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Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan, Sea Creatures Galore!

Check out this Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan, Sea Creatures Galore! Download 6 FREE Ocean Worksheets for building fine motor skills and boosting creativity! Next, have fun making your very own paper plate octopus with Dot Dot markers and streamers! Finally, check out some great picture book recommendations for wonderful ocean vocabulary and exciting under water adventures!

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan
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FREE Ocean Theme Printables

Have fun coloring with markers or crayons in the ocean theme coloring page. Practice saying the names of each sea creature. Next, have fun with the Seahorse Eye Spy! Use a marker to circle each seahorse, or for additional pincher strength building, have your little ones peel and stick one sticker onto each seahorse. Finally, practice cutting and pasting skills with the Ocean Shadows Worksheet. Match each picture to its same shadow.

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

Ocean Preschool Worksheets

Have fun learning about circles and rectangles by coloring each crab shape either red or black. Next, use Dot Dot markers to fill in the crab Dot Dot sheet. A great way to build pincher strength is to use stickers. Have your little one place one sticker onto each dot. Don’t forget about nuudles! They are tons of fun and great for building fine motor skills. Stick one nuudle into each circle. Finally, match octopus colors! Cut and paste each octopus into its matching column.

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

Click below to download your FREE Ocean Theme Worksheets for Preschool!

Ocean Craft for Preschool!

Check out this colorful Ocean Craft for Preschool! Make your very own octopus out of a paper plate, Dot Dot markers, and streamers! It’s tons of fun! Boost creativity and hang your new octopus friend in a place that needs some sea creature cheer!

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

Materials Needed:

paper plate/ streamers

Dot Dot markers/ googly eyes

glue/ scissors/ sharpie

Step 1: First, gather your supplies! On the back of the paper plate write numbers 1-8 with a sharpie. When the time comes, your little ones will glue one streamer onto each number. Flip the plate over and have your little ones decorate the plate with Dot Dot markers! Use any colors you like!

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

Step 2: Next, while your little ones are filling in the plate, cut 8 streamers. You can make each piece as long or as short as you like, mine ended up being 12 inches long. Once the front of the paper plate is all filled up, flip the plate over and have your little ones glue one streamer onto each number.

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

Step 3: Finally, flip the plate back over and add two big googly eyes! Take your octopus outside to see how its legs move in the wind! Hang your awesome creation somewhere that needs a little bit of octopus cheer!

Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan
Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan

Ocean Picture Books for Preschool

Check out three amazing ocean picture books for storytime! Each book has great sea creature vocabulary and brings the reader into the wonderful world of the ocean!

Check out “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” by Kevin Sherry. Follow around a huge squid as he roams through the ocean. He is bigger than fish, octopuses, crabs, and shrimp. He is bigger than everything! Oh wait, is that a whale in the background? This book is great for ages 2-3.

Purchase “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” from bookshop.org and support local bookstores.

Check out “Ocean Life” by Jill McDonald. This book is perfect for learning fun facts about lots of ocean animals. The illustrations in this picture book are fantastic and really bring us into the world of the ocean. Learn about whales, sharks, seahorses, and more! This book is great for sea creature vocabulary!

Purchase “Ocean Life” from bookshop.org and support local bookstores.

Check out “Swimmy” by Leo Leonni. This book is totally worth the read for its amazing watercolor illustrations! Follow along with Swimmy as he explores the big ocean. While it’s full of wonderful things, it can also be scary. See how Swimmy teaches the small fish to work together to keep each other safe.

Purchase “Swimmy” from bookshop.org and support local bookstores.

Did you enjoy this Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan? Be sure to check out the Frog Theme Lesson Plan for even more animal fun!

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