Teaching Gentle Hands Before Our Visit!
Feel free to printout this PDF to help teach your children about using gentle hands.
Not only is it important to be gentle with the ocean friends that we bring to visit you, but we should teach children to always be gentle and kind to all animals.
Rainbow Fish Painting!
A colourful way to brighten up your classroom, or to decorate whilst reading The Rainbow Fish!
Even the youngest artists can achieve this one!
Classroom Decorating Ideas!
A simple but effective under the sea decorations, using streamers and a few paper plate animals!
Paper Mermaid Dolls
These could also work well with paper cupcake cases!
And would look lovely all strung up across the room!
Follow this link for full instructions:
Under the Sea Bags
Materials: Ziploc bags, fish stickers, water, blue food coloring, glitter and eye droppers.
- Mix some water with the blue food colouring, invite the children to use the eye droppers to put a small amount of water inside of some ziploc bags.
- Add some glitter, and very carefully push all the air out of the bag then close it.
- Children can then stick fish stickers inside or outside of the bag to create an oceanic underwater scene.
Egg Carton Sea Creatures!
Materials: Washable non-toxic paint, paint brush, cardboard egg cartons, glitter, pipecleaners, googly eyes, marker pen, scissors.
-Separate egg carton into compartments according to which animal you are making.
-Paint egg cartons (a sprinkle of glitter on the wet paint will add a magical touch to these adorable creations!)
-When dry, add eyes, draw on facial features or add legs using pipe cleaners.
Materials: Paper plates, scissors, coloured tissue paper, glue, google eyes, paint, paint brush, stapler, glitter (optional)
-Paint the plate if desired
-Cut a triangle out of the paper plate and staple it to the plate to make the tail (see picture).
-Decorate by sticking coloured tissue paper all over plate. Some extra glue and a sprinkle of glitter make for some sparkly fish!
-Add googly eyes.
Get creative and make a sea turtle by adding green flippers and a head with googly eyes.
Easy Sea Stars!
Materials: Coloured cardboard, glitter, glue, pasta / cheerios, scissors
- Cut out star shapes from cardboard
- Cover star shape in glue
- Add glitter and pasta / cheerios to create sucker feet
Handprint Sea Animals!
Materials: Paper / canvas, non-toxic washable paints, google eyes, marker pen, paint brush, little hands!
- Paint a watery background background and allow to dry (add seaweed or bubbles for extra detail!)
- Paint the little hand and carefully place a handprint on your paper, allow to dry
- Add google eyes and use a marker pen to add other facial features
-*Try making other marine animals such as jellyfish and crabs (use 2 hands)!
Make a mural for your classroom wall with the whole class! A seascape with handprint fish, jellyfish and crabs!
Paper Plate Sea Horse
paper plates (painted)
shiny sequins / decorations
- Cut out seahorse shape from your painted paper plate using this picture as a guideline. (you should get 2 from 1 plate)
- Draw around edges with marker, adding details such as tail, eye and mouth.
- Stick on shiny decorations to make your sea horse beautiful!
- Stick them on your walls for an ocean themed classroom, or make a mobile with other decorations made from the left over paper plate such as seashells, seaweed and bubbles.
A great way to introduce marine life to little ones. Download some great colouring fun! Hang them in your classroom to create a colourful ocean theme before we visit!
Draw your own ocean animals on this great ocean background!
Giant Octopus Wall Hanging
Giant Shark Wall Hanging
Giant Penguin Wall Hanging
Giant Whale Wall Hanging