Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of sea creatures with your little ones? Our sea creatures for kids activity pack for toddlers, preschoolers and early years is the perfect way to explore the wonders of the ocean while strengthening counting and matching skills.
Your little ones will have a blast matching the cards, tracing and identifying the different creatures in our sea-themed writing game. From friendly dolphins to fearsome sharks, this activity pack is filled with fun and engaging activities that will keep your kids entertained while teaching them about the importance of marine life. Let’s explore the depths of the ocean together!
What is included within the sea creature for kids activity pack
This pack includes 11 pages of fun for the kids all about ocean creatures. We have split it into a few different activities to help keep the kids or the classroom entertained for a little longer:
- 8 puzzle cards,
- 8 writing / tracing cards,
- 12 counting matching cards, and finally
- A sheet of tracing to match the animal to their foods.
These puzzle cards have four pieces and feature 8 awesome animals from the ocean that the kids are bound to recognise:
- Angel fish
- Whale, and
- Tiger fish.
Encourage the children to mix all of the different cards together if you want to make it that little bit harder for the older ones. Keep them in sets for those that are a little younger, so they don’t find it impossible! 😂.
Use the cards as an opportunity to give the kids a few facts about the animals on the cards too:
Sea creatures for kids facts to help with your cards
Here is a little help for you on the sea creatures for kids facts to extend the learning from the puzzle cards:
- Octopuses are intelligent creatures. They can solve puzzles and learn how to navigate through mazes.
- Turtles are known for their long lifespan. Some species of turtles have been recorded to live for over 100 years.
- Whales are the largest mammals in the world. The blue whale can grow up to 100 feet long and can weigh more than 200 tons.
- Seals are marine mammals that are able to live both on land and in water. They have a thick layer of fat called blubber that helps to keep them warm in cold environments.
- Starfish are not actually fish. They are invertebrates and have the ability to regenerate lost limbs.
- Crabs come in all shapes and sizes. Some crabs, such as coconut crabs, are known for their strength and the ability to crack open coconuts with their powerful claws.
- Angel fish are typically found in coral reefs and are known for their bright, vibrant colors. They form monogamous relationships with their mates and can live for up to 10 years in captivity.
- Tiger fish are known for their razor-sharp teeth and are some of the most ferocious predators in freshwater environments. They have a streamlined body shape that allows them to swim at high speeds.
Our next set of eight cards are tracing flash cards for the kids, with another 8 animals on them:
- Octopus, and
- Starfish, and
Additional facts for the writing cards in your sea creatures pack
Here are some more facts about the creatures above that we haven’t covered already!
- Dolphins: These animals use echolocation to find their way around and communicate with one another. They are known to be one of the most intelligent animals on the planet, and have the ability to recognize themselves in mirrors.
- Squids: They have three hearts and blue blood, and they use jet propulsion to swim through the water, and can change colors to match their surroundings.
- Sea Lions: Not only are they awesome, but they are also are excellent swimmers and can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes. They are social animals and live in large colonies, called rookeries, on the beach.
- Stingrays: Stingrays have flattened bodies and live on the ocean floor. They have specialized cells on their tails, called stingers, that they use for defense against predators or humans who accidentally step on them
We have 12 counting cards for you with loads of cool sea creatures on them for kids, everything from turtles to sea urchins:
- Clown fish
- More whales,
- Hammerhead sharks,
- Turtles, and
- Sea urchins.
All you need to do is get the kids to match up the numbers to their respective words, and get counting too!
- Flounders: These are flatfish with both eyes on one side of their head. They can change colors to blend in with their surroundings, which helps them to hide from predators.
- Jellyfish: These funny creatures have been around for over 500 million years, even before dinosaurs! They don’t have brains, but they have a nervous system which allows them to react to their surroundings.
- Seahorses: Male seahorses carry the eggs in their pouches and give birth to their young. They can move their eyes independently, which helps them to keep a lookout for food and predators.
- Clown fish: Clown fish live in sea anemones, and are immune to their stinging cells. They can change their sex depending on the needs of their group – if the dominant female dies, the male will change into a female.
- Hammerhead sharks: Their unique head shape, with eyes on the sides, gives them 360-degree vision. They can sense electrical fields in the water, which helps them to locate prey.
- Sea urchins: Sea urchins have tiny tube feet on their underside, which help them to move and grip surfaces. They have a hard, spiny shell which protects them from predators and the elements.
Phew – there are all the facts you need for your fabulous activity pack, and to extend the learning a little within it.
Food tracing sheet
Our last sheet is a bit of fun, and learning all at the same time. Get the animal to the things that they eat just by tracing them towards their food!
We really hope that you like all these amazing sheets, and you will download them all! To do so, just click on the image or the button below:
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