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Ocean Animal Flip Book

Learning about Ocean Animals is fun for children and a great way to increase their knowledge is by reading books and doing activities. Here is a book craft that was given permission by my daughter's Kindergarten teacher to share. What a great way to learn about sea creatures and compound words.




sea creatures flap book DESCRIPTION

A great way to share a book is to do a project after reading it. Talk about the sea creatures and their favorite part of the book. Great preschool, homeschool or Kindergarten project. Recommended Age 4+









MATERIALS

  • The Book Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Sea Creatures is great for showing children what the animal looks like to help assist them in the drawing process. >
  • Cardstock or Construction Paper. Main book is 9in x 6 in. and the pages are 8in x 6in each. These will be cut in half after the pictures are drawn to create the "flip book".
  • Velobind is best to use so pages flip.
  • Pencil, Crayons and markers
  • To assist children in the drawing process you might xerox a few pictures to have readily available to pass around for children to look at while they draw. You could make a set like flashcards and use them in a center after or for identifying sea creatures.
  • hermit crab OTHER MATERIALS

  • Velo Binder
  • STEPS

    1. Read a couple books to introduce the ocean and it's creatures. Talk about each and what they see...legs, eyes, fins, color, size.
    2. Write on the board the names of the creatures you will use in the book and discuss compound words.
    3. Put two dots on each paper to show how big each animal should be drawn.
    4. Find the picture in the book and discuss how they can draw
    5. Use a pencil to draw the pictures.
    6. hammerhead

    7. Color with crayons.
    8. Write in pen the name of the creature. (Teacher or adult may have to do this)

    9. Bind the book and then cut the paper in half to make the flaps.













    jelly fish

    TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • A sea is part of an ocean that is partially surrounded by land. If it is totally surrounded, then it's called an inland sea. An ocean is a body of salt water with no boundaries and limitless volume.

  • If you look closely at the pictures there is are two dots on the page. This is to tell the child to make sure their picture is at least that big so it can be cut in half.
  • Encourage the children to have fun and make "funny creatures" like the Hammercrab or the Jellyhead. They will want to share their books at home!











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