Have fun with ocean themed summer activities. These five activities are put together to help kids be creative, play, and have fun!
We are into our second week of summer activities and I am so excited to focus on ocean-themed summer activities!
The purpose of the Summer Weekly Activities series is to provide busy moms with some simple and fun themed activities for summer. Instead of trying to do all of the things every single day, I have found it to be helpful and freeing to do one fun activity a day. Some weeks we may do all five activities and other weeks just one, but having a list of activities on hand has helped us thrive during the summer.
Make sure to check out the At-Home Summer Camp Kit! It includes 12 weeks of themed activities for your kids.
Ocean Themed Weekly Activities
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Create: Fish Puppets
Supplies: Paper, Googly Eyes (if wanted), Craft Sticks, Crayons
Directions: Trace the child’s hand on paper. Let the child color and decorate the fish. Add googly eyes if desired. Cut out the handprint fish and glue to a craft stick!
Move: Ocean Animals
Directions: Tell your kids: Chomp like a shark, dive like a dolphin, crawl like a crab, jump like a seahorse, bark like a seal, roll like a sea urchin, swim like a fish.
Explore: Ice Eggs
Supplies: Balloons, Little Stars or Ocean Toys (if desired, not a necessity)
Directions: Put a small toy inside of a balloon, then fill with water, tie, and freeze. Once frozen, cut the balloon off and let the child play with the ice egg trying to get the toy out. Tip: You do not need to have the toy inside, my kids love just playing with the ice!
Feel: Sea Foam
Supplies: Dawn Dish Soap, Water, Blue Food Coloring (if desired)
Directions: Mix together dish soap and water. Use a hand mixer to get more bubbles. Encourage water play with this and let them play with toy animals, little cups, and so on with the bubbly water.
Make: Quesadilla Octopus
Supplies: Tortillas, Cheese
Make a quesadilla. Cut in half. Leave 1 half and use the other half to cut strips. These are the tentacles. Let your child position them by the other half- eat and enjoy!