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25+ Beach Learning Activities to Build Background Knowledge Before Your Beach Trip

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Do your kids like to explore on the beach? Try out these 25 beach learning activities to build background knowledge before you head to the beach!

25+ Beach Learning Activities to Build Background Knowledge Before Your Beach Trip

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After scraping pennies together, my beach trips as a college student consisted of soaking in the sun and enjoying the latest book. It was relaxing. it was peaceful.

Four kids later, our beach trips don’t even closely resemble those trips from a different lifetime. It is filled with adventures, swimming, exploring, and more swimming. The curiosity of my kiddos never cease to amaze me, and as we look forward to our beach trip this year…..I plan on doing a little before hand learning.

You know, build up that background knowledge so that my children can make amazing connections and those adventures become learning experiences. Learning experiences that they won’t even realize are happening because they will be doing what most young children do at a beach.

So without further ado, here are 25+ ocean learning activities you can with your child before you head to the beach.

Beach Learning Activities for Reading

Tide Pool Reader with 5 Sight Word or Comprehension Activities by You’ve Got This Math

Beach Printable Pack with Letter Work from Gift Of Curiosity


11 Math Ocean Activities by Life Over C’s

Ocean Themed Word Problems for Kindergarteners by You’ve Got This Math

Counting Clip Cards by The Measured Mom

Size of a Blue Whale by KC Adventures

Shell Skip Counting by The Wise Owl Factory

Skip Counting Game – Let’s Go Fishing by Buggy and Buddy

Counting to 10 with Ocean I Spy Game by Living Life and Learning

Comparison Game with Ocean Animals by Rainy Day Mum

Learning The Names of Ocean Animals

Animal Unit Study by This Reading Mama

Ocean BUMP Game by You’ve Got This Math

Ocean Animal Shadow Matching by Rainy Day Mum

Sea Animals Printable Memory Matching Game for Kids by Adventures in a Box


Landform Activity Pack by Playdough to Plato

Tide Pool Interactive Notebook by You’ve Got This Math

Seashell Experiment by Teach Beside Me

Tide Pool Science Experiment by Buggy and Buddy

Water Science for Kids: Saltwater Desalinization Experiment by Schooling A Monkey

Salt Water Density Experiment by Science Kiddo

Sea Turtles’ Life Cycle by Rainy Day Mum

Shark Science Activity Exploring Buoyancy With Kids by Little Bins For Litte Hands

How do Sharks Float? by Preschool Powol Packets

Ocean Nature Table by Natural Beach Living

Ocean Currents by Homeschool Life Journal


Hermit Crab House by JDaniel4’s Mom

Ocean Sensory Play by The Measured Mom

LEGO Shark Building by Little Bins For Little Hands

Create Your Own Coral Reef by Hand Made Kids Art


CVC Word Beach Theme Google Slides by The Measured Mom

As much as I hate to admit it, even though it is summer my children want to do fun learning activities. I know they will enjoy learning about the beach as we work our way through these fun activities.

I hope your children enjoy them too.

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