Resources,  Science


Preschool Ocean Theme 

Items Needed for Homemade Beach Sand:

  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 to 1 cup cooking oil (we used coconut oil)
  • mixing bowl
  • large plastic tub or trays
  • Seashells Toob or real seashells
  • Plastic crabs (I wouldn’t recommend real ones – grins)

Ocean Currents Science Experiment 
Number Bonds with Shells 
Water Science for Kids 
Ocean Animals Craft 
Jellyfish Craft 
Every Star is Different 
Fish Themed 
Ocean Theme Fine Motor Play
Ocean Life 
Ocean Animal Booklets 
Saltwater & Freshwater Experiments
Ocean Theme Tot and Preschool 
Ocean Lapbook Printables
Ocean Animal Unit Study 
Tide Pool Experiment 
Ocean Bottle 
Why Doesn’t Ocean Freeze 
Ocean Crafts
Ocean Montessori Trays 
Ocean Floor 
Frozen Ocean 
Ocean Trays 
Montessori Inspired Beach Language
Sea Shells
Ocean Animals Booklets
Shark Unit Study 
World Ocean Day Resources

Fun Ocean Activities

Wax Resist Painting

Materials: Crayola crayons (NOT washable), blue watercolor paint, white construction paper.
Have students draw an ocean scene with crayons on white paper. Paint over the picture with a wash of blue watercolor.

Saltwater Painting

Materials: water, salt, food coloring, white construction paper, paintbrushes
Mix 1/4 C. warm water with 6-t. salt and 3 drops of food coloring in each jar. Have students paint pictures with the water and salt mixture. The water will evaporate leaving colored “sand.”

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