Easy Ocean Crafts for Kids to Learn All About Sea Creatures!

Easy Ocean Crafts for Kids to Learn All About Sea Creatures!

This week we thought it would be fun to explore the secrets of the ocean, and discover what fabulous animals live out there. We have some wonderful books that your children will enjoy reading and exploring, and then a fabulous collection of easy ocean crafts for kids to bring it all to life!

Easy Ocean Crafts for Kids

Wonderful books about the ocean

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral ReefOver in the Ocean: In a Coral ReefThis book combines 11 verses of engaging rhyme with eye-popping artwork that is sure to engage your child as you both explore the creatures that live over in the ocean.

It’s suitable for toddlers, but children of six or seven will enjoy reading this book too.

Here’s the rhyme for the number two:

Over in the ocean Where the sea grasses grew Lived a mother parrotfish And her parrotfish two. “Grind,” said the mother. “We grind,” said the two. So they ground on the coral Where the sea grasses grew.”

And so it goes for each number from 1 through 10, with every verse starting with, “Over in the ocean….”

The eleventh verse is a wrap-up where the reader has to find all 55 young animals in the two-page spread (1 octopus, 2 parrotfish, 3 clownfish and so on), in a fashion that is similar to the I Spy books.

You might want to buy two copies of this book as it will make an amazing gift as well as forming a wonderful base to a unit study about the ocean.

You can order your copy here

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Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life

Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine LifeCitizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life

Having Google at our fingertips has changed the way we learn about the world around us.

But nothing beats having a beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia to browse through during quiet time or just before bed.

Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life is the perfect addition to your library.

The photographs are simply stunning and your child will learn about the amazing world under our oceans with information like the incredible distances that seabirds and other species cover and how some feed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters within a single year.

They will also begin to understand the almost inconceivable number of creatures in the marine world.

Did you know that from the bounty of microbes in one drop of seawater, we can calculate that there are more individuals in the oceans than stars in the universe?

This book will become a firm favourite for children as young as three right through to the teenage years. In fact you might find that grandpa loves reading it so much it would make the perfect gift for him too!

You can order your copy here.

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Easy Ocean Crafts for Kids

Spend some time with your child exploring the books and then try one or two of these art and craft activities to really bring what they have discovered to life!

Egg Carton Ocean Craft

Egg Carton Ocean Craft

Egg Carton Ocean Craft

Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients

Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients

Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients

Sticky Ocean Animals

Sticky Ocean Animals

Sticky Ocean Animals

Paper Plate & Pom Pom Octopus Craft

Paper Plate & Pom Pom Octopus Craft

Paper Plate & Pom Pom Octopus Craft

Memory Craft: Shells

Memory Craft: Shells

Memory Craft: Shells

Glitter Starfish & Sandy Beach {Beach Themed Craft}

Glitter Starfish & Sandy Beach {Beach Themed Craft}

Glitter Starfish & Sandy Beach {Beach Themed Craft}

Beach Scene Corkboard

Beach Scene Corkboard

Beach Scene Corkboard

Kids Craft: Summer Beach Themed Sand & Shell Art

Kids Craft: Summer Beach Themed Sand & Shell Art

Kids Craft: Summer Beach Themed Sand & Shell Art

Art for Kids: Ocean Scenes Using Chalk and Tempera Paint

Art for Kids: Ocean Scenes Using Chalk and Tempera Paint

Art for Kids: Ocean Scenes Using Chalk and Tempera Paint

Egg Carton Sea Life Recycled Craft

Egg Carton Sea Life Recycled Craft

Egg Carton Sea Life Recycled Craft


If you enjoyed this collection of Easy Ocean Crafts for Kids why not check out our owl crafts too!

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We have some wonderful books that your children will enjoy reading and exploring, and then a fabulous collection of easy ocean crafts for kids to bring it all to life!