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Underwater Sea Animals Activity

Updated: Jun 28

Today we did an Activity based on one of our favorite books “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen. We have been reading this book since my Son was born, and I remember when the Pouty fish would go blub,blub,blub my son would just keep giggling, he used to find that so funny! Now he is four but we still read that book. So let’s jump into the activity.

Materials needed:

  1. Paper, Pencils & Markers

  2. Watercolors & paintbrushes

  3. Strings (of different colors)

  4. Glue sticks & Scissors

Steps:

  1. Draw a Jellyfish, Starfish, Squid, Clam, Octopus & Sea Urchin on paper and cut it out.

  2. Show pictures of the actual animals & let the child color them.

  1. Cut out some colorful strings for the jellyfish

  2. Color the base paper shades of blue & green to depict an Ocean

  3. Cut out the colored pictures and paste them on the “Ocean”.

  4. Write the names of the animals & let the child match them.

Caution: Adult supervision needed while handling the Scissors.

And here’s some fun facts about the above animals!

JellyFish : They have no brains, heart, bones or eyes. They eat small plants found on the sea bed & fish eggs.

Octopus : All Octopi have venom, but not all are harmful to humans. They have three hearts & their blood is blue in color.

Sea Urchin : They do not have brains or eyes. They eat Algae, seaweed & kelp.

Squid : They have three hearts & ten arms, two which those arms are modified into feeding tentacles. They can change colors & shoot out clouds of ink to get away from a predator.

Starfish : They can re-grow an arm if they lose it in any accident. They have eyes at the end of each arm. They do not have any blood.

Clam : Clams have no eyes, ears, or noses. They eat mostly planktons.

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