Ocean Life Activities and Fireworks
September 30 – October 4
1. Craft – Fish Anatomy
2. Key Points – Go Fishing – Oceans Key Points
3. Collaborative – Whale of a Tale – Whale Information
4. Language Arts – Make a Sea Life Book
5. Math/Logic – Fish Bowl - Estimation
6. Character Connection – Warm-blooded Vs. Cold-blooded
7. Big Activity – Symbiotic Shuffle – Symbiosis in the Ocean
8. Movement - Whale Behavior Game
Whale and Octopus Anatomy
Types of Fish
Symbiotic Relationships in the Ocean
Build Challenge: Exotic Sea Creatures
Thursday Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/
Disneyland meetup: October 8 – Ancient Ologies: https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/
October 21: Field Trip at Aquarium of the Pacific, Celebration, and overnighter at the aquarium: https://www.celebrationeducation.com/single-post/2019/09/24/Celebration-at-Aquarium-of-the-Pacific
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
With a friend, prepare and perform a fictitious interview with Jaques Cousteau.
Define what a reef is and what a tide pool is.
With a friend, act out one of the scenes from Nemo.
Classify the different types of mammals in the ocean. What are the main types? Which animals fall into which categories?
Make a poster of a whale. Label the parts of the whale. Using a song or mnemonics, memorize the parts of the whale.
Imagine that whales’ sounds are actual singing. “Translate” their sounds and write the lyrics of their “songs.”
Teach someone about the different kinds of whales.
Make a graph that shows an estimation of how many whales pass our shores in what months.
Make a commercial to entice people to take a cruise.
Make a sea glass mosaic.
Make a big book about giant squid.
What is the strangest fish in the ocean? Write an ode to this fish.
Choose a sea creature. Play 21 questions with someone. Can they guess what sea creature you're thinking of?
Purchase the Under The Sea Sea Life Creatures at Oriental Trading. Create your own underwater scene.
Make a life-size model of a pygmy sperm whale or a scale model of another whale.
Research what effect the environment has on the coral reefs. Write a report about what we can do to help save the reefs.
Make an ocean scene diorama in a shoebox.
Start a shell collection. Label each shell.
Play some math games.
Read fiction and non-fiction about oceans.
Dissect a squid.
Cover one of your hands in shortening. Place both hands in ice water. Does the shortening insulate your hand? This is what blubber does for a whale.
Make a big book about whales.
Play sharks and minnows: http://www.playworks.org/blog/game-week-sharks-and-minnows
Play an echolocation game: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1301
Make some whale origami.
Field Trip Ideas
go on a boat ride
visit the Ocean Institute
go whale watching