We are going under the sea today to explore ocean zones , marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer learning!
The underwater world is so intriguing to kids (and adults for that matter :) There's so much we don't yet know about the ocean and it's contents which makes it the perfect subject to intrigue young minds.
If your kids are fans of whales, sharks and the big blue sea, try a few of these hands-on ocean science activities -- perfect for kids of all ages!
18 Awesome Ocean Activities for Kids
One of my favorite things about ocean projects is the beautiful colors!
And the fact that they usually involve water which is a big bonus during the hot days of summer :) Here's a few of our favorite ocean activities along with a few links to affiliate items that are perfect for some under-the-sea fun!
Before you get started, you may want to read a few ocean-related science books. Once of our favorite non-fiction science series are the Let's Read & Find Out books! They come in different reading levels and are perfect for kids who love books with facts!
For ocean fun, try these:
Ocean STEM activities you can do at home:
Learn about the Layers of the Ocean with this DIY building set ! || Edventures with Kids
Construct a Carteisan Diver Experiment || Wise Owl Factory
Practice counting with a Shark Number Sensory Bin || Living Montessori Now
Learn about life underwater with Prof. Noggin's Life in the Ocean cards || Amazon
Draw a Life-size Whale and see just how big they are with this fun math activity || Edvenutres with Kids
Create your own Ocean Slime || Little Bins for Little Hands
and then make Ocean Animals from LEGOs to play in the slime! || Little Bins for Little Hands
Kids will enjoy this Whale Breaching Exercise Activity || Christina Chitwood
Learn How Sharks Float || Preschool Powol Packets
Explain why our oceans need to stay clean with this Ocean Oil Spill Activity || One Time Through
Build your own Ocean in a Jar || Edventures with Kids
Explore marine life with an Ocean Sensory Table || Stir the Wonder
Build your own Tide Pool to explore Science || Buggy & Buddy
Learn about whales with a Whale Sensory Bin || Living Montessori Now
Exploring science on your next beach visit:
See when the tide goes out and then explore your own tide pool || Amy Pessolano
Learn about habitats and tides on your beach visit || Edventures with Kids
If you've collected some seashells on your beach visit, explore some chemistry with this Crystal Seashell experiment || Little Bins for Little Hands
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