Do you do an ocean theme in your preschool or pre-k classroom? Put some ocean theme activities in your lesson plans to help your pre-k, preschool and kindergarten students develop those critical early learning math and literacy skills.
As your little learners participate in activities around a common theme, they will begin to important oral language, literacy, vocabulary skills, and much more.
Ocean Theme Literacy Activities
Your kids are going to love these fun, hands-on ocean theme literacy center activities and games that will help them build vocabulary and develop critical emergent literacy skills like rhyming, syllables, beginning sounds and more.
Ocean Theme Beginning Sounds
Are your students learning to identify beginning sounds? Beginning sounds are an important part of developing phonological awareness skills. In this activity, students will identify the beginning sound of each picture and attach a clothespin with the correct letter to the corresponding picture. There is also a black and white recording sheet included with this activity. The beginning sounds activity is available in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet.
Ocean Theme Rhyming Game
In this fun game, your students will practice matching rhyming coins to their treasure chest mats. You can find this small group game in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet.
Ocean Word Cards and Chart
These printable word cards and charts are available in both black and white and color in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet. The printable word cards can be used to expand vocabulary in a pocket chart or on a word wall.
Ocean Theme Syllable Activity
First, students will identify the pictures, and then they will identify the number of syllables in each word. This fun activity is available in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet and includes a black and white recording sheet.
Ocean Theme Alphabet Game
Are your students learning to identify and name the letters of the alphabet? Letter identification is an important part of developing phonological awareness skills. This game includes both upper and lower case versions in black and white or color. To play the game, your students will take turns drawing a card, identifying the letter, and marking it on their recording sheet. This activity also includes two recording sheets, one for uppercase letters and one for lowercase letters and is available in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet.
Ocean Theme Pocket Chart Sentences
Are your students learning concepts of print? The predictable text in this pocket chart set will help your students learn concepts of print such as left to right directionality, return sweep, one-to-one correspondence, and more. You can find the printable pocket chart sentences in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet.
Ocean Theme Emergent Reader
Are you looking for printable emergent readers for your ocean preschool theme? The predictable words in this book are designed to support your beginning readers. Use this book to reinforce concepts of print such as words are separated by spaces, left to right and top to bottom, written words match spoken words, common sight words, and more. This easy to assemble printable reader is offered in both black and white and color in the Ocean Theme Literacy Packet.
Ocean Theme Books
Oh, and you’re going to want some good, age-appropriate books to read aloud to your kids for your ocean theme! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back, you can find a huge list of ocean books for preschoolers HERE.
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