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Chubbie Cubbie's Ocean Activities

Activity name:
Starfish Art


Materials needed:

Piece of white construction paper
Starfish in different sizes
Paint (any color you'd like)
Paper plates
Newspaper (optional)

Preparation:
Put some paint onto the paper plates...one color to a plate.  You may wish to cover your work surface with newspaper.

Carrying out the activity:
Have the children dip a starfish into one of the colors of paint.  Have them press the starfish gently onto their paper as if they were using a rubberstamp.  Have them repeat until they are happy with the number of starfish on their paper.  You may wish to encourage them to use multiple colors.


Activity name:
Paper Plate Fish

Materials needed:
White non-coated paper plates (any size)
Crayons, markers, colored pencils, and/or paint
Scissors
Glue
Wiggle eyes (optional)

Preparation:
Draw a triangle shape on the edge of a paper plate.

Carrying out the activity:
Have the children cut out the triangle shape (assist where necessary). Have the children glue the triangle on the other side of the plate opposite the cutout. The cutout section represents the mouth and the attached triangle shape represents the tail. When glue has dried, have the children draw on an eye (or glue on a wiggly eye). Have the children paint or color their fish.


Activity name:
Sand Art - Activity 1

Materials needed:
Construction paper
White glue
White or colored sand

Preparation:
None

Carrying out the activity:
Squeeze glue onto construction paper making any pattern desired. Sprinkle white or colored sand onto the glue. Allow to dry.

Activity name:
Sand Art - Activity 2

Materials needed:
Construction paper
White glue
White or colored sand
Cookie cutters

Preparation:
None

Carrying out the activity:
Dip cookie cutters into glue and press cookie cutter onto construction paper. Sprinkle with white or colored sand. Allow to dry.


Activity name:
Throw Back the Fish Game

Materials needed:
Large cardboard box
Blue markers or paint
Scissors
Bean bags

Preparation:
Cut a large hole in the side of a big box (be sure the box opening is on the bottom. Draw or paint waves on the entire box to represent the water.

Carrying out the activity:
Give the children bean bags, and tell them to pretend they are fish. Tell the children that all the fish are too small to keep so they must throw them back into the water. Have the children toss the bean bags into the hole in the box. To play again, lift up the box and pick-up the fish.

 

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