25+ Beach & Ocean Activities: Kid's Co-op

Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach, or if you're really lucky the ocean. Who doesn't remember building sandcastles as a kid? Whether you're looking forward to a beach vacation or recreating an ocean experience at home, the Kid's Co-op has been full of great ideas for ocean and beach activities:

Find beach and ocean activity ideas for sensory play, crafts, literacy, learning activities, and printables. If you're actually headed to the beach be sure to check out a fun way to countdown to your vacation and the ideas for playtime when you're actually there.

Sensory Play
Beach sensory play and small world from Fantastic Fun & Learning
Beach in a bottle from House of Burke
Jell-o ocean sensory play from House of Burke
Magic sand dough from Sugarbee Learning
Colored sand from Happy Little Munchkins
Ocean theme sensory box from Simply Mommie 
Whales and water ocean theme from Little Bins for Little Hands
Beach play mat from Crafty Moms Share

Toilet roll fish from The Craft Train
Sandpaper castles from Art Mama Says
Ocean themed modelling clay from My Nearest and Dearest 

Seashell Letter Match from And Next Comes L
Beach style letter learning from B-Inspired Mama and Twodaloo
10 great books about the beach from KC Edventures
10 best summer beach books for preschoolers from The Kennedy Adventures

 Learning Activities & Printables
Salt water experiment from Alex Nguyen Portraits
Beach theme printables from B-Inspired Mama
Beach week from 3 Dinosaurs
By the seashore for preschoolers from Sorting Sprinkles

If you're actually going to the beach, check these out:
Countdown to a beach vacation from Like Mama Like Daughter
Shell activities from What Do We Do All Day?
Train activities at the beach from Play Trains
Beach combing treasure tile from The Boy and Me

Need more ocean activities?
Ocean Activities from Fantastic Fun & Learning
Celebrating World Oceans Day from Inspiration Laboratories

Got any beach trips planned?

Thanks so much to everybody who linked up great ideas for kids last week.  Can't wait to see what you've got this week!
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  1. Thank you for featuring our beach play mat and for hosting!

  2. Thanks for featuring out book list! My kids are heading to the beach this weekend with their grandparents so this is so timely for us :)

  3. What a fun collection! Thanks for including our beach sensory play.

  4. Thank you for featuring our train tracks at the beach! This is an awesome set of activities.

  5. Thank you so much for all of the features!! I love this round up! :)

  6. This page is a great resource for project station ideas.

  7. I am delighted and honored that you included our sandpaper castles! Thank you!!!

  8. Thank you for featuring our Beach Countdown!


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