Free Printable Ocean Drawing
Practice fine motor skills with your little learners while having fun with these Free Printable Ocean Drawing activities. These engaging and hands-on drawing for kids printables are perfect for your next ocean preschool theme. Get yours today!
Summer is here and that means beach vacations for many families. If you’re planning a trip to the ocean this summer, don’t miss all the fun ocean learning activities available here on the blog. For example, these ocean animal directed drawing pages are perfect for keeping kids busy on long car rides to the beach.
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Planning a preschool unit all about the ocean for your little learners? Don’t miss the opportunity to encourage creativity and build fine motor skills with directed drawing pages. It’s an easy activity that’s filled with learning fun for kids!
Keep reading to get my ocean animal directed drawing pages. Plus, check out some of our favorite learning resources and printables available here at the blog too.
Why Directed Drawing?
Incorporating directed drawing activities into your preschool lesson plans is an easy way to encourage lots of learning fun this summer. Directed drawing isn’t just fun, it’s great for encouraging fine motor skills too.
Your little learners can practice holding their pencils properly and building a strong pencil grip as they draw these ocean animals. Plus, they’ll get step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. This makes drawing fun and easy rather than intimidating for reluctant artists.
Ocean Animal Directed Drawing Bundle
There are 6 different ocean animals your little learns can explore and draw included in these ocean animal directed drawing pages. Check out what’s included:
- Sea Turtle
Here are some interesting facts you can share with your little learners as they draw their own ocean animals this summer:
- The bottlenose dolphin only shuts down half of its brain while sleeping. The other half of the brain stays awake at a low level of alertness. This allows him to watch for predators, obstacles, and other animals.
- Most fish don’t have eyelids and they don’t really need them. Since they live in water, their eyes stay moist all the time and don’t dry out.
- Seahorses like to swim together in pairs by linking their tails.
- Scientists believe some jellyfish are immortal. This is because they can regenerate when their bodies are damaged or diseased.
- An octopus has 3 hearts. One heart circulates blood around the body, while the other two power the gills, to get oxygen.
- Sea turtles can’t retract into their shells like turtles that live on land.
Exciting Ocean Resources
I’d love to share some of our favorite ocean learning resources with you. These resources are a great way to add extra learning fun to an ocean unit study or preschool theme this summer.
Ocean Explorer Box
If you’re planning an ocean unit study or preschool theme this summer, don’t miss this subscription box from Little Passports. It’s filled with cute activities and resources. Your preschoolers can use the Ocean Explorer Box to build a submarine and their own coral reef too.
Safari Ocean Toob
I just love the TOOBs from Safari LTD. They make hands-on exploration easy for little learners. Plus, they’re perfect for sensory bins too. Check out the Safari LTD Ocean TOOB* to explore sea lions, penguins, sharks, and more with your kids this summer.
If you haven’t checked out Julia Rothman’s anatomy book series yet, you are missing out! I love these colorful compendiums! Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the World Under the Sea* is the perfect addition to any ocean lessons you’ve got planned this summer.
Ocean Printables and Activities
Don’t miss even more ocean activities and ocean printables to share with your little learners this summer:
Ocean Salt Painting for Kids
Ocean Zones Collage
Ocean Ten Frame Clip Cards
Are you as excited about your ocean preschool theme this summer as I am? I can’t wait to hear about all the great activities and read-aloud books you have planned! Share your favorites with me in the comments so we can explore and learn about the ocean together this summer.
There are six ocean printables included with this Ocean Drawing printable set.
Get your free printable Ocean Drawing worksheets today!
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.
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Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bubbles, Boats, & Floats preschool theme!