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!
Take your kids to meet ocean creatures with homeschool unit studies. Free lesson plans, coloring pages, experiments and an ocean diorama.
* Free lesson plans for all ages.
* Free Action Pack with printable sea creatures you can color in.
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 science, geography, art and craft and reading - all in one go!
"Just want to give a great big shout out THANK YOU for the Ocean Unit Study....I wish I could hug you right now because you just made this overwhelmed mama's morning!" ~ Jennifer
Teaching children is easy when you get them on your side. We love this ocean creatures project.
This is a great project to combine with making an Ocean Diorama.
The free Action Pack has coloring pages of sea creatures which you can color in and add to your ocean unit studies, as well as beautiful photos of sea creatures.
You can get your free Action Pack on this page and use it to make a wonderful Ocean Scene.
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 cardstock 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.
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:
The Smithsonian Education Ocean Portal is a fantastic learning resource which you can use to back up your homeschool Unit Studies.
"I used Ocearch when we were studying the ocean. It has a great free curriculum divided up by grades as well as STEM packets."
~ Dawn, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
You can also follow sharks in real time on the Ocearch tracker which is a great idea.
This wonderful animation helps bring your homeschool Unit Studies alive with fascinating ocean facts:
This lovely interactive page let's you scroll down to see all the creatures in the Ocean.
"Wow! This is so amazing. Thanks for sharing!"
~ Lisa, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
Great fun and learning at Octonauts corner.
You can also watch Octonauts on the BBC.
"Although Octonauts is aimed at preschool/ infant aged children we found the knowledge involved in the program was far above this and we found as adults we were learning things.
There are games on there too and coloring pages too."
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…
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"My son's currently sat watching Blue Planet for about the 10th time." ~ Steph
Setting up an aquarium can be a huge excitement - and a great addition to your homeschool Unit Studies.
"Our new fish tank minus the fish. My kids have already named their new pets even though we don't have them yet haha." ~ Mandy
If you are thinking of doing the same, Simone can help you make sure you don't make a mistake I wouldn't have thought of:
"Such a fun hobby (and quite addictive!)...I would recommend watching some videos on YouTube about the cycling process. It can take weeks to build up the beneficial bacteria.
You can cheat by using some used filter media from an established aquarium (if you know a friend who has a tank?) or even adding a bacteria starter which you can buy from the pet store...I learned the hard way and nearly lost all my fish yikes!" ~ Simone
I couldn't resist adding some virtual exhibits! Here are:
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.
Try out some more brilliant free unit studies with this Homeschool Science: Rainforest for Kids Activities.
And come and join in with our human body activities here.
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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