These Ocean Coloring Pages are the perfect addition to your preschool ocean unit study or any lesson about ocean animals. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these awesome free printables!
My little guy loves learning about the ocean! I think it’s the mystery of the deep blue that makes fish seem so exciting. If you’re on an adventure to learn all about the magical creatures of the deep with your little one, you’re definitely going to want to include these fun new Ocean Coloring Pages.
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These wonderful ocean scenes are a great way to practice early learning skills with toddlers and preschoolers. They also make a fun addition to an ocean animal unit study.
Why does coloring matter?
Coloring is an easy way for young learners to practice important early skills while having fun. Here are just a few of the things your little one can learn while coloring these adorable ocean pages.
- Early pre-writing & handwriting skills
- How to Focus and pay attention to details
As they practice gripping the crayon or colored pencils, they will be developing strong finger muscles and proper pencil grip for better handwriting. When they color using straight and curvy lines, preschoolers are actually practicing the motions needed for writing most of the letters in the alphabet.
While they focus on these fun ocean scenes and attend to each detail of sea life on the page, preschoolers are learning to focus their attention and concentrate while they complete a task.
Ocean Themed Learning Activities
Want to add more learning fun to your ocean themed unit study? If you’re ready to expand your learning and try more fun ocean activities, you should definitely check out some of my fun ocean themed alphabet activities for practicing early letter recognition and phonemic awareness.
Looking for some STEM activities or sensory fun? Your toddlers and preschoolers might like to make a beach themed sensory bin or test out a coral reef investigation station. That way preschoolers can explore the ocean right in the classroom! Keep scrolling for more ocean themed ideas to go with your ocean coloring pages.
Ocean Stories to Read Together
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of reading aloud to my children. Is there anything better than snuggling up together with a good book? Here are some of our favorite ocean themed picture books.
- Swimmy* by Leo Lionni. We love this book not only for the beautiful art, but also for the descriptions of different ocean animals. Have you ever heard a jellyfish described as a “colorful medusa?” What about calling a lobster a “water moving machine?”
- The Rainbow Fish* by Marcus Pfister. This classic picture book has a fantastic message about sharing that’s easy for children to comprehend. It’s a great way to help young children learn about empathy and caring for others.
- The Big Book of the Blue* by Yuval Zommer. This is one of my son’s favorites! This picture book encyclopedia of ocean animals divides animals into categories that make sense to little ones like “gills and flippers.” It’s filled with easy to understand facts about the animals under the sea and beautiful ocean scenes perfect for igniting your little ones imagination!
These are stories I hope your little ones enjoy as much as we do. I want to hear all about your ocean themed fun in the comments too.
Free Printable Ocean Coloring Pages
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these free printable ocean coloring pages with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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