Our Preschool Ocean and Beach Theme | Still Playing School

Our Preschool Ocean and Beach Theme

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The first month of our co-op home school preschool was planned with an ocean and beach theme. We started at the beginning of June when both of our families were returning from our beach vacations!

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The Logistics:

Megan and I met and worked together at a learning center before we had families of our own.
She now has Everest, age four and Irelyn, age two.  E is three.
They come to our house on Tuesdays.  We go to their house on Thursdays.  Preschool is from 9:30 to 1.  Lunch is provided by the hosting family, but snack (usually themed and often prepped/cooked by the kids) is brought by the guests.  Pinterest provides plenty of ideas for lessons and activities.  We organize our lesson plans on a shared spreadsheet via Google Drive.  We are introducing the kids to Handwriting Without Tears and Starfall.

Books We Read:


Art & Crafts:

Crabby hand print art
(We added a lobster to E's with baby D's foot print!  Their first collaborative art work!)

Fist print seahorses with fluffy yarn sea weed 

Collaborative ocean animal mural

Math Concepts:

Patterns with colored shells found in our sensory bin

Number matching and ordering octopus craft

Sensory Play:

Water beads with ocean animals

Field Trip:
We visited That Fish Place to check out some salt water animals up close.

Check back soon for our July theme: Animal life cycles!


  1. So many great ideas! I am off to check of the rest of your blog now.

  2. So fun! I love the octopus craft and sensory bin play!