Our free homeschool unit studies bring water and ocean creatures together to make an irresistible combination for any kids aged 5-7 – so long as you don't mind the bathroom getting wet!
Teaching children is easy when you get them on your side. We love this ocean creatures project.
Like all our free homeschool unit studies, you will actually cover a whole range of learning 'targets.'
Depending on where your child's interest take you, you'll cover:
So, where do you start?
With your child, of course! You have to go where your child's interest is and adapt this ocean creatures homeschool unit study to them.
First, we took the largest sheet of poster card we could buy. BIG is always best with small children. Wallpaper lining paper would be great.
As you can see, we've painted the waves on the card and then got messy sticking our fingers in paint to make white fingerprint 'wave crests.'
We've used crinkly shredded paper to make homeschooling seaweed and cut out a big blue whale which the children have drawn on.
You can make this as 'hands-off' as you like; we work best as a team so you'll find all our free homeschooling unit studies usually involve me in some gluing, sticking and cutting as appropriate!
How about going down to the beach – there's lots of free homeschooling stuff just waiting on the tide line to be collected!
Sequins make great eyes for an octopus:
Or you could put them on fish and add some flower shapes and gold barring for scales:
You'll see from my affordable homeschooling advice, there is one area I don't think you should skimp on. Top quality craft materials are a must for homeschool unit studies or any other projects you work on, like our model solar system.
Ocean creatures look good in felt too! Here's a hammerhead shark:
If you want a fantastic way to inspire your kids to start this homeschooling unit study, watch this true home video of the rescue of a humpback whale from fishing nets. It's so amazing; the whale even comes back to say thanks!
Kids love drawing! What a shame so many of them get put off by school…
What an ideal way to add water into the equation and learn all sorts of free homeschooling science!
This is a must activity to get the most out of your homeschooling unit studies.
If you've got a child who likes making models, you've got an ideal way of adding design and technology to your ocean creatures homeschooling unit studies.
Don't forget our other free unit studies: Homeschool Science: Rainforest for Kids Activities.
So I hope you can see that ocean creatures make an ideal free homeschool unit studies project, with your child learning all sorts of things and having fun at the same time.
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