Print off beach pictures from clip art or the internet.
Encourage the children to add stickers or glue pictures to the beach pictures.
Jelly Fish Math
What you need: Glue, paper plates, markers/paint, and googly eyes.
Have the children assemble and color their jellyfish. Then draw numbers on each tentacle. Have them match googly eyes to the numbers on the tentacles.
Water Color Sea Creatures
Print out a picture of a starfish, octopus, whale, etc.
Lay the picture on a white piece of paper. Have the kids use water colors over the top of the picture, then peel the paper up to reveal their sea creature!
Paper Plate Beach Ball
Draw lines onto paper plates using a permanent marker to match a beach ball. Allow the children to use paint or markers to finish their very own paper plate beach ball.
Sensory Play Fish
This is a very easy sensory play project. All you need to do is paint the children's hands and have them press their hands on paper. let them use their hands in the paint to fill in gaps, then add googly eyes and a smile!
Sensory Sand Project
This is a good sensory play project. Use glue to outline the letter "B." Have the children use there fingers to trace and flatten the letter, then have them pour sand over the glue. Shake the sand off to reveal your letter.
This Crafty Crab, is an easy project that can be adapted for all ages. A paper plate folded in half with construction paper claws. Children can decorate the crab, here we used water colors and googly eyes. For younger children you can tell a story about a crab, or have them tell you a story. For older children do not attach the sides of the paper plate so that it can be opened and laid flat, have them include facts about crabs or a story on the inside of the crab. This activity combines both art and literacy.
Beach and Sea