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Ocean Preschool Activities and Ocean Crafts. Oceans are very important to us. They cover about 70 percent of the Earth's surface and contain about 97 percent of the Earth's water supply. They have the tallest mountains and the deepest valleys. Oceans affect weather and temperature, provide food, and it is estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of our oxygen is produced by marine plants. Your child with enjoy learning about the ocean, ocean animals, and the beach with our ocean-and-beach-inspired crafts, activities, emergent reader booklets, folder games, rhymes, songs and printables. Samples of our more than 80 ocean crafts, ocean preschool activities, games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Free Ocean Crafts, Ocean Preschool Activities, and Printables

ocean animals printables

Ocean Animals
Printable Booklets

crab craft

Crab and Beach
Crafts

beach printable

A Day at the Beach
Activities and Games

ocean story booklet

Under the Sea
Story Booklet

ocean folder game

Pearls Counting
Folder Game

ocean art project

Beach
Arts and Crafts

seahorse coloring page

Ocean and Beach
Coloring Pages

Mermaid craft


The Litte Mermaid
Craft Project

Ocean word wall

Ocean and Beach
Word Wall

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Free Ocean Crafts, Ocean and Beach Activities, Rhymes, and Printables

What is an ocean? What do you know about the ocean?

Language Activities
Show a large globe and ask children to identify the oceans. Also ask them how they know that they are oceans. Point out that most of our planet is covered by water and that this huge amount of water is called oceans and seas, and they are all joined together. The oceans and seas are salty. There are five oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and the Antarctic. Smaller areas of the oceans are called seas. The largest two seas are the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Talk about the differences between oceans, lakes, and rivers.

Ocean facts: http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/ocean/oceans.html

pearls counting printable under the sea coloring page letter f writing worksheet    
   

 

Ocean Rhyme and Book

Ocean preschool bookFive Oceans

We have five oceans that cover the earth, you see,
Can you name them all with me?
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic make five,
I can’t wait to discover the ocean. I’m ready to dive!

Once I Caught a Fish Alive

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six seven eight nine ten,
Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so,
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right.

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

 
Ocean Craft

Ocean Bottle
You need: plastic water or pop bottles, blue or green food coloring, baby oil or vegetable oil, tiny shells, and sparkles or gold glitter for sand.

Fill the water bottle 2/3 full with water and tint it with the food coloring and add oil. Fill bottle to about 1/2 inch of the rim. Add tiny shells, glitter, or other sea-related items. Glue the bottle shut and place tape around the top to seal the bottle to prevent the oily liquid from leaking out. When you tip the bottle it will look like rolling ocean waves. 

Why Is the Seawater Salty?
Most of the salt comes from rocks on land that got washed into the oceans by the rivers.

Salty Ocean Science Activity
Discuss with children that ocean water is salty. Have two plastic containers filled with water. Show children the salt and add a large amount of the salt to one of the containers. Let children stir until the salt is dissolved. Let the children smell and taste the difference by pouring into small paper cups and use craft sticks to taste. Ask the questions: “Do they taste the same? Why not? Which one tastes like ocean water? Next place a raw egg in each container. The egg in the unsalted water should sink and the one in the salted water should float. Ask children what they think made the egg float?

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Other Great Ocean Online Activities and Links:

http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/activities.asp