Summer is a great time to visit the aquarium where kids can see different ocean life! One of our favorites to check out is the jellyfish! They’re so mesmerizing to watch them float around!
This jellyfish name craft is a fun way for kids to practice spelling their names with these amazing creatures!
Be sure to explore more of what lives in the ocean with our ocean crafts for kids. You’ll find lots of easy projects your kids will love!
Name Jellyfish Activity
Kids will craft a jellyfish out of colorful paper and arrange the bubbles to spell out their names. This activity is great for preschool, pre-k, or elementary aged kids and can be tailored to their skill level.
For letter recognition work, use the editable PDF to print out your child’s name on the bubbles. For kids to practice handwriting, leave the bubbles blank and they can write in the letters of their name on them.
Download our free template and dive into this fun craft with just a few basic supplies you probably already have around the house.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Jellyfish template (enter your email in the form to get the template)
Download the jellyfish template, edit to add your child’s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes below each of the eyebrows.
Place the bottom of the body piece on the back and bottom of the top piece and glue it in place.
Next, take the tentacles and glue them to the back and bottom of the jellyfish.
Glue the completed jellyfish on a piece of blue paper.
Take the bubble letters along the bottom of the paper to spell the child’s name and glue them in place.
Finish by drawing wave lines on the background paper.
We’re sure your kiddos loved this jellyfish name craft. While you’re here be sure to check out our other name crafts for kids that we’re sure they will love to make too!
Ocean Theme Ideas For Kids
With summer break coming up, you may be wondering how you’re going to fill your child’s day. We suggest using this extra time to make an ocean themed study for kids to learn and create.
We have lots of fun ocean themed crafts and activities that will keep them entertained for hours, plus adding in these crafts, activities, and books will help provide structure for their days. See some of our favorite ideas below.
Ocean Books For Kids
If you’re looking for a way to bond with your children AND boost their brain power, look no further than a good book! Reading to kids from a young age has countless benefits – from building vocabulary and improving concentration to fostering empathy and encouraging a lifelong love of learning.
Check out some of our favorite ocean books for kids below!
The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.
The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!
Ocean Crafts For Kids
Encourage your kids to get crafty this summer! Crafting provides so many benefits to kids’ development in addition to being a fun and entertaining activity.
This is a great way to spend time with one another and watch them grow and discover new things. So plan some fun ocean themed crafts to do over the break!
Jellyfish Craft – Kids will love to create these cute jellyfish with their favorite colors. This craft is great to make for any ocean themed study or party theme since the kids can make several to hang up and feel like they’re under the sea!
Octopus Handprint Craft – This super cute craft is also super easy! Your little ones will be excited to see their little fingers become the octopus’ arms in this fun paper craft.
Crab Paper Bag Puppet – Bring the beach home with this fun puppet craft! It’s great for pretend play and putting on puppet shows! Use our free template and a regular ole paper bag to create this cute crab.
Hammerhead Shark Puppet – When Shark Week comes up this year, the kids will be ready with this fun hammerhead shark craft! It’s a fun project to make when learning more about sharks or different ocean animals.
Ocean Activities For Kids
The sharks in these shark connect the dot printables really know how to have fun in the sun! These three different dot to dot illustrations will make a splash with your kids.
Kids will be able to work on spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and counting skills when they connect the dots to reveal the fun shark pictures. Once they complete drawing in the picture, they’ll get to do a favorite activity – coloring!
Do you think jellyfish wish there were peanut butter fish? No? How about helping kids use scissors? With these jellyfish cutting activity pages they do help kids learn to master the use of scissors!
This fun ocean themed activity is just the thing to get kids using their scissors and gaining the control needed to correctly use them.
Crab walk on over to check out these crab worksheets that will be perfect for kids to learn a few new things about the letter C and crustaceans.
They’re a great way for your kids to get some handwriting practice in writing the word crab and uppercase and lowercase Cc.
For a great way to entertain the kids this summer, have them color a whole school of fish with these fish color by number printables! They’re easy to prepare since all you have to do is download and print, and kids will be able to work on number and color recognition as they color in each space!
Fun Summer Finds
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More Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Jellyfish template
- Download the jellyfish template, edit to add your child's name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes below each of the eyebrows.
- Place the bottom of the body piece on the back and bottom of the top piece and glue it in place.
- Next, take the tentacles and glue them to the back and bottom of the jellyfish.
- Glue the completed jellyfish on a piece of blue paper.
- Take the bubble letters along the bottom of the paper to spell the child's name and glue them in place.
- Finish by drawing wave lines on the background paper.