Ocean Life Theme Highlights

We had so much fun during our laid back month-long Ocean Life Theme in July. Here are a few of the things we did:

Robbie loved this sensory bin. I used 1cm gram cubes, blue foam pieces and blue & white pony beads for the "water" and "bubbles". The creatures are from our Safari Ltd. Ocean Life Toob. I also included some chenille stems (pipe cleaners) for waves and a magnifying glass for fun.

See our other sensory bins.

We used a pre-printed Ocean Life calendar I created in Photoshop and simply crossed out the days as they passed. This was a simple idea, but a big hit.

There were many hands-on crafts which provided wonderful opportunities to talk about each creature and its unique characteristics and body parts.

As each project was completed, I placed it on our Ocean Life board (simply a piece of posterboard with some stickers I picked up in the scrapbooking section of a local store). Robbie really liked seeing his crafts displayed.

He played with ocean creatures in the bath tub.

He even got a new whale pencil.

You can find links to many of the things we used (and some I wish we'd used) this past month on my
Ocean Life Theme Pinterest Board.


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  1. Looks like a super fun theme! I love all of your crafts up on the wall together!

  2. It looks like a very successful theme! Love all the crafts and the way you displayed them.

  3. Very cool! There are so many possibilities with this theme. Great job!

  4. Love the paper plate fishies...too cute!

  5. Such creative ideas - thanks for sharing! Are there sugar cubes in the sensory tray?

  6. Great idea about gram cubes in the sensory box. I love your ocean theme poster board!


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