It seems kind of strange posting about an ocean theme when it's raining, cold, and fall-like outside, but better late than never!
Here are some of the crafts, games and activities we did together!
We made fish and sailboat cut-out cookies! The boys helped and it was very messy, but very fun!
Here's Oliver rolling out the dough.
Here are our cookies coming out of the oven! We used a new recipe and it turned out great! It will be a great one for Christmas cookies!
We read the book "Somewhere in the Ocean" by Jennifer Ward and T.J. Marsh. It's a counting book set to the tune of 'Over in the Meadow.' And what ocean theme doesn't have some type of fishing activity?! Here are the boys fishing in our blow up pool. I used play golf clubs with magnets attached to string for the poles, and I made fish from some old greeting cards. Each fish had a number on it, so they were fishing for fish and numbers! The magnets weren't working so great, so we used the skimming net, too!
Oliver seemed to think splashing with his golf club was more fun than fishing!
Getting the boys to pose for a picture and to look at the camera the same time is a challenge!
We also read an ocean alphabet book, and I was lucky enough to find this alphabet fishing game at my neighbor's 'VIPs Only Garage Sale (she was cleaning out some of her school items and let me shop!).
The boys fished for letters and then they matched them to the correct letters on the game boards.
Here's Elliott catching a fish!
Here are a couple of pics of the boys decorating coloring pages with 'Do A Dot' paint. What fun!
Next you'll find a few more crafts.
Elliott's is yellow, Oliver's is purple. Jelly fish don't really have eyes, but we added one for fun.
We stuffed pieces of paper into a baggie, taped it and added eyes.
Elliott's Ocean Picture
He painted the water with diluted blue paint, the sand with a sponge, and the fish with 'Do A Dot' paint. The crab is made from his hand prints and a little help from me for the mouth and claws. I'm thinking about finding a frame for this and hanging it in his ocean room!
We had a so much fun doing all of these ocean activities! I sure hope we can make a trip to the ocean next time!
Check out our Jonah and the Whale activities!