Top 10 Ocean and Beach-Themed Activities for Preschool!

Beach and Ocean Themed Activities for Preschool


This week the #PlayfulECE Team offers the best in summer learning through PLAY for preschoolers!  Even if you don’t have a chance to visit the ocean or a beach this summer, the activities below will bring the delights of playful learning, creating, and exploration to kids at home or in the preschool classroom!

Beach CountingBEACH-THEMED PLAYDOUGH COUNTING – Preschoolers will love playing with the playdough and beach-themed objects!  It is a great way to PLAY with one-to-one correspondence and work on basic counting skills over the summer.

Sea Turtle Life Cycle

SEA TURTLE LIFE CYCLE:  Explore the Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle with a unique SENSORY BAG that will encourage kids to learn through tactile and sensory PLAY!

Sand Pail CountingSand Pail Counting – Print the sand pail template for playful practice with basic counting and one-to-one correspondence!

Graham Cracker Beach

GRAHAM CRACKER BEACH – Create a BEACH-THEMED treat that will delight kids of all ages!

Describing SeashellsDescribing Seashells – Print the game boards for each of the children and laminate for durability.  This game will enhance verbal skills when describing seashells to play!

Croissant CRAB Snack for Kids!

CROISSANT CRAB SNACK – Build a croissant crab for a snack that is FUN to MAKE and EAT!

Beach Rhyming WordsBeach Rhyming Words – practice words that RHYME with a FREE PRINTABLE for playful learning this summer!

Oyster and Pearl Cookie Snack

OYSTER and PEARL COOKIE SNACK – an EASY to create snack to accompany discussions and PLAY with an OCEAN or BEACH THEME!
Shark Cookie SnackShark Cookies – Print the shark fins to heavy paper and laminate!  It’s a fun snack for an Ocean or Beach Theme at home or in the classroom!

Ocean Animals Thematic Unit from The Preschool Toolbox

The Ocean Theme from The Preschool Toolbox is an instant download that contains an extensive book list, literacy, math, science, art and craft ideas, gross motor, sensory, and more food craft ideas for Preschool and Kindergarten.  ALL you need to explore the OCEAN this summer at home or in the classroom!

For even MORE great ideas for Summer Play and Learning, please visit the activities below from the #PlayfulECE team of bloggers!

10 Sensory Fun Ideas for Preschoolers Learning 2 Walk

10 Book Inspired Cooking Activities for Preschoolers by Growing Book by Book

10 Preschool Summer Activities All About Coconuts by Fun-A-Day!

10 Ladybug Learning Activities by Tiny Tots Adventures

10 Summer Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers by Mom Inspired Life

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Sand by Still Playing School

10 Ways to Learn About Colors with Your Preschooler from Life Over C’s

10 Fun Math Activities to Keep Your Preschooler Learning all Summer by The Educators’ Spin On It


About pschooltoolbox

Educator, Wife, Mom of 6, ECE Curriculum & Design, Professional ECE Blogger & Brands. I write about playful learning activities primarily via The Preschool Toolbox Blog - STEAM, STEM, and Digitial Content Curator for Omnicor, Inc.
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9 Responses to Top 10 Ocean and Beach-Themed Activities for Preschool!

  1. Amanda says:

    The sand pail counting is so simple, but so perfect. We have a big bucket of shells that I have no idea what to do with. Will be doing this today. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Kim says:

    Those shark cookies look so cute! And easy to make, so that’s big bonus!!

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  7. We can’t go to the beach this year but we can sure have fun with these activities. Thank you!

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