It’s time to get your beach ball and flip flops because it’s time for the Beautiful Beach Day Preschool Lesson Plan! Start off by downloading your FREE activity pack with 8 awesome activities. Do the “Beach Ball Pattern Match”, the “Beach Eye Spy”, and practice pre-writing skills with the “Get Your Feet to the Beach!” tracing sheet! Next, check out the preschool jellyfish craft! Make your own ocean creature with a paper plate, streamers, and googly eyes! Finally, check out “My Beach Adventure” and “The Moose’s Ocean Outing”.
Beach Day Activity Pack for Preschool
First, check out my 3 favorite beach theme worksheets in the pack! The “Eye Spy 10 Beach Balls!” worksheet is great for building pincher strength. Use small stickers and have your little ones place one sticker onto each beach ball. Next, learn all about the letter B by tracing, circling, and coloring. This worksheet is great for letter recognition. Finally, have fun counting your beach day items. Cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page and use a glue stick to match each number to its same row.
FREE Beach Theme Worksheets!
Have fun with beach tracing sheets, Dot Dot sheets, color sorting sheets and more! Arrange numbers 1-5 and discover something exciting in the beach puzzle. Identify the letter B in the “B is for Beach” Dot Dot worksheet. Be sure to have markers, crayons, and watercolors to complete your beach day preschool lesson plan. Download all 8 worksheets for free below!
Click the link below to download your FREE Beach Theme Activity Pack for Preschool!
Preschool Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft
Get ready for this awesome preschool paper plate jellyfish craft! It’s tons of fun! It’s great for an ocean theme preschool craft, or a beach theme preschool craft. You can pick any colors you like, and remember there are so many variations you can do when it comes to painting. For this craft, I tried out sponge painting. It worked great, and the clothes pins helped keep the messiness to a minimum. But, remember you can use watercolors, fork paint, crayons, markers, or decorate with stickers. Check it out!
Step 1: Paint your paper plate. For this craft, I tried out sponge painting. I bought a couple of cheap sponges from the grocery store, and then used scissors to cut them into squares. Then, I used clothes pins to dip them in and out of the paint. It kept things a bit less messy, and sponge painting is a great way to introduce new textures to the little ones.
Step 2: When your plate is dry, draw a black line on the back of the plate. When it comes to gluing on the streamers, you will tell your little ones to glue only below the black line. Have your streamers pre-cut. You can make them as long or short as you like. I made mine about a foot long.
Step 3: Glue on your streamers! Remember that I made this craft, so it looks pretty good. When your little ones glue on their streamers, it’s ok if they aren’t going straight down. Some might be going sideways, and that’s all good! We will fold the paper plate in half after the gluing and all of the streamers will look a little crazy, just like a jellyfish floating in the water!
Step 4: Add your googly eyes! Cut off any streamers that are too wild, and then step back and marvel at your amazing creation!
Preschool Beach Picture Books
Woohoo! You’re in luck because I have three awesome recommendations when it comes to preschool beach books! All of these books are great for building vocabulary and learning all about the beautiful beach!
“Duck and Goose Go to the Beach” is a great book for ages 4-5. There is significantly more text in this book than the other two, and it is full of great vocabulary words. Follow Duck and Goose as they go on an adventure. They have never seen the beach before and it is full of surprises. While Goose is more timid, he still explores and is a great friend to Duck.
“The Moose’s Ocean Outing” is great for ages 4-5. Come along with the Moose as he discovers what’s lurking in the ocean. He even meets a shark along the way! The Moose is one of my favorite characters. He makes new friends plus teaches a shark all about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
“My Beach Adventure” by Eric Van Tuyl is perfect for ages 2-3. A lot of vocabulary in this book goes along with my activity pack! Follow along with a little girl as she discovers the nature and creatures of the beach! At the end of the day, she realizes the only thing she needs to have fun is something she already brought with her!
Did you enjoy this Beach Day Preschool Lesson Plan? Be sure to check out the Dinosaur Preschool Lesson Plan for more adventure!