What fun this unit study was! The beach! Oceans!
We always have lots of great books to read for any unit study. I had several this time from our own collection. We also picked up a lot at the library!
Some on our list:Clam I Am – All About the Beach Hello Ocean Beach Day
Sea Critters On the Seashore
Under the Sea Oceans Kids Discover Magazine
The beach means sand. I bought some colored sand at a craft store real cheap. I also picked up a set of sea creature necklaces. The boys really loved this project.
Samuel always wants to do worksheets like his big brothers.
I found some sea creature animals at the Dollar Tree. These have been a hit! Samuel likes to pick them up with tongs, pretending they will bite. I smiled at him finding the tongs and the buckets himself to sort the animals. We have two fleece blankets that a friend made for Samuel when he was a baby. They pretended like they were in the ocean!
I found some fun ocean snacks last time I made a trip to Trader Joe’s.
Andrew picked out a starfish to grow. That was the big story for the several days while it was growing. It did real well!
I made some beach playdoh that the boys have used like crazy. I added blue coloring, blue sand, and coconut flavoring. They used some sand toys I found at Target last year for a quarter! Best 75 cents I have spent!
Samuel played the fish/coral matching game again.
The boys took a trip to Nature’s Workshop with Nana and Papaw last week. They found these beauties!
We watched two Netflix shows: Coral Reef Adventure and Under the Sea: IMAX. We all learned something from those!
We had an Easter egg hunt with these fun ocean eggs!
Now we are off to discover the beach ourselves!