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Fantastic Under the Sea Preschool Activities and Books
Your preschooler will love our under the sea themed July activity packet. Learn outdoors and in with hands-on activities, crafts, and engaging children’s literature all ocean animals, sea life, and beach fun!
In this pack, you’ll find crafts and activities to encourage your child to learn and explore while gently introducing early reading, math, and science concepts and practicing fine motor skills through play.
A House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Introduce your child to Hermit Crab. A tiny and kind creature living on the sea floor. He is a happy crab, but his shell is so plain. Follow his adventure though the sea as he decorates his shell and meets new friends along the way.
Summer is a great time for a trip to the beach! Dig your toes in the sand, splash in the warm water, and collect shells along the shore. Can you find a shell like Hermit Crab’s? Talk to your child about other animals that lived in the shells you find.
Can’t make it to the beach? Bring the beach home with beach-themed small world sensory play in your own backyard! Ideas for bringing the beach home from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
A Swim through the Sea by Kristin Joy Pratt
Your child will be delighted to find an entire alphabet of animals under the sea! You’ll find beautiful illustrations featuring one underwater animal for every letter of the alphabet. Your preschooler will love examining the pictures as you gently introduce the alphabet and practice letter recognition skills.
Continue practicing your letters with the most important letters in your child’s life – the ones in their name! Create a fun under-the-sea themed sensory bag with your child’s name and let them explore all the colors and textures without the mess! Directions from Modern Preschool.
Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
Your preschooler will love to sing and count along with the creatures of the coral reef. This book is written to the familiar tune of “Over in the Meadow” and will introduce your child to some new ocean animals in their underwater habitat. Don’t miss the facts about all of the animals and the coral reef in the back of the book!
Cool off with a field trip to the aquarium on a hot day, and meet all kinds of underwater animals. When you get home, create some of your own with recycled egg cartons! You’ll find instructions for this adorable ocean animal craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Under the Sea Preschool Activities Pack HERE!
2 thoughts on “Fantastic Under the Sea Preschool Activities and Books”
What super adorable ideas for working with preschoolers! Great ideas!
Thank you Crysta!