Sea Turtle Activity for Kids

This Sea Turtle Sensory Activity for Kids is perfect for teaching your preschoolers and kindergartners all about the sea turtle life cycle. Explore sea turtles in a fun and unique way with this quick and easy sea turtle activity for little kids! You’re definitely going to want to add this awesome sensory bin to your next ocean preschool theme! 

collage of sea turtle activity images with text: Sea Turtle Sensory Activity for PreschoolersThe kiddos and I are having a blast with our ocean thematic study. We’re learning all about Large Sea Creatures this week and of course, we can’t forget about sea turtles. This Sea Turtle Activity for Kids was a wonderful addition to our sea turtle life cycle lesson plans.

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I seriously can’t believe how much the little guy and baby girl enjoyed this turtle hatch sensory bin. They had so much fun “hatching” the baby sea turtles and moving them to the “ocean.” 

child scooping rock from water bin
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Sea turtle activities for preschoolers are a great way to teach little learners all about these fascinating ocean animals. After all, sea turtles really are amazing creatures!

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This quick and easy sensory bin is perfect for all ages! Toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergartners will have lots of fun exploring this engaging and hands-on activity! 

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Sea turtles are members of the reptile family. They lay their eggs in the sand. Sea turtles have a large shell on their back to help protect them. They are great swimmers and can swim far distances. 

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Keep reading to put together an amazing sensory experience for your preschool, kindergarten, and even first-grade learners today! 

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Sea Turtle Sensory Activity for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Container of Sand
  • Container of Water
  • Hand Strainer or Scoop
  • Rocks

Here’s how to do it

  • Encourage the child to “hatch” the sea turtles (dig in the sand to find the rocks) and help to move them to the “ocean” (water). 
  • Once all the sea turtles are in the ocean, scoop them out of the water and bury them back in the sand to play again. 

child scooping rock from bin of sand and water for sea turtle sensory activity
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I’m always amazed by how much the kiddos enjoy the sensory activities we do as part of our monthly thematic studies and this sea turtle activity for kids was definitely no exception! 

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Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our ocean theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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