Are there fish swimming in your ocean, or perhaps there are other sea creatures hiding in the deep water?
This ocean playdough invitation with the free printable fish accessories is a simple sensory activity to set up for the kids, and a fun way to learn about the ocean, beach, and sea creatures.
Perhaps you are taking a family trip to the beach, or your kids are interested in learning about the ocean and sea creatures, or maybe you just need a simple, fun activity to keep the kids busy. This ocean playdough activity is great way for kids to explore and learn about ocean creatures and habitats, and it makes a great summer sensory activity too.
Ocean Playdough Invitation
This easy ocean playdough invitation is a great activity for sea, beach or summer themes. If you’ve got a child who is interested in sea creatures, boats, or the beach, this is a great way to extend their ideas, practice other skills, and encourage creativity.
You can use any play dough you like for this ocean playdough activity. We used our easy microwave play dough recipe and used food colouring to make some bright blue and some green playdough. We combined some of the blue and green dough together to make it look like swirling ocean water.
You can find the sand playdough recipe here.
This is what we used for our ocean playdough activity:
- small stones
- glass gems
- mini craft sticks
- grass for seaweed.
You could also use:
- sea glass
- pipe cleaners
- cut straws
- bottle tops
You could sea themed cookie cutters, plastic sea creatures, little mermaid dolls, or even pirate figurines.
Free Printable Fish Accessories
I made a set of rainbow coloured fish to go with this ocean playdough activity.
Oceans Play Dough Mats and Accessories
If your kids can’t get enough of this ocean playdough activity, you might like our ocean playdough mats and accessories.
This set of ocean play dough mats and accessories includes six fun ocean themed play dough mats, that are open-ended and designed as a prompt.
There are also three pages of printable play dough accessories. So if you need more than just some fish for your ocean playdough, there is a shark, a dolphin, a sea horse, a crab, a jelly fish and more sea creatures in this set. Plus four mermaids and four mermen!
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