As I have been working on creating more beach themed items, I realized that many of the items within the clip art were actual items I could go to my local Walmart and buy.
Well, of course that got me to thinking as to how I would use some of the items for additional learning purposes (kind of the point, right?)
Well, I ended up with 20 activities in all – and all using items such as beach balls, sand pails, shells, and hula hoops! I created a Beach Theme Activities Pack with all the ideas so you could use them in your beach themed classroom (or during a beach unit) even if it was 10 below and you were buried under a foot of snow!
Beachy Learning Activities
Check out some of these fun ideas even if you are landlocked far away from the shore!
Letter Writing in the Sand
Creating Seashell Spelling Words
Fish Cracker Math Arrays
Here are all 20 activity titles in case you are interested:
- Vocabulary Ball
- Spelling Relay
- Synonym Roll
- Musical Ball Pass
- Pattern Toss
- Shell Match
- Hula Categorizing
- Reward Bucket
- Shell Science
- Shell Letters
- Sand Writing
- Sand Spelling
- “Pail” Filling
- 3-D Sand Creations
- Main Idea Pails
- Goldfish Graphing
- Sorting Fish
- Fishing with Math
- Pattern Fish
- Estimating Fish Fun
Check out the full Reading and Language Arts Power Pack below:
Reading and Language Arts Power Pack
11 reading and language arts resource sets that pack a punch!
This power pack includes the following 11 files:
- Beach Activities Pack (K-6)
- Chapter Book Reading Strategies Activities (grades 3-8)
- Chrysanthemum Reading Packet (grades 2-4)
- Contraction Packet (grades 1-3)
- DI Spelling Menus Packet (grade 2+)
- Never Ride Your Elephant to School Activities (grades 2-4)
- Reading Bingo (grades 2-8)
- Space Theme Reading Logs (grades 2-5)
- Fiction and Nonfiction Story Maps (grades 2-6)
- Vocabulary Bingo (grades 3+)
- Writing Menu (grades 3+)
See more details HERE.
Of course, I want to share something with everyone, so I took 3 of the fun ideas and made a little sampler freebie for you to enjoy as well!
I hope you have as much fun doing the activities as I did coming up with them!
What other fun summer beach learning ideas could you add to this list? Feel free to add it in a comment below. We love having shore ideas galore!