Holidays & Events > Jun 8 > World Oceans Day | Jun > Zoo & Aquarium Month | Seasons > Summer > Beach | Seashore
Numbers Theme | Sandy Beach |
Preschool Printable Printable Activities
During these activities the children will
observe a sandy beach scene, identify and count seashore creatures and other beach related objects. Three
the seashore creatures featured have themed activities and crafts: the
crab, the sand dollar and starfish. The second activity is to visit a scene to discover and count seashells.
- paper or light blue paper for an instant blue sky background
- coloring tools
- Optional: scissor, glue and one piece of construction paper to frame the scene
Activity 1: Observe and/or print the Sandy Beach | Seashore SceneSkills: counting, identifying seashore objects and creatures, discuss the summer season
- Visit the sandy beach scene and have the children observe and identify as many objects as they can and assist them with those they don't know.
- Ask them how many sand dollars, starfishes, shells, crabs, beach umbrellas, beach ball, lighthouse, etc are in the scene.
- Write down the numbers where the children can see them.
- You may want to ask what do they think the crab is going to do to the boy in the picture (pinch his toes?)
- 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 a sand dollar?, How many legs does the crab have?, etc.
- This is a great opportunity to discuss characteristics of the summer season and things that we can do during the summer.
- Discuss the use of an umbrella to protect us from the sun. Discuss how important it is to use a sunblock product to protect our skin.
- Discuss water safety at the beach, rivers, lagoons and swimming pools.
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.
- Print the coloring page, it can be printed to light blue paper to give it a blue sky background.
- The children can first count and identify the sand dollars, starfishes, and shells, etc.
- Color the scene
- Optional: practice scissor cutting skills by cutting around the thick black frame and then glue unto another colorful piece of construction paper.
Online activity > Identify and count six seashells at the seashore @ meddypemps.com
- Visit the link, and have children click on the six seashells, which may be on the sand or in the sea water.
- Which is not a seashell? The crab.