Ocean Animal Crafts and Activities for Kids
These ocean animal craft activities help kids learn about ten ocean animals: shark, whale, dolphin, manta ray, seahorse, octopus, jellyfish, crab, fish and starfish. They include ocean animal craft templates, research and writing activities. They’re perfect for kids in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.
Fun Under the Sea Activities for Kids
If you’re planning an ocean themed unit with your students, you’re sure to find the following activities helpful. For each of the ocean animals, I’ve included a craft template AND five worksheets to learn about that animal. If you check out the pictures below, you’ll see a few of the worksheets that are included.
Easy to Prep Ocean Animal Craft Templates
The following ocean craft templates are really easy to prep. All you need is some basic materials such as acrylic paint, crayons, scissors and glue. A key feature of these templates which I absolutely LOVE is that the cutting lines are thick. This makes it so much easier for kids who are still developing their scissor skills!
<<<Grab these ocean animal craft templates here>>>
Ocean Animals Activities
For each craft, you can choose from a mix of worksheets such as labeling, writing a description or researching facts. The labeling worksheets help kids to read information text and learn new vocabulary. Kids need to begin by cutting out the labels. Next they need to look at the initial sound on the word and if possible sound it out. Most of the words are a bit advanced for young kids to read on their own, so adult assistance is needed. Once the kids know what the word is they need to paste it next to the correct part.
You can check out some examples of the ocean animal crafts below.
<<<Grab these shark activities here>>>
<<<Grab these octopus activities here>>>
<<<Grab these whale activities here>>>
<<<Grab these dolphin craft templates here>>>
<<<Grab these seahorse craft templates here>>>
<<<Grab these jellyfish craft templates here>>>
Manta Ray Craft
<<<Grab these manta ray craft templates here>>>
<<<Grab these fish craft templates here>>>
<<<Grab these crab craft templates here>>>
<<<Grab these starfish craft templates here>>>
I hope the kids have an awesome time learning about ocean animals! :)
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