Crave the Wave: Ocean-Themed Activities

Our curated list of book recommendations, extension activities, and field trips to go with this month's Ocean-themed busy bag!

Book Recommendations:

Make a trip to your local library or bookstore to snag one of these favorites.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean

The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer

National Geographic Reader: Coral Reefs

Water-Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World by Christy Hale

Shells: A Pop-Up Book of Wonder by Janet Lawler

The Little Book of Ocean Animal Sounds by Caz Buckingham

Ocean!: Our Watery World as You've Never Seen it Before by DK, Smithsonian Institute

Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes

Extension Activities:

Have fun extending your child's learning with these ideas from around the internet.

Create a Tide Pool

Count & Sort Your Seashell Collection

Experiments: Sink or Float?, Salt Water Density, Ocean Currents

Ocean Sensory Jar

Ocean Sensory Bin: plastic bin, ocean water beads, Safari Toob ocean animals, add: beach shovels and sifters, tongs, bath tub boats, second bin with kinetic sand, mini sand stamps and pails

Ocean Coral Blow Painting

Melissa & Doug Puffy Sticker Play Set Ocean

Crayola Undersea Sticker by Number

Ocean Life Sensory Bag

Life's a Beach Sensory Bin

Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest board here.

Field Trip Ideas:

The beach

An aquarium

Local pet store

Virtual field trips


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