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.
And for more learning fun, check out these Ocean Worksheets you don’t want to miss!
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.
Make certain to check out these Ocean Activities for Elementary Kids as well!
Ocean I Spy Game Printable
Try these fun ocean activities for kids to add more to their learning. Anytime I can add in fun games that are in line with what we’re studying, I’m down to make that happen! The kids love to learn more about the ocean and I love that they want to learn!
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.
And now we have tons more fun printable kindergarten worksheets to share.
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.
We keep a stack of books in every room so that the kids can just pick up a book and read. I’m all about them filling their minds full of facts and interesting information rather than just sitting in front of a screen.
Some tips that I’ve found that work great for getting the kids to read more is to have books that they’re interested in and full of fun pictures and facts. Some of these books have some really cool graphics in them that are going to hold their attention!
One other big factor in keeping the kids interested in books is that you need to cycle them out. If you leave a giant stack of books in the room and expect your kids to read them over and over again, the kids are going to get tired of them and they’re going to ignore them altogether.
I tend to put out books that are themed so that the kids are likely to read more about the subject that we’re studying about as well.
As long as they’re picking up a book, I’m happy! Here are some great ocean books that the kids are certain to love!
They’re a lot of fun to sit down and read together as a family, too!
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (Jacques Cousteau Book for Kids, Children’s Ocean Book, Underwater Picture Book for Kids)The Big Book of the Blue (The Big Book Series)Atlas of Ocean Adventures: A Collection of Natural Wonders, Marine Marvels and Undersea Antics from Across the GlobeOver in the Ocean: In a Coral ReefWish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist
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.
You can easily combine fun ocean toys with the ocean books and the fun learning printable as well. Your kids will love being able to have so many great learning resources all about the ocean!
What you’ll find from these toys is that they’re all ocean-themed and can all be used in some sort of learning activity for the kids.
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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I can’t wait to hear what you and the kids think about these fun printables. They’ll love being able to use these printables in a way that makes it simple and easy to learn with.
You’re going to love how they tie in the books and toys and make it a fun and unique learning experience. They’re going to learn so many fun facts about the ocean with these fun activities and ideas! It’s a great learning environment.