Are you looking for some educational summer-themed activities for your preschooler? Want to prevent the summer slide before your preschooler enters kindergarten? Either way, you’re going to love these ocean worksheets for preschoolers. They’re perfect for that time of year when you’re planning trips to the aquariums or beach vacations (or at least dreaming of a beach vacation).
These preschool ocean worksheets feature super cute creatures, such as dolphins, crabs, jellyfish, clownfish, and orcas. Your preschooler will work on letter recognition, counting, matching, tracing, and other foundational and fine motor skills that will be so valuable in the early years.
Let’s get started!
Under the Sea Themed Worksheets
Printable Shark Graphing Activity: Kids who are obsessed with sharks will get a kick out of this fun graphing activity featuring different types of sharks. Use the printable shark dice to play the game, rolling it and marking the corresponding box for each shark scene you roll.
Under the Sea Themed Prewriting Activities: Kids at this age need to develop the ability to grasp a pencil. One way to begin working on this skill is with prewriting activities like this one, which encourages the development of fine motor skills.
Color by Number Ocean Animals from Simple Everyday Mom: Work on number recognition in a fun and creative way with these beautiful ocean animal coloring sheets featuring a sea turtle, an octopus, a crab, a clownfish, a whale, and more.
Ocean Animal Riddles for Kids from Life Over C’s: Solving riddles employs kids’ critical thinking skills and creativity. Plus, they’re just plain fun! There’s a printable version or Google slides version, which is convenient if you want to save some paper.
Ocean Animals Alphabet Tracing Printables from Meraki Mother: Discover fascinating ocean animals while working on tracing the letters of the alphabet. The printables include coloring sheets with traceable animal names underneath, as well as individual letter tracing worksheets.
Ocean Life Letter Find from 3 Boys and a Dog: C is for Crab, D is for Dolphin! These worksheets focus on finding all instances of the focus letter, both in uppercase and lowercase formats.
Ocean Animals Dot-to-Dot Worksheets from Itsy Bitsy Fun: Work on hand-eye coordination and visual-spatial skills with these dot-to-dot worksheets featuring adorable ocean animals. Laminate them so your child (or students) can work on them again and again.
More Printable Preschool Ocean Activities
Parts of Ocean Animals Worksheets from Living Life and Learning: Label the parts of a crab, a dolphin, or a seahorse. The images come with a cut-and-paste word bank, making the activity very easy for little learners.
Ocean-Themed Counting Worksheets from JDaniel4’s Mom: These worksheets were designed to be used with LEGOs, so if you have a little engineer in the making, you likely already have loads of LEGOs! However, if you don’t, any sort of counter, such as buttons, beads, etc., will work as well.
Facts About Ocean Animals Unit Study from 3 Boys and a Dog: This packet is a tremendous resource for fascinating facts about some of our favorite ocean creatures, such as the orca (killer whale), crab, starfish, and more.
Ocean Animals Memory Cards from The Purposeful Nest: Use the matching cards to work on memory as well as to teach your kids about ocean animals, such as whales, dolphins, crabs, jellyfish, and more. This is a fun game that your preschooler will ask to play again and again.
Ocean Animal Printable Preschool Worksheets from Simple Everyday Mom: Use these engaging preschool worksheets to reinforce skills that your child is learning. The worksheet packet includes letter worksheets, a ‘label a dolphin’ worksheet, a shark matching game, and several other terrific resources.
Same or Different Ocean Worksheets from Planes and Balloons: Practice visual discrimination with these ‘same or different’ worksheets featuring cute ocean animals. This file includes one sheet that focuses on finding the different animal and one worksheet that focuses on finding the animal that’s the same.
Ocean ABC Spin and Color from 3 Dinosaurs: Work on uppercase and lowercase letters with this ocean-themed spin and color activity. Using a spinner turns the activity of coloring the letters into a game, which kids love. If you don’t have a spinner, you can make a simple one using a pencil, or just leave out the spinning portion altogether.
Fun Ocean Worksheets for Preschoolers
Ocean Tracing Worksheets from The Keeper of the Memories: Practice prewriting skills with ocean-themed worksheets featuring starfish, jellyfish, dolphins, and other under-the-sea creatures. Tracing helps children work on hand-eye coordination, visual-spatial skills, and concentration, among other important skills.
Ocean Animals Counting Pages from Planes and Balloons: These counting and coloring pages help preschoolers count with numbers 1-10 using ocean animals or seashells as their counters. Kids can also trace their numbers!
Ocean Creatures Memory Game from Simple Fun for Kids: Here’s another option for kids who love memory games. This printable features 20 different ocean creatures, so you can make the game as simple or as challenging as you like for your preschooler.
Ocean Animals Reading Flashcards from 3 Boys and a Dog: Preschoolers who are ready to dive into reading will enjoy these reading flashcards with orcas, sea turtles, jellyfish, etc. And if your preschooler isn’t quite ready for reading, you can still use them as memory cards by printing two copies of the page.
Rhyming Beach Words from The Preschool Toolbox: Practice words that rhyme. The worksheet features a picture of a beach-themed object in the first column, and in the second, a series of three images. Kids select the picture that rhymes with the beach-themed word. It’s a quick, fun, and educational worksheet for summer.
Count the Clown Fish from 3 Boys and a Dog: Here’s a cute and simple printable featuring clownfish! The object of the worksheet is simple: count the number of fish, and circle the number.
Pin this list of ocean worksheets for preschoolers so you’ll have activities at the ready this summer!