Ocean



 

Activities:

Make an ocean in a bottle using one drop of blue food coloring, a little sand (and a funnel), some tiny sea shells, and some beads that look like sea animals.   

       

 Experiment with whether items will float or sink.

 


  

 

 Make a crayon resist ocean.

             

 

This is where I found the Hermit crab printable:

  http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/craftdetails.cfm?TopicID=129

Printable:  Ocean word wall words

Sea World offers this free printable: http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/guides/pdf/ocean-discovery-prek.pdf 

Play bingo with Sea Shells as markers.  I printed these cards from the Mailbox Companion Kindergarten)June/July 2011:

 

 Science Center:

 

 

 

Above right:  I have a dry sea sponge and one in water, so students can touch both and compare them.  

 Lots of Shells for students to explore


 Wave discovery bottle and a tray full off plastic sea animals to handle

I hide a paper beach ball behind one of these sight word crabs.  Students take turns naming a sight word.  I pull out the sight word they name and we see if the ball is behind it.

I found this song on a website years ago.  If you know who I should credit, please let me know.  The kids really enjoy it when we read A House for Hermit Crab

 

 

 

 

 

 I love this Lakeshore number puzzle set:

 

 The kids really enjoy these stencils from Oriental Trading:

 


 

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