When summer rolls around there’s nothing more fun than taking a break from the sun and making some ocean crafts for kids!
Whether your make these easy crafts at home, at daycare, or with Grandma and Grandpa, the kids are sure to have a blast.
These easy projects are great for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary children.
Scroll through, find your favorite, and pin the rest for later!
And, don’t forget, most come with free printable templates too!
Under The Sea Crafts
This easy jellyfish craft for kids is one of our most popular ocean animal crafts because it’s cute, simple, and great for making with young kids!
Kids will love wearing this cool shark headband craft! And, if the craft version is too difficult for your little one, there’s also a black and white version they can color in instead.
Combine painting and paper crafting with this easy fish craft for kids. It’s perfect for stimulating your child’s creativity.
Ever since Finding Nemo was released, kids just love clownfish! Have them create their own with this simple clownfish craft for preschool.
There’s no scary shark here! Just this cute and simple shark craft that helps kids with fine motor skills!
Let the kids play with watercolor when they make this seahorse craft. It’s great for adding to ocean themed units.
More Ocean Ideas For Kids
We love borrowing books from the library or buying some to add to our home collection. Reading is a great way to introduce a new unit and as you know, has tremendous benefits! Below are some of the top rated ocean books for kids!
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 glitttery scales, with his friends!
This ocean play dough set is loaded with fun items for kids to explore!