I know you know that I love printables! But sometimes, an activity comes to mind that I don’t want to take the time to create a printable for or that I already have in printable format, but want the experience to be different for my daughter. That is exactly what inspired these DIY Ocean Clip Cards for Counting. We already have an awesome set of counting and matching ocean clips cards from our Ocean Mega Pack, but since Shiloh needs lots of practice counting and improving fine motor skills creating these ocean clip cards with the cute stickers we had was a great alternative!
To prep: Cut the blue card stock into six pieces by cutting in half the long way and then in thirds across.
Draw a grid on the bottom portion of the card. Depending on the skill level of your child, you can make two, three or four boxes. I choose three for this set.
Use one box to write the correct answer and any remaining boxes to write other number options.
You can choose sequential numbers, numbers with similar shapes such as 5/2, 7/1, 9/6, 8/0. Each option focuses on a slightly different skill.
Shiloh isn’t ready for making number choices yet, so after pointing and counting on the finished cards, we point out the matching number.
Our Favorite Ocean Theme Books:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
Hello, World! Ocean LifeOver in the Ocean: In a Coral ReefInky the Octopus: The Official Story of One Brave Octopus’ Daring Escape (Includes Marine Biology Facts for Fun Early Learning!)The Ocean (Touch and Explore) (Touch and Explore, 1)Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist (Women in Science Books, Marine Biology for Kids, Shark Gifts)Oceans: Dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more!I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean!Not Quite NarwhalOn Kiki’s Reef
Planning for an Ocean Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!
We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your OCEAN THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:
More Ocean Learning Activities!
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Color Word Clip Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Ocean Sensory Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Salt Water Experiment | Ocean Science for Kids // Science Kiddo
Diving Fish Science Experiment // Schooling a Monkey
Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Five Little Fishies Song and Counting Printables // Stay at Home Educator
Ocean I Spy Printable // Powerful Mothering
Color Matching Fish Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Ocean Sensory Bin // Play & Learn Everyday