Ocean | Seashore
Holidays & Events
June 8 > World Oceans Day
June > Zoo and Aquarium
Seasons > Summer
> Beach |
During these activities the children will
observe a sandy beach scene and identify seashore creatures. Three
the seashore creatures featured have themed activities: the
crab, the sand dollar and starfish. They
will also identify other beach scene objects and count them.
Activity 1: Sandy
Beach | Seashore Scene
Skills > Counting, identifying seashore objects and
creatures, discuss the summer season
1. Visit the sandy beach link above and have the
children observe and identify as many objects as they can and assist
them with those they don't know.
2. Ask them how many sand dollars, starfishes, shells, beach
umbrellas, beach ball, lighthouse, crab etc. Write down the numbers where
the children can see them.
3. You may want to ask what do they think the crab is going to do to
the boy in the picture (pinch his toes?)
4. Ask the children a few simple questions about the starfish and sand
dollar. How many arms/legs does the starfish have? Where
is the mouth of the sand dollar?, etc.
5. This a great opportunity to discuss characteristics of the
summer season and things that we can do during the summer.
The summer is usually hot, sunny, people go to the beach, swimming
pools, camping, etc. What kind of things we like to eat and wear,
during the summer season.
Activity #1 Part 2: Sandy
Beach Scene Coloring Page Activity:
A similar sandy beach scene, with less objects is available in
coloring page format to print and conduct a similar activity offline.
The children can first count and identify the sand dollars, starfishes
etc. then color the scene, and practice scissor cutting skills by
cutting around the thick black frame and then glue unto another
colorful piece of construction paper.
Print or view this
Scene cooloring age activity
*something color with
*One piece of construction paper to frame the scene
*glue or glue stick