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Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Beach Theme, July Themes, Ocean Theme, Themes |

Ocean Theme

Ocean Theme

Ocean Theme

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Ocean Sensory Bottles

Ocean Theme    A student teacher helped our kiddos make these cute ocean theme sensory bottles.  You can add stickers on the outside, even on the lid. You can add sand and tiny seashells to the bottles. Fun Stuff.

Life’s A Beach

Ocean Theame Ocean Theme  Like a Zen Garden only it’s a beach. Kids can make this their happy place. Add a few props and the kids get it.

Ocean Theme  Now might be a good time to take a field trip to your local aquarium. Wikipedia has a great list of links to hundreds of aquaria across the country here.

Yellow Submarine

    Ocean Theme  One of our three’s teachers put this yellow submarine together for her Ocean Theme. She ran some plain lamination paper through the machine for her porthole windows. A dollar store peerascope is a great addition. Stinking cute!


Ocean Theme  When your submarine dives deep you might encounter a SHARK!  This one isn’t so scary, made of masking tape.

Ocean Theme   Speaking of sharks, we take this as a Pinterest success! We left off the back fin but our kids enjoyed making and wearing their shark hats.

Here are a few books our class thought were great!
Shark Dog! is very cute for preschoolers.                         Gilbert is great!

Jellyfish Sensory Bottle

Ocean Theme    One plastic bag can make two jellyfish Cut a plastic bag into two large squares. Stuff the scraps into the middle to make a head. Then tie this off with white yarn or floss.

    Cut strips toward the head to make long tendrils.

    Plopp your jellyfish in a plastic bottle and fill with light blue water.

Ocean Theme   The jellyfish will move more freely in a bigger bottle.

Ocean Theme  We gave these jellyfish big eyes for some reason. Who knows. lol

Ocean Theme  This is the Pinterest we were going for. Can’t nail ‘em all. lol

Ocean Theme  The jelly fish in this mural is actually one from the above pic. It’s just paper bowl inverted, with ribbon glued on the under side. We added eyes. Don’t ask. lol


Ocean Theme  All types of fish are found in the Ocean, even Rainbow Fish! ? You’ll need a class supply of fish patterns, bleeding tissue paper, small cups of water, and paint brushes. You can have the tissue paper precut or have the children rip some into small shapes. The children will lay the tissue paper all over their fish and paint over the whole thing with the water. When the tissue paper is dry, the kids remove the tissue paper to reveal the colors!

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Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Beach Theme, Blog, Ocean Theme |

How To Make A Recycled Jellyfish Sensory Bottle.

How To Make A Recycled Jellyfish Sensory Bottle.

How To Make A Recycled Jellyfish Sensory Bottle

You’ll need:

White plastic bag, plastic bottle, thread or string, scissors, food color, water to fill your bottle, hot glue gun or duct tape. This is posted with child care teachers and children in mind, but this would be fun for kids at home too. We watched this video while we made these. Enjoy!
Start with a white plastic bag.

Preschool Beach Theme Cut into two squares. You’ll have enough to make two jellyfish.

Preschool Beach Theme Jellyfish Work on one square at a time.

Preschool Beach Theme - Recycled Jellyfish Bunch up the center and tie it off with white thread or string.

Preschool Beach Theme Cut strips for tendrils.

Preschool Beach Theme - Recycled Jellyfish Looks like a halloween ghost.

Preschool Beach Theme - Recycled Jellyfish Put it into a clear plastic bottle of your choice.

Preschool Beach Theme - Recycled Jellyfish Add water mixed with blue food color.

Preschool Beach Theme - Recycled Jellyfish Put the lid on tight, many teachers hot glue the lid or use duct tape to keep it shut.

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in August Themes, Beach Theme, Ocean Theme |

Preschool Ocean Theme

Preschool Ocean Theme

Our kids had a great time making these jellyfish for our Preschool Ocean Theme. This little project goes nicely with Preschool Beach Theme – Recycled Jellyfish.

You’ll need:

Light blue crepé paper, crayons, styrofoam bowls, masking tape, green construction paper circles or large googley eyes, curling ribbon, wide grosgrain ribbon, black marker.

Preschool Ocean Theme

Preschool Jellyfish Craft  This is the silly jellyfish our kids made for our classroom mural. I twisted light blue crapé paper across the space to resemble water. You can see the other ocean creatures we made as well.

Preschool Ocean Theme  Here’s a shot of all the jellyfish waiting to go for a swim! In the center is our “pet” jellyfish. First the kids colored the under side of the bowl. Then we just had them attach the eyes and ribbon tentacles with masking tape. We worked in small groups with this video playing on the iPad near our art table.

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