Friday, July 22, 2011

Ocean Blue

PF made a request yesterday, while I was considering what theme to use for our Friday centers, she wanted on ocean theme. I didn't realize just how much ocean themed activities I had. We worked together last night to create 14 centers for our ocean blue theme. I wanted a mix of educational levels so that preschool to middle school were covered and everybody would have a good time.
We started the morning with blue oatmeal in blue bowls. I just added blue sugar sprinkles to the top of their oatmeal.
 After breakfast, the girls had their praise and worship time. Last years VBS was the High Seas so I had a DVD handy to go with our theme.
 Center 1: Cutting, pasting and coloring.
 Center 2: Memory
 Center 3: Sorting by color or animal
 Center 4: Tracing
 Center 5: Blue discovery bucket. The possibilities are endless.
 Center 6: Playdough and spelling ocean.
 Center 7: Play animals. Pretend play, sorting, size order. I also had information sheets on some of the animals to read.
 Center 8: Find it. Find objects and reading/vocabulary.
 Center 9: Geoboards
 Center 10: Ocean Life floor puzzle
 Center 11: Ocean Themed Connectogons.
 Center 12: Lace the whale.
 Center 13: Wrap-ups

Center 14: Collection of ocean themed worksheets.


Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

great study! you might like our sea turtle study- we visited a rescue center and got great pics and information.
we also just did a "homemade science kit" for bug study this week!

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

trying to follow you on gfc- but it isn't working for me- I'll keep trying!

jess_hak said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Really like the ocean connectogons. We wrapped up an ocean theme this week too. Thanks for sharing. :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

How handy to even have a VBS CD to go with your theme!

MissMOE said...

This looks great. I've clicked on over from MBC Homeschool Hideout. I've loved getting to know your family a bit and seeing all the great things you do with your girls. I'm a new follower.

Ticia said...

What great centers for that theme. I bet no one got bored with that!