Ocean and Beach Themes are perfect for summer!
There are so many fun and interesting activities that you can do for these themes. We often do ocean and beah activities at the same time. I’m always thinking of more fun ways we can work on our learning.
You are going to find a wide range of activities on the site. They will include printables, arts & crafts, painting, sensory bin, books, and trip reviews.
There are over 79 posts to look through and see what you find!
Things to use with Beach & Ocean Printables & Activities
There are a few of the items that we have used with the printables and activities you will find here.
- copy paper
- white cardstock
- dot marker or bingo daubers
- watercolor paper
- Under the Sea Ocean Counters
- sea animal cookie cutters
- laminating pouches
- dry erase markers
- unifix cubes
- clear counters
- lacing letters
- cube dice
- The Rainbow Fish
- Commotion in the Ocean
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!
- There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! (There Was an Old Lad)
Ocean & Beach Printables
I have a wide collection of different printables for the beach and ocean. You will find different types of printables that I have made with a wide range of ages from tot to fifth grade. There are themed packs, summer learning programs, ABCs, learning to read, shapes, numbers, math and more! There is bound to be something to help someone have a fun ocean and beach themed learning.
Shark Activity Pack has 181 pages of printables that work on prewriting, shapes, ABCs, and numbers. It has no-prep pages, clip cards, easy reader books, and tracing strips.
5 Days of Chomping Fun with A Shark Week is a great way to work on different learn activities with sharks.
Beach Activity Pack is a great pack with loads of prewriting, ABCs, number, and shape activities for kids all with a beach and shell theme that work great together!
The Beach Pack is a fun pack that goes with the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!. I just love the books in the Old Lady Swallowed series. This pack is good for kids 2 to 7. Plus there is a Beach Pack Update as well.
Summer Learning Packs
Jump In to Summer Learning: Ocean is week 2 of the summer series, but it can be used at any time and now just summer. This program covers ages tot, prek, kinder and first grade. It is made to do over 5 days four pages per day.
There is also a set of extras for Jump In to Summer Learning Week 2 Ocean Extras. This has themed wall cards, sight words and word family sorting.
Jump In to Summer Learning: Beach is Week 3 in the series, but it can be used at any time and now just summer. This program covers ages tot, prek, kinder and first grade. It is made to do over 5 days four pages per day.
There is also a set of extras for Jump In to Summer Learning Week 3 Beach Extras. This has themed wall cards, sight words and word family sorting.
Ocean & Beach Themed Reading, Writing, And ABCs Printables
The Ocean Themed Sight Word Cards are great for reviewing sight words with all 220 Dolch Sight Words plus the 95 nouns.
The No-Prep Ocean Themed Finds: ABCs & Sight Words are tons of fun to use and a great way to have when you just want to print and go!
Ocean Reading Charts are something fun for summer reading.
Use the Ocean Themed Bookmarks to keep track of your reading.
The Beach Themed Reading Charts is a great way to work on your reading during the summer.
This is a fun Beach Themed CVC & CVCC Writing Activity for kids.
Ocean Themed CVC & CVCC Word Family Writing is fun to have your ocean animals to work on CVC & CVCC. It makes a fun review.
Fun Hands-On Beach Digraph Sorting is great for those beginning digraphs wh, sh, th, ch.
Here is the Ocean Themed Writing Paper. This is great to go with any of the Ocean theme packs or just an ocean theme.
Ocean Animals Information Writing with Dolphins at Daybreak has a fun book and writing activity about ocean animals.
Do a little writing and science with the Comparing Ocean Animals with a Venn Diagram.
Kids will have loads of fun with these Ocean Themed Writing Prompts.
Ocean Animals Acrostic Poems is an easy way to working in poems and writing with a fun ocean theme!
Here is some Beach Themed Writing Paper. It is great with guides or singles lines.
Have fun with this At The Beach Easy Reader Book. It has fun rhyming words.
Here is a fun Beach Theme ABC Easy Reader Book that works on beginning sound letters.
Ocean Animals Easy Reader Book is a great easy reader book with an ocean theme.
Beach Themed Number & Letter Sorting is a fun way to work on learning about the difference between the two with a hands-on sorting. Plus see other ideas on how to use these letters and numbers.
Ocean Themed ABC Spin & Color has uppercase and lowercase options with 3 letters per page.
Ocean Animals Letter Tracing Print & Cursive has 6 letters with both in uppercase and lowercase only options in print and cursive.
Ocean Themed Bookmarks are great for keeping track of where you are reading and fun for kids to use.
Ocean Themed ABC Tracing Strips is a fun set of printables I made for FreeHomeschoolDeals.com
Math, Number and Shape Printables
Ocean No-Prep Math: Addition & Subtraction and Multiplication & Division has two sets each with 30 pages of printables in an ocean theme!
The Beach Ten Frame Set works on numbers 1 to 20 with mats and easy reader books.
Ocean Ten Frame set is similar to the beach with numbers 1 to 20 with maths, no-prep pages and easy reader books.
The Ocean Themed Counting Mats: Number 1 to 10 are a great way to work on your numbers.
The Ocean Daily Number & Math For the Summer is a great way to work on nubmers 1 to 31!
Beach Themed Dice with Math Facts are a fun way to work on addition, subtraction, division and multiplication math facts.
Beach Themed Addition Puzzle is a simple puzzle with addition from 1 to 12.
No-Prep Ocean Themed Finds for Number is a great way to work on learning nubmers 0 through 20.
Do a little hands on math with the Hands-On Ocean Themed Skip Counting by 10 Puzzles.
Work on some No-Prep Ocean Themed Addition Word Printables for kids in first and second grade.
Learn some shapes with the Hands-On Shape Sorting with Ocean Fish.
Hands-On Beach Themed Addition & Subtraction Mats are a great hands-on learning with math.
Ocean Themed Addition Spin & Color is a nice way to work on adding numbers together in a fun no-prep addition activity.
Shell Themed Array Math Fact Books is a fun way to work on arrays during the summer.
Ocean Fish Rounding by Place Value has three levels of rounding with fish!
Shark Themed Greater Than – Less Than Sorting has 4 levels of learning: 1 to 9, 1 to 100, addition, and multiplication.
Work on some multiplication with the No-Prep Shark Themed Array Printables.
Shark Shape Find works on fun ways to trace and find 12 different shapes for kids.
Shark Shape Matching Puzzles are fun puzzles for working on 12 different shapes.
Beach Themed Addition Cards that I made for FreeHomeschoolDeals.com.
First is a Ocean Calendar Set. This words for all summer.
You can take the Ocean Themed Placemats out with you to keep kids entertained.
Beach Themed Prewriting is an easy prewriting printables that kids can use.
Kids can have loads of fun with the Beach Themed Gross Motor Dice.
A Fun Crab Walking Gross Motor Dice is great to get kids moving in different directions.
Ocean Themed Gross Motor Dice has 6 ocean animal movements you can do with kids.
Check out 5 Days of Ocean Printables with Fish, Turtles, Sharks and More with printables from Jdaniels and Royal Baloo as well!
Other Ocean Printables:
- 1+1+1=1 Ocean Printables
- Homeschool Creations Ocean Preschool Pack
- A Teaching Mommy Ocean Unit
- Confessions of the Homeschooler Letter F
- Confessions of the Homeschooler Letter O
- In All You Do: Beach Activity Placemats
- Preschool Powol Packets: Preschool Ocean Animals Clip & Count
- Royal Baloo: Shark Study
- 1+1+1=1 Just color Beach Theme
- Preschool Powol Packets: Dolphin Dots Preschool Dot Pages
Ocean & Beach Arts and Crafts
We love doing activities for ocean and beach themes. We have done a few over the years. Every single one has been tons of fun. I’m always adding more as well. You are going to find crafts, painting, hands-on activities, and sensory bins.
Crafts & Painting
This is where you will find all the hands on activities and crafts that we have done for ocean & beach.
Ocean Scene is a fun book and craft activity with a boat and fish stamps.
Water Color Fish is a fun way to make a under water scene.
Dot Marker Rainbow Fish is super fun and easy to make plus goes with a great story.
Sea Turtle Craft is a fun book and craft activity. We really liked this one.
Fish Stamp the Sea is a fun activity to make an ocean scene for your windows.
This is another fun Watercolor Fish for Swimmy is a fun cookie cutter painting activity.
Here are 15 great Underwater activities and printables.
Ocean Themed Wreaths are simple to make and tons of fun.
Playdough House for Hermit Crab is a great hands-on way to explore the book with a fun sensory twist.
Watercolor Ocean Animals Painting is a fun painting project with cookie cutters.
Beach Watercolor and Q-Tip Shell Painting is a fun cookie cutter painting with watercolors and q-tips!
Ocean Sensory Bin is a fun hands-on sensory learning. This is a fun way to learn about the fish and have sensory at the same time.
Looking for a fun sensory bin? Check out this Ocean Water Bead Sensory Bin.
Ocean Counters Sensory Bin is a great way to work on counting and a sensory bin.
The Shell and Water Bead Sensory Bin is loads of fun to find shells.
Search for different sizes of ocean animals in the Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search.
Look for shell and beach animals in this Beach Sensory Bin.
Make a beach in our house with this Indoor Beach.
The Shark Water bead Sensory Bin has been a favorite at our house! We love to do it.
You can mix things up and do a Prehistoric Sea Life Water Bead Sensory Bin.
Shell and Rice Sensory Bin is a simple to set up sensory bin for kids to play in.
Rainbow Fish Themed Gross Motor is a great book and gross motor activity to do.
Other fun beach and ocean crafts or activities:
- Crafty Mom Share: An Easy Paper Plate Sea Gull Craft
- Fantastic Fun & Learning: Fork Painted Fish Craft
- I Can Teach My Child: Make Your Own Ocean Zones in a Jar
- Buggy & Buddy: Over 20 Sea Animal Crafts and Activities for Kids
- Stir the Wonder: Ocean Sensory Table
- PreK Sharing: Montessori-Inspired Ocean Math Activities
Ocean and Beach Books
This is a collection of Ocean Books we liked for the Poppins Book Nook.
Here is an ocean book we found in the June 2013 Book Finds.
- No Time for Flash Cards: 18 Books About Sea Animals
- No Time for Flash Cards:13 Books About The Beach For Kids
- 3 Boys & A Dog: Good Beach Books for Kids
Check out some of the aquariums that we have reviewed. Plus links to some others as well.
See our trip review of Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
Find out more about the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Utah.
Here are some other Aquarium trip Review:
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com