Learn About the Ocean Activities for Preschoolers

Are you looking for activities to fill up your ocean week or under the sea unit at home, preschool, or classroom? This list of 14 activities to learn about the ocean is all you need to keep your preschoolers engaged and educated when it comes to all things ocean learning!


You can’t go wrong with picture books; and there are countless out there for under the sea learning! I did some extensive research of my own and come up with these 14 best ocean books for kids.

Shark Slime

A Night Owl has this fabulous 3-ingredient recipe to make slime perfect for sharks.. and your kids!

Play Dough Ocean Crafts

If you have a toddler, you probably have play dough. Check out these fun ideas for ocean play dough crafts!

Ocean Pudding Cups

I always love an excuse to get my child into the kitchen and cooking with me. We had a blast making these ocean pudding cups!

Ocean Pudding Cups

Button Fish Craft

I LOVE this simple button fish craft from I Heart Crafty Things!

Feed the Ocean Animal Game

Your child will have a blast while practicing fine motor skills with this free feed the ocean animal game.

Ocean Water Sensory Play

Have a clear container, blue dye, and water? Then you can make this simple and exciting ocean water sensory bin. Add ocean animals and you’ve got the ocean in your own living room!

Ocean Themed Busy Binder

As an educator, I’d be remiss if I didn’t add some literacy and math activities to the list! This ocean busy binder will help learners with counting, basic shapes, letters, feelings, and position words!

Ocean Creature Sensory Bottle

Preschool Inspirations put together this fabulous ocean discovery bottle activity! It would also be great for self-regulation!

Ocean Would You Rather Questions

Would you rather questions are one of my favorite activities! It’s a wonderful connection activity and you can learn a lot about a child’s personality! It’s also good for teaching opinions. These ocean would you rather questions cover everything from ocean animals, ocean plants, and the beach!

Ocean Sticker Mats

These reusable sticker pads are just the greatest. No stickers stuck to my floors or cabinets and they always come with so many scenes to decorate. Each time my daughter gets these out, she’s occupied for a least 30 minutes.

Toilet Roll Octopus Craft

Oh my goodness, I cannot get enough of how cute this toilet roll octopus craft from Kids Activities! And there are only a few materials you need!

Shark Themed File Folder Math Games

These file folder counting activities will be the perfect addition to your under the sea learning! Children will practice counting and matching numbers to 10.

Save the Ocean Animal Science Game

We play this save the ocean animal game often. You’ll need some small ocean animal toys, an ice tray, and a few spray bottles. Fill the tray with water, add the ocean animals, and freeze. Place the ice cubes in a container and have children spray with warm water until the ice melts and they can pull the animal out!

I hope you find some or all of these activities useful in your ocean activities at home or at school!

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