rocks! Red Ted Art

Use the free seahorse template to turn an ordinary paper plate into a beautifully painted seahorse craft! Simple Everyday Mom

Have you tried painting stones with your kids yet? These simple stone fish are a great reason to try it if you haven’t! Messy Little Monster

Which one of these outrageously fun ocean themed crafts for preschool will you try first?

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!

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 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 age old 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.

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More Ocean Animal Fun

Add some wooden sea animals to your pretend play area to inspire hours of imaginative play.

This ocean play set makes the perfect addition to your small world set ups and sensory bins.

Kids will love creating this gorgeous coffee filter ocean animal craft with free templates!

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