Going to West Edmonton Mall for our field trip last week was the perfect steppingstone for our ocean theme this week in class.
We enjoyed ocean theme toys in our sand table and in our centres (so much I plan to leave it out for another week). We have animals, sea shells and even a sea star!
For craft we made oceans in a bottle. We were allowed to choose from various materials like rocks, sand and sea shells - which we all put in by ourselves! After we put it together a roster mom poured in water, food dye and baby oil. I hope the children are enjoying them at home.
Sensory bottles are great quiet activities. Other awesome sensory bottles include rice with various small toys eye spy, water and sparkles and baby oil with food dye.
Lastly, we did a listening activity where the children closed their eyes in the dark and listened to a "relaxing" application, in which I could play them ocean noises. They were really great at identifying the whales, seagulls and ocean tides.
Ocean themes are defiantly one of my favorite topics for us to cover.