Free Ocean Matching Pack

We got new books today! That’s like Christmas at my house…lol! Every time the UPS truck pulls up my girls start jumping and shouting wondering what books I’ve gotten for them. (Serious letdown for them when it’s our monthly Amazon delivery…) Today we were adding to our easy reader collection. One of my favorite books of the day (so hard to choose) is the “Under the Sea” from the Usborne Beginners Collection. I created this super cute free ocean matching pack to go along with the book.

This free ocean matching pack is a fun activity to go along with an ocean theme!

If you have not yet been introduced the the Usborne Beginners series, “Under the Sea” is a great place to start. The content and wording is perfect for 1st graders. It is an L1 Accelerated Reader. Short sentences and simple text make it easy to read, while “hard” words such as tentacles will challenge beginning readers.

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The book covers many of the favorite topics of early elementary students and has some facts that even I hadn’t heard before such as the information about the “upside-down jellyfish” mentioned in the picture above.

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Materials needed for the FREE Ocean Matching Pack:

Paper

Laminating pouches

2 Brads (paper fasteners)

2 Small paper clips

Dry-erase crayon

Game markers (we used mini-erasers)

Scissors (or other pointy object to make a hole)

What’s included in the Ocean Matching Pack?

Spin & Cover Game

To prep: Print and laminate the Spin & Cover Game. Use the scissors to gently poke a hole at the center of the spinner. Place the paper clip on the brad and slip the brad into the hole that you created. Open the backing of the brad and tape the “legs” of the brad to the back of the game board to secure it.

To play: Spin the spinner. Cover a picture that matches the animal that the paper clip landed on. You can play with two players using two colors of game markers or you can just play with one player.

Spin & Graph Game

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To prep: Print and laminate the Spin & Cover Game. Use the scissors to gently poke a hole at the center of the spinner. Place the paper clip on the brad and slip the brad into the hole that you created. Open the backing of the brad and tape the “legs” of the brad to the back of the game board to secure it.

To play: Spin the spinner. Color one box on the graph to show which picture the paper clip landed on. Continue spinning until one of the graph lines reaches the top. Then, fill in the blanks with the correct number to show how many times each animal was spun.

Memory Game

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To Prep: Print on the white side of scrapbook paper and laminate. The scrapbook paper makes it so that the kids can’t see through the cards to cheat. Cut out the cards.

To Play: Place the cards face-down on the table. The first player turns over two cards to find a match. If a match is found they try again, if a match is not found it’s the next player’s turn. Winner has the most matches at the end of the game.

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You can find “Under the Sea” and the other Usborne Beginning Readers here.

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Check out these other fun Ocean books & Activities:

Treasure Island Hunt with Line Upon Line Learning

Create a shark with Kathy’s Cluttered Mind

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    1. I always get them from the Target Dollar Spot, but they are seasonal so you have to grab them when you see them. Otherwise, Oriental Trading Company has a bunch or you could try Ebay.

  1. This looks like a fun printable pack! I have an ocean book post coming up next week, and I’ll be linking back here. 🙂 The book looks great too! I’m always tempted to join Usborne just to get the books! Then I remind myself I’m too busy already. 😉 Stopping by from the Mom2Mom linkup.