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 printable 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.
Try this Ocean sensory bin or if you’re running low on time throw some ocean animals into a tub of water for some ocean fun, the kids will love it either way.
Recommended Ocean Books for Kids
You can’t go wrong one of these adorable ocean books and you must have an ocean encyclopedia on hand to see of the awesome sea creatures that are found in the ocean.
Recommended Ocean Toys
Looking to bring the ocean inside, when you can’t get to the beach? Try one of these fun ocean toys to bring the ocean to your child.
MONILON Water Beads, 24 Pcs Ocean Sea Animals Tactile Sensory Play Kids Toys for Boys Girls, Water Gel Soft Beads Growing Jelly Balls for Spa Refill, Pool & Decor-Inflatable Water Mat IncludePLAYMOBIL Aquarium Building SetCatchStar Ocean Sea Animal Bath Toys Realistic Sea Life Ocean Creatures Figure Durable Waterproof Figurines Toys Gift for Kids 12 PieceNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Ultimate Ocean Play Sand – 2 LBS of Sand, 6 Molds, 6 Figures and Activity TrayCoolSand 3D Sandbox Sea Creatures Edition Set Includes: 1 Pound Moldable Indoor Play Sand, Shaping Molds, Sea Figures and 3D TrayK’NEX Kid Ocean Pals Building Set – 65Piece – Ages 3 & Up Preschool Educational Toy Building Set
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