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Ocean Animal Printable Preschool Worksheets

Are you searching for a fun way to help your child keep learning and retain the things they’ve already learned?

These ocean animal printable preschool worksheets are the perfect way to do just that!

They’re fun, colorful, and engaging for little kids and they’re perfectly themed for summertime! As they work through each activity, they’ll also develop important skills such as fine motor skills, letter recognition, and handwriting. 

Check out everything that’s included below. They’d be a great addition to your preschool or homeschool curriculum!

Be sure to check out all of our preschool worksheets for even more ideas.

Under The Sea Worksheets

We’ve been working on preparing our youngest for kindergarten this year and this ocean animal worksheet bundle has been a fun way of doing that!

Below are all the things included in these preschool ocean theme printables: 

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Ocean Animal Letter Worksheets

Handwriting practice is so important for young children to learn so we’ve included 5 pages of alphabet tracing printables.

Each one has a cute picture of the animal that starts with that letter at the top, followed by four lines. The first line spells out the animal’s name, then the next three lines are practice for that specific letter.

The letters included in this bundle are D, J, O, S, and W.

Don’t forget that you can easily make these reusable by laminating them and using them with a dry-erase marker!

ocean animal handwriting worksheets

Label A Dolphin Worksheet

We just love these animal anatomy worksheets so much, that we had to include one with this set. All the child needs to do is cut out the boxes at the bottom of the page and glue them in the correct spot.

If you’re working with younger children, it helps to first talk about the parts of the dolphin or read a book that shows them. You can also help them while they are completing this worksheet.

Try this Jellyfish Name Craft with kindergarteners!

To make this page reusable, laminate it, cut up the rectangles, and use adhesive velcro on the back of the answers and on the empty boxes. This is great for an on-the-go busy binder!

label a dolphin worksheet

ABC Worksheets

These fun letter mazes help preschool and kindergarten children work on letter recognition. All they need to do is color or use a dabbing marker to dot the specified letter throughout the entire maze.

For example, begin at the top left square with the letter O and find all the uppercase and lowercase Oo’s that will take you to the end square at the bottom right hand of the page.

These are so much fun for kids!

To make these reusable, laminate them and use them with a dry-erase marker. Kids can also use other items like pom poms, buttons, or even cereal to mark their way through the maze.

ocean animal letter mazes

Free Printable Shark Matching Game

Because we love memory games so much, we pretty much always include one. These shark flashcards are perfect for matching. Just print out two sets, laminate them, and get playing!

Your child can work on visual discrimination and colors with these silly sharks. And, be sure to check out our post on ways to use flashcards for more fun ideas!

shark color flashcards

Line Tracing Worksheets

We’ve also included these colorful line tracing mazes for kids to work on fine motor skills. There are four printables in this collection and each one has a varying degree of difficulty.

Just pop them into a page protector and have your child practice them with a dry-erase marker whenever they want to work their way through the maze.

ocean animal line mazes

Alphabet Match Worksheets

These three worksheets cover the entire alphabet! Simply have your child cut out the individual lowercase letters at the bottom, then paste them onto the correct uppercase match.

When they’re done, they can also use these ocean animals worksheets as a mini coloring page!

Even More Printables

Lastly, we’ve included two more ocean animal preschool worksheets. The first, Finish the Pattern, is an easy way to help preschoolers recognize patterns.

They’ll cut and paste the ocean animal friends and then paste them onto the correct box to complete the pattern! Kids will love the cute sea turtles, sharks, and other fun ocean animals on this printable.

ocean animal worksheets

Finally, we’ve included a Big or Small worksheet that helps children work on relative size. All they need to do is circle the bigger animal in each section. Then when they’re done, color in their favorite sea animals!

ocean animal worksheets

You can get the entire ocean preschool worksheet bundle below. If you want to try them out first, be sure to enter your email in the form at the end of the page to get the free printable shark memory game!

More Ideas For Kids

Ocean Unit For Kids

Looking for some more fun and educational ocean-themed crafts, activities, and printables for kids? You’ve come to the right place!

We’ve gathered a wide variety of ocean-themed activities that are perfect for kids of all ages. From simple coloring pages to exciting crafts, we have something for everyone.

And best of all, these activities are all designed to be both fun and educational. Read on below for our favorite ideas!

Kids’ Books About The Ocean

When beginning a unit study with your kids, reading aloud is the best place to start! Not only will reading help them learn more about the topic, but they’ll also learn to focus and listen. Reading to kids is also a great way to boost your little ones’ literacy skills!

Additionally, reading aloud is a great way to bond with your child and make learning fun! By starting off with reading, you’re setting the tone for a great unit study that your child is sure to enjoy. Add these ocean books to your reading list and watch your child’s excitement grow.

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!

Kids’ Ocean Crafts

Crafting is not only a fun activity for kids, but it also has educational value. Through crafting, kids learn important early education skills such as problem-solving, fine motor development, and creative thinking.

In addition, crafting can help kids to develop a sense of pride and accomplishment. And because crafting is often done with others, it can also be a great opportunity for kids to socialize and make new friends!

Try adding in some of these fun ocean-themed crafts below.

Paper Plate Crab Craft – Your kids can create a snappy underwater friend with this craft! Our free crab template means you can set up this activity even in a ‘pinch!’ Give your kids some colorful paint and paper plates to get started – they’ll have a ton of fun painting and designing their own hermit crab!

Shark Headband Craft – Your kids can transform into the king of the sea with this cool shark headband! There are three printable options: a full-color version, black and white for coloring in, or a craft version meaning you can tailor this craft to any age. It’s a guaranteed fin-tastic time!

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Octopus Handprint Craft – With this craft, your kids will have a tentac-u-lar amount of fun! Let their creativity soar as they trace and cut out their handprints to make an adorable octopus. Not only is this craft entertaining, but it also works on hand-eye coordination and cutting skills!

Jellyfish Craft – This craft will ‘float’ your kids’ boat! Have them use our downloadable template to make their very own jellyfish. They’ll have a blast coming up with unique designs and color combinations. Plus, when they’re done, you’ll have the perfect ocean-themed decoration for your classroom or home!

Ocean Activities For Kids

These free printable crab worksheets for kids are such a fun way for kids to practice their scissor skills, handwriting, and letter recognition! They’re perfect for a summer theme or an ocean theme. Just print and let your preschool or kindergarten students have fun!

Sharks are one of the most popular animals with kids. They’re curious and fascinating sea creatures! These shark connect the dot printables are perfect for kids who love sharks.

They’ll have fun connecting the dots to form the shapes of these impressive predators. And as they do, kids will also be practicing their counting and fine motor skills. So not only will they be entertained, but they’ll also be learning!

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Our jellyfish cutting activity pages are a great way to excite and engage kids. Working on fine motor skills is essential for a child’s development, and these printable activities make learning fun. Kids will cut and paste through these activities without realizing they’re developing important skills and practicing number recognition!

If your kids love all the weird and wonderful critters in the ocean, they’ll have a whale of a time playing our ocean animal matching game! Kids can test their memory and put their cognitive skills to the test by matching the animals on each card. Your little ones will be clam-oring to play this fun game again and again!

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Deb Jessee

Monday 10th of June 2024

Thanks for the content.


Monday 10th of June 2024

You're very welcome!


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Monday 27th of May 2024

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Tuesday 21st of May 2024

nice! Good resources!


Tuesday 21st of May 2024

Thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying them!

Kristen Ayers

Tuesday 21st of May 2024

I would love this for summer!


Tuesday 21st of May 2024

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