With two thirds of the Earth surface covered by Oceans, it would
only seem reasonable that a lot of the Earth’s most interesting
things lie within it.  Octopus, Whales, Dolphins, Fish, Seahorses
and Sharks, just to name a few.  So dive in!

 

Related theme:  Beach

 

Theme Resources:

[child-pages]

 

Field Trips & special activities:

  • Visit your local aquarium
  • Take a field trip to a large pet store to look at all the exotic fish
  • If you’re lucky enough to live on a coastal town, take a field trip to the ocean.

 

 

Classroom decoration ideas

  • Decorate your classroom like an underwater oceans-scape by hanging blue streamers and pictures of laminated fish from the ceiling.

 

 

Theme-related books:

  • Rainbow Fish

 

 

Theme words:

Here are some spelling or vocabulary words to use throughout this theme:

 

  • Aquatic: Of living in the water
  • Crab
  • Crustacean: A creature that has no skeleton but only a hardened outer shell.
  • Deep
  • Depth
  • Dolphin
  • Fish
  • Jelly Fish
  • Lobster
  • Octopus
  • Sea
  • Sea Horse
  • Shark
  • Shrimp
  • Starfish
  • Stingray
  • Trench
  • Tuna
  • Water
  • Waves
  • Whale

 

 

Teaching Kids About the Ocean

The following subjects from our teacher’s encyclopedia will give you some fun and educational talking points and additional lessons to do with your kids:

 

 

Silly ocean-related jokes that little kids might like:

  1. Did you hear about the mermaid and the fisherman? They met on-line.
  2. Why can’t jellyfish tell lies? Because you can see right through them.
  3. Why don’t jellyfish amount to anything? Because they drift through life without any direction.
  4. Why don’t jelly-fish watch scary movies? Because they don’t have any guts.
  5.  What is a sea turtle’s favorite sandwich? Peanut butter & jellyfish.