Explore ocean zones while practicing creative thinking, fine motor skills, and ocean science with your preschoolers and kindergartners. You’re definitely going to want to add this Ocean Zones Collage for Kids to your next ocean preschool theme.
We’re still busy learning about the ocean and this Ocean Zones Collage for Kids is perfect for teaching little learners all about the sunlight zone, the twilight zone, and the midnight zone.
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Have your little learners ever wondered about the Mariana Trench and deep sea creatures? If so, then this ocean zones craft is a great way to explore the question: how deep is the ocean?
Preschoolers love ocean art and this ocean zones for kids activity is no exception. Let your preschool and kindergarten learners explore which animals live in each ocean layer with this ocean zones project.
Ocean Zones Collage
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Background Paper
- Paper Strips
- Green Festoon
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
- What do you see in the photo?
- How will you arrange your paper strips to create ocean zones? (Explain that many ocean plants live at the top layer because the sun provides warmth and light.)
- What plants or animals could you draw in each zone?
- What do you think lives at the bottom of the ocean?
- Did the child describe his ocean scene?
- Did he or she comment on another peer’s art?
- Did he or she comment what his or her plan was?
Little kids love learning about the ocean, saltwater, and of course sea creatures too. So many fascinating natural science topics to dive deeper into! Thematic studies such as this one are perfect for encouraging preschool and kindergarten learners to think critically and creatively.
This ocean collage means lots of opportunities for practicing creative thinking, problem-solving and fine motor skills not to mention tons of play-based learning in the process.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our gardening theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)