Ocean Preschool Centers

Ocean Preschool Centers

Let’s dive right into it and take a sneak peek at what’s included in my Ocean Preschool Centers packet. But first, let me say this: I apologize for the terrible colors in some of these photos; I had such bad lighting and I rushed with the editing so I could publish this for you all today. So please keep in mind that the actual colors are much nicer than what’s showing up here 😉

PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Ocean Preschool Centers packet, please click here!

First up, an octopus fine motor practice mat to help strengthen those little finger muscles. I used buttons, but you can use pom-poms, gems, beads, beans or any other small objects that will fit inside the circles.

(Click the picture below to get the activity.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers Octopus fine motor practice
The next activity is an oyster and pearls beginning sounds match. The aim of this activity is for children to match the lower case letter and beginning sound picture on the pearls to the oyster that displays the matching upper case letter. If some of your kiddos aren’t working on beginning sounds just yet, you can ask them to only match the lower case letter to the upper case letter.

(Click the picture below to get letters A-F.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers oyster and pearl alphabet and beginning sounds matching activity

Next up, I included some syllable practice cards. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables in each picture and represent their findings by covering the corresponding number on the card. I used shells to show my answers.

(Click the picture below to get some cards.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers syllable cards

Then, there is a school of fish word family sorting activity.

(Click the picture below to get the AG word family.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers school of fish word family sorting activity

Even though word families are basically rhyming words, I I also included some harder rhymes; that is, rhymes that are not necessarily CVC/CCVC words.

(Click the picture below to get the pictured cards.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers rhyming activity

For sight words, I made up a cute crab and pincers matching activity. I glued small pegs to the back of each pincer and voila!

(Click the picture below to get some cards.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers sight word crabs

I also included an octopus and tentacles color matching activity. I glued the tentacles onto some small pegs and clipped them on to the matching octopus.

(Click the picture below to get the pictured colors.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers match the colored tentacles to the correct octopus

Next up is an ocean and desert creatures sorting. Kiddos need to simply sort the pictures of the creatures to either the desert or ocean scene.

Ocean Preschool Centers animal habitat sorting activity

Then there are some “What doesn’t belong?” cards.

Ocean Preschool Centers What Doesn't Belong? cards

As well as some “Which picture is different?” cards.

Ocean Preschool Centers Which Picture is Different? cards
Then I included some ocean creatures shadow matching cards.

(Click the picture below to get the pictured cards.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers shadow matching cards
I added in some 4-part sequencing cards to show the life cycle of a sea turtle.

Ocean Preschool Centers life cycle of a sea turtle

Next, is an ocean creatures size sorting activity.

Ocean Preschool Centers sorting sea creatures by size

Moving on to numbers, I included a sea turtle number representations activity.

(Click the picture below to get numbers 1-5.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers turtle numbers

I included a 2D shape activity where kiddos have to sort the fish to correct fish bowl.

(Click the picture below to get the pictured shapes.)
FREE Ocean Preschool Centers sort the 2d shaped fish to the correct fishbowl

A jellyfish tentacles counting activity for numbers 1-11.

(Click the picture below to get numbers 1-6.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers counting jellyfish tentacles

And, I finished the packet with some jellyfish, seahorse, whale patterns (AB, AAB, ABB).

(Click the picture below to get the pictured set of cards.)

FREE Ocean Preschool Centers clip the correct picture to complete the pattern

If you liked the samples included in this post and would like to purchased the complete packet, you may do so by clicking the picture below.

Since it’s taken me so long to find the time to prep the activities and write this post, I have also managed to finished my Summer Preschool Centers packet. I aim to give you guys a sneak peek at the contents of that packet too, but I can’t say when that will be! You can view some sample pages which are available on TpT when you download the preview.

Well, that’s it from me for now!

Happy Teaching 🙂

33 thoughts on “Ocean Preschool Centers”

  1. glenda schekman

    Hi Lavinia, Once again you have made some wonderful pre-school resources – you are my first go to source.

    Thank you so much.

    Kind regards, Glenda

  2. This is the first time I have found your page, and Inam in love! You did a wonderful job with this theme and I can’t wait to go find some more!

  3. Monica Nilsson

    I like your activities a lot. I understand that making this must have taken a long time.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing a sample. I teach a life skills classroom and with so many different levels, there is never enough time to create everything they need. Lori

  5. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE FREEBIES!!!! Love them all so much!! Can’t thank you enough! My pre-schoolers will enjoy some of these beautifully designed activities!!

  6. Elisabeth A Kachline

    Your items are absolutely wonderful for my Kinders that still need to learning of preschool as they are not ready for the challenges of Kindergarten. Thanks so much!

  7. I came across your site by happy accident. I downloaded the fish shapes PDF and I use the little characters in my online lessons. It is a life saver! ^_^ You have so many awesome things on your TPT site. If you don’t mind, I will also follow you there as well. Happy Teaching.

  8. Hello your resources are fabulous! Do you have an extension of the 2d fish sorting game i.e using other shapes – pentagon, hexagon etc?

  9. You are a lifesaver! Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful resources! <3 My kiddos love them!

  10. Lots of creative ideas but mostly time-saving, relevant and free!

    Thank you for your hard work to help others get better at helping the little ones get better.

  11. So cute and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much!
    I can’t get the oyster and pearl to open. Would you mind sharing the link?

  12. Thank you so much such a great resources of ocean theme.so creative and thanks a lot for sharing!!😍

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