Dive into learning this summer with Easy Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plans! Bring the sand, waves, shells, and sunshine into your home or classroom this year with these ocean theme activities for preschool. Adorable sea creatures put a super cute twist on counting, alphabet, and craft activities. These lesson plans will engage your child in fun and educational activities as they bring ocean life learning into your home or classroom.

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher preparing to send your students home for the summer, a year round homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun ocean theme activities to do with your child, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about these ocean theme preschool printables and activities is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

What’s Included In These Preschool Ocean Theme Printable Lesson Plans For Preschoolers:

This ocean themed lesson plan unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as a book list of ocean themed books for preschoolers, song ideas, and suggested concepts for the theme of ocean.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Book suggestions for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the learning activity.

Get the Lesson Plans Here:

A child doing the exploring shells activity from the Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plans.

Reasons You Will Love These Ocean Theme Preschool Activities and Lesson Plans:

Hands On Activities:

From preschool craft ideas for ocean creatures to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy digging to the bottom of the sea in a sensory bin, exploring shells, and creating incredible under the sea artwork, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

The completed ocean watercolor scene activity.

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain science experiments, ocean animal art and craft projects, math activities, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

The beginning sounds game from the A child doing the exploring shells activity from the Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plans.

Since the ocean is such a dynamic preschool lesson plan theme, you can use these plans year round to help teach about ocean life and sea animals.

Sample Ocean Theme Preschool Plans:

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

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Get the Full Ocean Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Set Here:

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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