Today is World Oceans Day!
Play with an ocean themed sensory box, make ocean themed crafts, and watch the movie Oceans.
A craft we made a few years ago that has been a huge hit was our fake aquarium!
We found a fishbowl jar (different candies and other items that are sold in these or pick up a cheap one in the fish aisle of a pet store).
We cut out a piece of paper in the shape of one flat side of the fishbowl and glued it to the back side of the bowl.
You can use decorative stones or shells from the floral department or decorative gravel from the pet store to fill the bottom of the bowl.
Then we placed cardboard strips of “sea grass” in the decorative stones at the bottom. (See further down for a free template download).
We punched out holes in the lid of the bowl and ran string through the holes. We attached our pet fish to the other end of the string.
Two years later, we still have our pet fish that we never have to feed!
Cover your child’s hand with finger paint. Then have them press their hand down on a piece of construction paper. Flip the paper over and glue on google eyes and decorate the “ocean” around your octopus.
Paper Bowl Turtle
Color or paint a paper bowl green. Tear up pieces of green and brown construction paper and glue to the bowl. Then cut out four turtle feet, a tail and head. Glue these pieces to the inside lip of the bowl. Attach google eyes to your turtle’s head.
Download Free World Ocean Day Craft Templates for the Fake Aquarium and Paper Bowl Turtle.