I painted an egg carton blue, then added numbers 1-5. For our math center I encouraged each child to put the number of fish indicated in each hole. The older the kids the higher in numbers you can go. Most of the kids in this class have just turned 3 so I am keeping it simple. There were a few of the kids that were able to do it on their own. For the ones that do not know there numbers yet I would tell them the correct numbers have them repeat it then put that many fish in the hole.
For Circle Time: we read these ocean stories throughout the week
I got fish wish from the reading rainbow app.
We also sang ocean songs
Slippery fish. I found this version on you tube,
My Crab Song by chicky-ma-ma sung to "It's a Small World"
I'm a small crab in the sea
I'm as red as I can be
I have 6 legs as you can see
I'm a small red crab
Baby Baluga by: Raffi
Octopus Bubble when you mix 7up and pinapple juice together it makes bubbles, just like the octopus in the ocean.
We also talked about how octopus release ink when a preditor is close leaving them unable to see and it gives them time to run away.
I got this idea from this blog
we made a dot-to -dot fish I couldn't find the pattern I used but I found this one you can use
Red crabs: Ed paint we then folded the, in half and added wiggly eyes and claws.
Using this octopus pattern we glued Cheerios to make the suction cups on the tentacles
they also have other ocean ideas that look great! check them out @ makinglearningfun
Gross Motor Skills - Crab Walk: We sat with our hands and feet on the floor, knees bent, and push up so that the front of our body was facing the ceiling. Then we walk back and forth and sideways on our hands and feet.