Ocean animals are so fascinating and little ones love to learn about them. Here in Florida, summer time equals beach time, so it seems fitting to study them. If you are looking for some summer learning fun check out these ocean animal printables perfect for early learners.
Learning about Sea Creatures and Ocean Animals
If you live anywhere near a beach or plan on visiting a beach or an aquarium on your summer vacation, you may want to consider learning about ocean animals. Sea creatures and ocean animals are a great topic to learn about during the summer.
I love putting together learning packets for my kids when we are about to take a trip. We work on them during the weeks leading up to our trip, or we bring folders in the car for them to work on.
By the time you get to where you are going to be exploring and learning, your children are already familiar with the animals and creatures they may encounter.
Free Ocean Animal Printables
I always like to include all of my children when we are learning about a specific theme. These ocean animal printables are a great way to include little ones while your older ones are working on their own ocean unit.
Ocean Themed Writing Activities
Preschool Writing Practice with Ocean Animals – Trace the lines from one ocean animal to the next to practice writing skills.
Ocean Animals Bible Verse Writing Sheets – This is such a sweet copywork pack that will have your kids copying scriptures that speak of the ocean and ocean animals.
Ocean Preschool Pack – Lots of fun printables to help preschoolers with fine motor skills and writing practice.
Cursive Letter Find Ocean Printables – Practice reading cursive letters with this themed letter find worksheet.
Ocean Coloring Pages
Are you looking for some fun ocean coloring pages? You can find some ocean scenes and ocean animals.
Printable Pack of Ocean Fish – These simple coloring pages are great for a fish theme and they are adorable.
Emergent Readers – What an adorable packet that has mini readers to put together with matching coloring pages.
Ocean Animal Printable Pack – Your little ones will love these cute cartoon themed printables and ocean animal coloring pages.
Sea Turtle Coloring Pages – Download some coloring pages of sea turtles.
Ocean Themed Counting and Numbers
Jelly Fish Number Counting Cards – Cute jellyfish themed counting flash cards for math practice.
Ocean Animal Counting Mats – Cute ocean counting mats for counting practice and number recognition.
Recommended Resource: The Ocean Notebook, a Companion to Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman
The Ocean Notebook – Students will use the notebook to accompany Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman. They will learn all about life in the ocean, layers of the ocean, the ocean floor, coral reefs, tide pools and more.
Sea Monsters of the Deep Printable Pack – Learn about the monsters of the deep with these fun notebooking pages.
Under the Sea Girl Themed Printable Pack – This is such an adorable theme for girls with cute girl colored sea animals.
Ocean Do a Dot Printable Pack – 28 pages of fun ocean do-a-dot worksheets with a fun ocean theme.
Ocean Preschool Pack – Lots of ocean worksheets that are great for preschool kids.
Printable Ocean Games and Hands-On Activities
Kids learn a lot with hands-on activities and games. I have found that when their brains are engaged and their hands are busy, they just soak up information and learn so much better.
I Spy Ocean Game Printable – Search and find cute ocean animals with this I Spy printable.
Puzzles and Activities for an Ocean theme – This mini unit is full of fun puzzles like sudoku, word searches, crossword puzzles and more.
Ocean Animal Printable Preschool Packet – 1o pages of learning activities, games and cutting practice.
Preschool Ocean Animal Games – There are I Spy printables, which one is different, ocean animals counting puzzles and more.
Ocean Animal Printables
Ocean Animal Food Chain Printables – Printable cards to help your kids learn about the food chain. These cards are so versatile, you can even play memory games with them.
Number and Literacy Play Dough Mats – Ocean play dough mats that have a pretty ocean background and big letters to place play dough on for letter formation practice.
Shark Food Chain Game – Kids love sharks. Learn about the food chain with this fun shark food chain game.
Ocean Lacing Cards – Lacing cards are a great fine motor skill activity for little hands. These adorable ocean animal cards will be a huge hit.
Ocean Animal Printable Preschool Cutting Practice Pack – Have your little ones practice their cutting skills with these ocean themed printables.
Recommended Resource: The Notebook of The Blue, a Companion to to The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer
The Notebook of the Blue – Explore the deep world of the ocean and discover some of the amazingly unique creatures that inhabit it with The Notebook of the Blue.
Printable Ocean Crafts
Are you looking for simple crafts that don’t require a lot of supplies, but also have a nice, finished product?
You are going to love these printable ocean animal themed crafts. All you have to do is print out, cut and decorate in whatever medium you would like. There are so many different animals to choose from and your kids will appreciate the hands-on activities.
- Sea Turtle – Sea turtles are a favorite ocean animal and this cute little craft will not disappoint.
- Dolphin – This pretty dolphin will look nice on a water color background sheet.
- Shark – Realistic shark craft, make it as scary or as cute as you want.
- Whale – This is a cute cartoon style whale craft perfect for preschoolers.
- Sting Ray – Another cute cartoony sea creature: the adorable sting ray.
- Octopus – A fun cut out craft with lots of extra cutting practice with those eight legs.
- Squid – This is a cute, yet realistic squid to print, paint and put together.
- Seahorse – Paint your own seahorse and adorn it with googly eyes.
- Manatee – Since we live in Florida, the manatee is one of our favorite ocean animals. We have created this sweet craft many times.
- Killer Whale – A realistic orca craft that is so pretty.
- Blue Tang Fish – If you love Finding Nemo, your kids are going to love this Dory fish craft.
- Angelfish – This is a very elegant and colorful angelfish craft.
- Clown Trigger Fish – Your kids will love this cute and realistic clown fish.
Check out these adorable crab crafts you can make easily with your kids.
Free Research Journal
Ocean Animals Notebooking Research Journal – This amazing notebook is completely free and your children will learn about 60 different aquatic animals. A picture of each animal is included and they will learn about: the different oceans that animal is found in, the type of water it lives in, a physical description and interesting facts.
Everything they learn will be recorded in their very own notebooking journal. This is great for older children to do together with their younger siblings.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!