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Monday, July 29, 2013

Poppins Book Nook–Beaches/Oceans

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Picture of On the BeachPicture of 1,2,3…By the SeaPicture of Hush Little Beachcomber
(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! 


Great Beach Themed Game for ages 2-6yo (or older)

Sea Star and Sea Urchin Activities

Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Seashells


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)
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Other activities:

Practice letter writing in a tray of sand or salt
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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
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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!
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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:

Picture of On a Pirate Ship

Our pirate workboxes and activities

Pirate activities Pinterest

More extension activities and books:

Picture of Under the Sea (Picture Book)Picture of How Deep is the Sea?

Fish Activities (with printables)

Octopus Activities

Jellyfish Activities

Whale Activities (with printables)
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Pinterest Oceans Board – Lots more ideas and printables

We used a lot of TOOBS for these units – Pirates, Whales and Dolphins, Coral Reef, Ocean, SeaLife, In the Water.  My kids LOVE TOOBS and they make great manipulatives!

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

Have a Beach or Ocean Themed post?  Link it up below! 

Come back next month for Fairy Tales!

6 comments:

  1. Oh what fun!!! I love the picture frames :)

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  2. Your bins look like a ton of fun!! My kids love pirates too!

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  3. A great collection of books as always! Love the sensory bin too!

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  4. Some great suggestions - will have to check out some of the books.

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  5. What wonderful ideas! I pinned this so I can remember when we get back to our Ocean unit.
    Thanks for stopping by Throwback Thursday Blog Style. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

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