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 just the way to do that!
They’re fun, colorful, and engaging for little kids and they’re perfectly themed for summertime! Check out everything that’s included below.
Be sure to check out all of our preschool worksheets for even more ideas.
Fun Preschool 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 this pack.
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!
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.
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!
These fun letter mazes help kids 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.
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!
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.
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 the worksheets as a mini ocean animal coloring page.
Even More Printables
Lastly, we’ve included two more ocean animal preschool worksheets. The first, Finish the Pattern, is a great 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!
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 ocean animals!
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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 the kids have fun!
Sharks are one of the most popular animals with kids. They’re curious and fascinating 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!
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 activities make learning fun! Kids will cut and paste through these activities without realizing they’re developing important skills!
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 game again and again!
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Tuesday 16th of May 2023
would love to use this in summer program
Tuesday 16th of May 2023
Great! I hope you can!
Tuesday 31st of August 2021
I'd like to see the free shark matching printable game. Thank you!
Wednesday 1st of September 2021
Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you :)