Jellyfish, with their mysterious allure and graceful movements, never fails to grab the attention of the curious minds of kids. Their delicate forms and enchanting colors spark a sense of wonder.
For kids who are drawn to these mesmerizing creatures, this tissue paper jellyfish offers a perfect opportunity for exploration and creativity.
Float on over to discover more jellyfish activities kids will love!
Tissue paper crafts not only allow children to express their artistic talents but also help develop essential fine motor skills.
Manipulating the tissue paper enhances their hand-eye coordination, precision, and dexterity. It also nurtures patience and attention to detail. This hands-on activity encourages kids to create their own unique jellyfish and learn more about shapes, colors, and textures.
Be sure to download our free template, so kids can fill in the octopus with tissue paper and finish it off with some expressive details.
- Tissue paper squares
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Jellyfish template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the jellyfish template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by spreading glue over a section of the jellyfish template.
Scrunch up the tissue paper and place it all over the glue. Repeat until the entire jellyfish template is covered.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
Next, glue the mouth in the middle of the jellyfish, just above the tentacles.
Finish up by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
Be sure to check out all of our ocean crafts for kids while you’re here, we’re sure you will find more fun crafts for them to make!
Ocean Animal Theme For Kids
We have some fun-filled ideas that are sure to make a splash! Your little explorers will love to dive in and discover lots of ocean animals through some fun crafts and activities.
Incorporate these activities into any ocean themed unit to introduce kids to the fascinating marine world while gaining important skills. We’ve chosen some to get you started with below, so make a list of all the ones your kiddos will enjoy!
Under The Sea Books
Reading books to your kids is a fantastic way to boost their development! Books provide a multitude of benefits that can help shape the minds of young children.
Through reading, kids can learn essential language skills, such as improved vocabulary and increased comprehension. Additionally, books can encourage imagination and creativity- traits that will serve them well as they continue to grow.
When you read to your kids, you are fostering a love of reading that can last a lifetime. And the memories you make together during story time will be cherished for years to come. Some of our favorite ocean books are below for you to check out!
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 Themed Crafts For Kids
Crafting is filled with lots of benefits and lots of fun for kids! It’s a great way for kids to explore their creative side while boosting their fine motor skills and problem-solving skills.
Crafting is a great way for kids to build self-confidence and foster a love of art!
Shark Headband Craft – This jaw-some headband will have your kids excited to make this craft! With just a few simple materials and a splash of imagination, kids will be able to become fin-tastic sharks!
Octopus Paper Bag Puppet – Get your creative tentacles ready to make a cute octopus puppet! Kids will turn an ordinary paper bag into an octopus ready to tell captivating stories set deep in the ocean.
Clownfish Craft – This is a fun and easy paper craft for kids in preschool to kindergarten to learn more about fish. Because so many kids love the movie, Finding Nemo, most kids are able to recognize our orange and white friend the clownfish!
Paper Plate Humpback Whale Craft – Take a journey into the deep blue sea with this fun art project! Kids will love painting their paper plates to turn them into a majestic humpback whale! As kids paint, cut, and decorate their own whale, they’ll work on important skills and use their imaginations!
Under The Sea Activities For Kids
Kids will love discovering so many different ocean animals with our ocean pattern block mats. When kids use their tangrams with these mats, they’ll explore geometric shapes and patterns while completing vibrant underwater scenes.
Playing with pattern blocks also promotes spatial reasoning, fine motor skills, and critical thinking as kids match and manipulate the blocks to complete the pictures.
These free printable shark worksheets provide kids with an opportunity to explore more about sharks, enhance their reading and writing skills, and expand their vocabulary.
They’ll engage in activities like coloring and labeling a hark, writing uppercase and lowercase Ss with the help of dashed lines, and solving a letter maze through letter recognition. These worksheets are a great way to spark curiosity in these amazing creatures!
Give your kids some scissor practice jellyfish cutting activity pages! This set comes with 4 pages that will have kids developing their scissor control and grip strength.
They’ll enhance their fine motor skills and precision as they cut the dotted line to the jellyfish. They’ll also work on matching and counting skills as they cut and paste the correct answer.
For a fun way to work on letter recognition, download these ocean letter maze worksheets. With this set, they’ll work on 7 different letters featuring cool animals found in the sea.
Help kids get a good foundation for reading and writing by learning to recognize the letters of the alphabet.
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More Summer Activities
- Download the jellyfish template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by spreading glue over a section of the jellyfish template.
- Scrunch up the tissue paper and place it all over the glue. Repeat until the entire jellyfish template is covered.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Next, glue the mouth in the middle of the jellyfish, just above the tentacles.
- Finish up by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.