Ocean Explore Sensory Table Kids Activity and Vocabulary Words

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Description:
Set out things found in the ocean for kids to explore, pick up, and learn.  See below for a great list of table ideas (if I don’t say so myself 🙂

There is nothing better then hands on experience to facilitate learning. I can still remember Mrs. Lloyd’s magnet table that I loved playing with in second grade.  The fact that I remember it 20ish years later proves it was a great teaching method.  

Category: Sensory Play

Suggested table supplies:

Shells

  • Turbins
  • Conch
  • Sea Urchin
  • Scallop
  • Clam
  • Sand Dollars
  • Mussel 
  • Abalone 
  • Coral

Seaweed
Sea sponge-The real Sponge Bob
Star fish-and Patrick
Shark teeth
Fish that have been preserved
Sand

Directions:
I like to start the activity by telling Ms. Tiger what everything is.  I would hand each piece to her and we would talk about how each one felt, the colors we saw, and even the smell.  After all the shells had been talked about, she was able to freely explore while I watched.

Don’t forget to put large shells on your ear to hear the ocean.



20 Ocean Sensory Vocabulary Words:

Big
Bumpy
Cold
Colorful
Curved
Delicate
Flat
Grainy
Hard
Plain
Pointy
Ridged
Rough
Round
Sandy
Shiny
Small
Smooth
Squishy 

Wet

Some more great Ocean activities:

Play Dough Sand Kids Activity

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