Kids Nautical Crafts

Collection by RitchWrites

Many ideas, including books, links, activities, crafts, math, alphabet....

Ocean Alive at The Virtual Vine

ocean unit/books to read

Crayon Bits - a first grade blog

I couldn't get a very good picture of these constellations we did a couple of weeks ago, but thought I'd share this "oldie but a goodie" idea anyway because the kids absolutely love making these! After a study of the sun and stars, I gave the kids half sheets of black paper. They drew a design on them with white crayon or colored pencil and also wrote their initials. Then, I gave each of them a push pin and they poked holes along their designs and initials. We hung them on the ceiling lights…

Sand Castles

Sand Castle

Kids will enjoy the simple pleasures of making an easy Sand Castle at the beach. Not all crafts are made of paper and glue and this one lets kids enjoy crafts and the outdoors at

Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish

Under the Sea

Under the Sea | Quiet Book Pattern, Busy Book Pattern, Travel Toys, Toddlers

Toddlers sit perfectly still while waiting. No they don’t! No toddler sits still EVER. At least not without something to keep them busy. That’s why the quiet book was invented – to keep the squirmies at bay. But if the squirmiest age is toddlerhood, why do most quiet books have buttons they can choke on, and activities their little hands can’t possibly do? That’s why we created “Under the Sea.” Why is “Under the Sea” so great for toddlers? *It has bright colors and fun rhymes that teach…

Sea animal crafts

Sea Animal Crafts & Activities - No Time For Flash Cards

As our archive of kids crafts and art project ideas continues to grow I like to take a day each week (or so) to do a round up. They help you find what you need fast! Here are 15 sea animal crafts and activities for you to try with your kids. Paper Bag Octopus Bubble […]

Handprint fishbowl

H for Hand - Walking by the Way

If you are new to Read to Me & ABC, please start here. Read to Me Our book of the week was Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins. Alphabet Art- Horrible Hairy H! Supplies H Pattern Glue Fur (I found this at Hobby Lobby); cut into three strips to fit the H. Let your student figure out which piece …

paper plate whale

Bible Crafts and Activities for Kids, Jonah and the Whale Crafts

Jonah and the Whale crafts and activities for kids

Handprint octopus

Fingerprint Art –

killer whale craft

Killer Whales

Killer Whales, or Orcas, are found in oceans all around the world, but the majority of them are in the icy oceans near the Arctic and Antarctic. That's why I decided to teach about them during my Polar Animal week. To make these adorable orcas, I cut out a circle from black paper, then cut off a little curved part from the bottom. If you cut that curved part in half, you have flippers. Then I cut the same size circle from white paper and cut it in half. I also made a dorsal fin with a fat…

From Teacher Tom. Flax seed is the king of sensory materials. The tiny, smooth oily seeds glide and slide over your skin, leaving them soft and good-smelling . . . There is something almost liquid about the way they move, flow and ripple together.

What If Whales Could Fly?

I've written a lot about water play here, including yesterday. When children are playing with water, indoors or out, in the cold of winter or the heat of summer, I always remind them, "If you play with water, you might get wet." When a child subsequently comes to me complaining about getting wet, I ask, "Were you playing with water?" And when they answer in the affirmative, I reply with a knowing nod or a comment like, "That's probably why you're wet," then help them figure out if they want…

Matisse Cut Paper Fish art project. It is easy to do and very cool

Toys from Trash

Gallery of Arvind Gupta's Fun Science Toys hosted by

Scuba tanks make for imaginary play in Preschool classrooms

9 Costumes for Halloween Your Kid Can Wear Again (And Again)

After October 31 rolls around, you don't need banish your kid's Halloween costume to the back of the closet. These clever ensembles can be repurposed after trick-or-treating ends.

Magic Color Scratch Fish

Magic Color Scratch Fish Ornaments | Oriental Trading

Perfect for hanging from a tropical tree or to use as gift tags, these magic color scratch fish make cool aquatic ornaments. Assorted styles. (2 dozen ornaments, 1 dozen scratching tools and 2 dozen satin ribbons per unit) 4" © OTCAge Recommendation:Ages 5 & Up: Containing medium-sized pieces with the occasional angular edge, these lightweight to sturdy crafts may require some assembly such as stringing beads or gluing items to create a 3-dimensional project.

Sand Castle That Lasts!

Crafting an ever lasting Sand Castle

Turn sand from your next beach vacation into this easy-to-use clay, then build a permanent, air-hardened sand castle for a keepsake. Materials 1 cup sand 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon alum (sold in the spice section of grocery stores) Saucepan Wooden spoon 3/4 cup water Shells (optional) Twig (optional) Tacky glue (optional) Add the sand, cornstarch, and alum to a saucepan and use a wooden spoon to combine them completely Add the water and stir the mixture until it is smooth and the…

Fish bowl

Animal Crafts for Kids | Fun Craft Ideas

Explore our collection of awesome animal crafts designed to make your animal-themed lessons and activities fun and engaging.