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:


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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