18 Awesome Ocean Activities for Kids

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!


  ocean science & math activities for kids

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:

Life in a Coral Reef

Sharks Have Six Senses

How Deep Is the Ocean?

What's It Like to Be a Fish?




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


Ocean activities for kids

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

Try hunting for Shark Teeth! || The Educator's Spin on It  (and don't worry if you strike out; you can actually buy your own Shark Teeth on Amazon :)

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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