Spring is here, the sun is shining and I’m looking forward to lots of trips to the ocean, our happy place. What’s second best to a trip to the beach? Creative play inspired by the ocean of course!
Bring the ocean into your home, yard or classroom with some of these amazing ocean themed creative play ideas. These ideas will give hours of ocean themed creative and imaginative play, whilst inspiring a love and understanding of the ocean. There’s also some creative play ideas you can do at the beach itself too, which would be my idea of a perfect day!
I hope you find some ocean play inspiration.
Ocean Theme Recipe for Slime – Perfect Slime Recipe by Natural Beach Living
Ocean Themed Science Sensory Nature Table by Natural Beach Living
Ocean Play Dough Invitation By Fun Learning for Kids
Make a Snail and the Whale Ocean Tray by Little Fish
How to Make Mermaid Slime for Under the Sea Theme by Little Bins for Little Hands
Ocean Sensory Bag (A fun quiet time activity for kids!) by The Art Kit
Simple Sea Shell Puppets by Blue Bear Wood
Make a Floating Pirate Ship – out of Recyclables! by Everyday Best
Glittering Mermaid Sensory Bottle by Rhythms of Play
A Mermaid City in the Sand by The Craft Train
Ocean Themed Sensory Bin by Rainy Day Mum
Ocean Small World Play by Rainy Day Mum
Simple Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game by Artsy Craftsy Mom
Ocean Sensory Bin Adventure by Frogs and Fairies
How to Set up a Beach Small World Invitation to Play by Little Worlds
Make a Mini Magnetic Fishing Game to Play and Learn by Little Worlds
How to Create a Magical Under the Sea Pretend Play World by Little Worlds
Create Your Own Ocean in a Jar by Discover Learn Connect
DIY Mermaid Tiara to Make and Wear by Rainy Day Mum
Unique Ocean Small World on a Mirror by School Time Snippets
Rocky Shore Small World with Ocean Play Dough by Buggy and Buddy
How to Make a Mini Mermaid Travel Tin by Little Worlds
Ocean Water Bead Sensory Bin by 3 Dinosaurs
Now I’m excited to get creative and ocean inspired!
Do you have any trips to the ocean planned? What are your favourite ocean creative play activities?
You might also like to read some of our favourite ocean themed books.
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