Sea Turtle Life Cycle Activities

Studying the ocean or sea turtles? Add one or more of these sea turtle life cycle activities to your preschool lesson plans.

Life cycle activities are good for helping preschoolers connect with nature near and far. Most children won’t ever see a sea turtle in real life, but they can learn all about them at home.

These hands-on activities are perfect for helping them learn fun facts about a sea turtle’s life and to extend the learning with a few fun crafts.

Sea Turtle Life Cycle Activities


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about sea turtles. 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.

National Geographic Kids Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them (NG Kids Mission: Animal Rescue)Sea Turtle (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals)Sea Turtles (Nature's Children)


Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue – This introduction to sea turtles provides in-depth information about their habitats, challenges, and successes, so that kids can take action to help save these amazing endangered creatures.

A Day in the Life: Sea Animals: Sea Turtles – The sea turtle is a large, heavy creature that is amazingly graceful underwater, though cumbersome on land.

Sea Turtles – Did you know that sea turtles can live to be 100 years old or that they can migrate up to 2,800 miles from their birthplace?

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This turtle themed craft kit is the perfect activity for playdates, birthday parties, gifts, or during family time!

Kids love knowing that everything has a place, and the life cycle tray was born out of the recognition for that need. A first of its kind, this life cycle tray allows for order and organization with the freedom to be as creative and expressive as your kiddo needs to be.

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When you give this sea turtle life cycle printable to your preschoolers, they can color the pages and trace the labels before playing the matching game. Download the free template and follow the tutorial to make a simple paper-weaving sea turtle kids craft with your preschoolers! Summer is the best time of year to study sea turtles. This sea turtle life cycle for kids bundle features 23 hands-on activities!

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