Summertime is the perfect time to get creative with some ocean-themed art projects!
This easy shark painting for kids is great for young kids and can be done with just a few simple supplies.
Just print out the template, have them paint it however they like, then cut it out and assemble the scene.
It’s a fun activity for a hot summer day, and the kids will end up with a cool masterpiece to display. So gather up your supplies and give it a try!
Also, check out all of our shark activities for kids for more ideas.
Shark Art For Kids
- 8.5″x11″ White art paper
- Paint brush
- Shark printable (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the shark printables and print them out.
Let the kids paint both pages of the ocean scene. Also, paint another piece of art paper in shades of blue for the ocean background. Let it dry completely, then cut out all of the pieces.
Assemble the ocean scene by gluing the pieces onto the blue ocean background.
That’s it! This is such a fun ocean craft for kids that even the youngest of kids can enjoy!
Ocean Ideas For Kids
It’s summertime, which means it’s the perfect time to learn all about the ocean! There are so many fun and educational activities you can do with your kids to help them learn about counting, fine motor skills, scissor practice, ocean animals, and more.
Plus, what could be more fun than a unit study all about the ocean? Below are just a few ideas to get you started!
Ocean Books For Kids
We believe that reading out loud to kids is one of the best educational activities you can do with them. Not only can it help them learn to read themselves, but it also helps them develop language skills, learn about different cultures and worlds, and increase focus.
Reading aloud also gives kids a chance to hear how words are pronounced and used in context, which can help them become better readers and writers. So if you’re looking for a great way to educate your children, grab a book and start reading out loud today! Try out some of these ocean books!
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
Crafting is a fabulous activity for kids! For one thing, it helps to develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing, and painting all require a level of dexterity that can be beneficial for children as they grow older.
In addition, crafting is also a great way to promote creativity. Children can express themselves in a variety of ways through art, and it’s a great way to encourage them to use their imaginations!
Try adding in some of these ocean crafts for kids:
Octopus Handprint Craft – Octopuses are so fascinating, and we bet your kids will think so too. That’s why we came up with this fun octopus handprint craft for them to make. It’s easy and only requires paper, so there’s no messy paint needed. Plus, it’s a great way for your little ones to practice their fine motor skills. So grab some paper and follow the instructions to make their own octopus handprints!
Shark Headband Craft – This craft is so easy to make – simply print it out on white paper and let your little ones color it in. Or, if they’re feeling extra creative, they can make it from paper. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit with all the kids!
Paper Plate Fish Craft – We love paper plate crafts! They’re so easy and fun for kids to make, and they always turn out so cute and colorful. This paper plate fish craft is perfect for kids to create. It’s a great way for them to express their creativity, and it’s sure to be a hit this summertime!
Ocean Activities For Kids
These fun jellyfish worksheets include activities like practice writing the letter J, scissor skills, and letter j recognition maze. They’re a great way for your little ones to learn while they play. Plus, they’re free – so you can print them out anytime, anywhere.
Give your child a head start on math and fine motor skills with these fun color by number ocean animals! By coloring in the different sections according to the corresponding numbers, your child will get practice counting and recognizing numbers 1-10. This worksheet is also great for fine motor development, as it requires your child to use a variety of small muscle movements. Plus, who doesn’t love coloring adorable ocean animals?
Kids will have a blast with these ocean colors playdough mats! Not only will they have fun working on their fine motor skills, but they’ll also get to learn colors. So dive on in and have some fun!
If you’re looking for a fun and sensory way to explore the ocean, then you’ll love this ocean playdough kit! It comes with everything kids need to create their own underwater world, including blue and sand-colored playdough, sea creatures, and more. Plus, it’s great for fostering imagination and creativity.
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More Ideas For Kids
- 8.5"x11" White art paper
- Paint brush
- Shark printable
- Download the shark printables and print them out.
- Let the kids paint both pages of the ocean scene. Also, paint another piece of art paper in shades of blue for the ocean background. Let it dry completely, then cut out all of the pieces.
- Assemble the ocean scene by gluing the pieces onto the blue ocean background.