Summertime means beach time. Whether you’re heading to the beach or just learning about it, these are the best activities for your preschool ocean theme.
I love teaching preschoolers about the ocean and/or beach. There are so many activities to do across a wide variety of subjects. The possibilities are endless!
Preschool Ocean Theme Activities
I love teaching about the ocean and the beach. Preschoolers are often fascinated by ocean animals, sand, and waves.
Since there is no shortage of books, printables, and themed resources to incorporate into your beach theme for preschool, this will be an ever-growing collection of preschool ocean activities.
Ocean Books for Preschool
Sea turtles are amazing creatures. These fiction and nonfiction sea turtle books will introduce kids to these amazing sea creatures!
Is your little one dreaming of the beach? Are you planning a beach vacation? If so, fill your book basket with these picture books about the ocean.
I love this collection of 27 ocean animal books for preschoolers! They are great for young readers who are learning about animals and the ocean!
Fill your book basket with ocean books for toddlers. These board books will help you introduce your little ones to the ocean and the animals that live in it.
Discover the best under the sea books for toddlers. These ocean books are perfect for kids ages 1, 2, and 3 years old, and they’re sure to become favorites!
This collection of nonfiction books about the ocean is perfect for kids ages 3-10! Learn more about the ocean and the animals that live in it.
Check out this FREE ocean printable pack! These printables will help kids learn colors, alphabet, and math with a fun ocean theme. Perfect for your summer homeschool preschool lessons!
Studying marine life is exciting for kids! If your preschoolers are interested in sea turtles, it might be time for a sea turtle life cycle unit study!
Counting to 20 has never been so much fun! Give it a shot with these ocean count and clip cards.
This amazing collection of preschool ocean theme printables is perfect for your summer activities. Kids can learn more about oceans and ocean animals.
Preschoolers will have fun using these free printable ocean animals flashcards to learn the names of more than 20 ocean animals!
Free ocean coloring pages for preschoolers! Keep kids occupied this summer with a fun ocean-themed activity pack with coloring pages and games!
This pack of Rainbow Fish book printables will help you extend the learning after reading Marcus Pfister’s classic story of sharing and friendship.
These ocean animals worksheets are perfect for preschoolers. They’ll focus on early math and literacy skills within your ocean, animal, or summer themes.
These ocean colors playdough mats are a great way for preschoolers to work on colors, color words, and fine motor skills with a fun ocean them!
These color by number ocean animals are great for practicing number recognition and color words as well as building fine motor muscles.
These no-prep printables are perfect for teaching ocean animals for kids. You’ll find a wide range of activities for kids 3-6!
Your preschoolers are going to love this set of 18 flashcards which are full of ocean animals facts for kids.
Ocean Theme Preschool Crafts
Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? How about making one of these fun ocean crafts for preschool!
Download the free template and follow the tutorial to make a simple paper-weaving sea turtle kids craft with your preschoolers!
These egg carton ocean animal crafts are perfect for summertime! Decorate recycled egg cartons and turn them into cute sea creatures.
Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach or just dreaming about one, this collection of adorable ocean animal crafts for kids is sure to be a hit this summer!
Grab some coffee filters, cupcake liners, buttons, and other household items to create ten unique jellyfish crafts. These are perfect for your upcoming lessons including Jj is for…, oceans, and animal unit studies.
Egg carton ocean animals make great summertime crafts! Whether you’re heading to the beach or just learning about it, try one (or more) of these ideas.
This preschool boat craft is perfect for your upcoming letter of the week lessons. You can also add it to your transportation and ocean units.
If you’re planning a preschool ocean theme, be sure to include one or more of these sensational seahorse crafts for preschoolers to make!
Ocean Theme Preschool Activities
Summer science at its finest! You don’t want to miss this ocean-themed Skittles candy science experiment. Your kids will beg to do it again and again.
Make an ocean sensory bag for your toddlers and preschoolers to explore. It’s a great activity for summer fun before or after a tip to the beach!
Don’t miss these ocean themed games for kids! Add them to your summer preschool lessons about the ocean. They’re great for birthday parties, too!
This summer, plan to present these ocean preschool art projects to your little ones. They’re perfect for home and classroom use!
Whether you’re gearing up for Shark Week or you’re planning to study sharks in your ocean theme, these shark movies for kids are a must-see!
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand:
As always, if you’re looking for more ocean-themed activities to round out your unit, leave a comment below. I’ll add it to my growing list of ideas.