For the last 7 days of school, I handed off the room decorating to the kiddos! They came in each day and created beach crafts to hang on their lockers for morning work. They were thrilled with the opportunity!
Beach Crafts for Kindergarten: Swimmers, Lighthouse, Palm Tree, Sailboat, Pail and Shovel, Sand Castle
Beach Craft Activities: Castle, Palm Tree, Bucket, Lighthouse, Sailboat , Swimmers
Shark Craft for Kindergarten
During morning meeting, we explored the element of the beach they had created. Of course, you can’t do a beach study without sharks, so they made a shark family in the front of the room!
OCean Math and Literacy Center Activities for Kindergarten
Here are a few activities we did, including making fish bowl shapes and writing letters in the sand!
Pool Noodles Stem Activity: Build Boats
To prep for this activity, I picked up some pool noodles at Five Below for $1 each. (I bought 3 noodles, and it seems like a good amount for a STEM station.) Using a sharp kitchen knife, we cut them in approximately 2 inch sections.
To get the kids started, I created a small boat, using toothpicks and 4 noodles as the base with a little flag sticking out of the top. Once the kiddos saw my example, they took off creating! They made cars, boats, Star Wars ships, and even a Mickey Mouse ship. As they created, they popped their boats in the baby pool to see if they would float. They added some of their plastic characters to the boats, too.
Beach Snack: S'mores
On field day, the kids brought beach towels to school, and we took a “family vacation” together! The set up their spots on the sand, and we headed outside for beach games! To wrap up our day, we read books together on our towels and enjoyed s’more cones!
Ocean Books for Kindergarten
Here are our favorite beach titles, which include the following: Hello Ocean, Our Day at the Seashore, There Was An Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell, and Lottie's New Beach Towel. We read the two nonfiction titles early in the week and learn about our five senses at the beach. As we read the old lady books, we review beach elements. Lottie's book is perfect for the day we bring our towels to school!
Last Day of School Activity
On the last day of school, we completed a fish directed drawing together. Then the kiddos painted their papers and some shells. They were “O-FISH-ally” ready for summer!
Beach, Summer, and Ocean Craft Activities for Kindergarten
We offer several beach craft activities for your kindergarten classroom! Here are a few of our favorites!
Summer Craft Activities: Hamburger, Lemonade, Watermelon, Ice Cream, Vacation
Summer Craft Activities for Math, Writing Centers: Sun, Popsicle, Watermelon
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