Who’s ready to hit the beach? Me, but it’s not going to happen for a long while at least for us here in Canada. It’s cold and I still have my winter jacket out. One can dream of warmer weather though, hence the creation of this Ocean I Spy game for kids. My daughter loves the beach and I thought it was a great reminder of the sunny summer weather that we’re eagerly awaiting.
I have this simple I spy counting game and another page with a little more difficult. My daughter enjoys searching for the different animals while my son, the box checker, would cross off the ones he counted to ensure he was right.
This is a fun way to get your students counting up to 10, and it’s not as boring as filling in those worksheets. It’s colorful and catches their attention. If your child likes to keep track of what they’ve counted, they can place a block, pom pom or coin to ensure that they have not counted the item twice.
To extend this activity, read your favorite ocean books, there are some wonderful books about the different ocean creatures your child will love. Watch ocean documentaries and visit an aquarium to see the different ocean animals. Unless you’re fortunate enough to live near the ocean, a beach trip is in order.
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