(Click on the pictures for more info, the last two books are available as ebooks for a low cost on the FREE storytime app for iOS).
Fun Science Book for Beach Trips!
Our hermit crab sensory bin, it's blue rice and a variety of shells and pebbles. We got the shell cards from HERE I found the little orange hermit crab on clearance at Walmart, he rolls around on the floor, the kids LOVED him!
Pinterest Beach Page – Lots of great Beach Ideas!
Lighthouses unit (2 pages, scroll through, 4 weeks of activities with printables)
Practice letter writing in a tray of sand or salt
Make shell imprints in playdough, for more fun and texture make Beach Playdough or use Moon Sand
Make salty or sandy paintings….paint with glue (white or colored) and then shake sand or salt onto the picture.
Observe shells with magnifying glasses (you can also take a look at sand and/or salt)
Shell Picture Frames
Make a matching game with different grades of sand paper
Spend the day at the beach (if you can) or make a beach day at home
Make a wave machine with Oil and Blue water in a bottle – add sand and small shells too if you have them!
Listen to ocean sounds - These ones are FREE on Amazon The Best Healing Music for Relaxation, Meditation & Sleep with Nature Sounds (Ocean Waves Album Series Sampler), and Sea Waves, Vol. 2 (Sandy Beach 30 Minutes)
Beach Themed Sensory Bin – sand, water, shells, ocean animals
Take it a step further:
Our pirate workboxes and activities
More extension activities and books:
Fish Activities (with printables)
Whale Activities (with printables)
Pinterest Oceans Board – Lots more ideas and printables
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom - Royal Baloo - 3 Dinosaurs - Monsters Ed -Chestnut Grove Academy - Growing in God's Grace - Royal Little Lambs - Life with Moore Babies - Teach Beside Me - The Usual Mayhem - Mum Central - Fantastic Fun and Learning - Kathys Cluttered Mind - Play Create Explore - Toddler Approved -Growing Book by Book - Adventures in Mommydom - B-Inspired Mama- The Fairy and The Frog - Edventures with Kids - Learning & Growing the Piwi way - A Gluten Free Journey - Mom to Crazy Monkeys - No Doubt Learning -Preschool Powol Packets - To The Moon and Back - Our Craft ~N~ Things - Farm Fresh Adventures -Proverbial Homemaker
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