I can smell the beach from here! Okay, maybe not where I live now, but I feel that way since I grew up with the beach a short 30 minute drive. And we never missed a chance to go to it.
We would cook crab or gumbo, spend hours on the shoreline and build a fire. Seashore watching was an activity I loved as a kid and I made sure my kids knew about it. I think you’ll love these ideas for a seashore watching unit study.
Seashore Kids Activities
I gathered up several activities that I think you’ll love for an easy homeschool seashore watching unit study and then I have an easy lapbook about things you can find along the beach shoreline.
Like most all of my unit study resources I share multiple ages links so you can pick and choose links for your kids. This one is no different. I have resources for kids from Prek to High School.
Too, we love and used this book, Seashore Watcher, as a guide because we love it. Also did I mention it has some easy hands-on activities in it also.
I loved the fact that the book came with a plastic water protector cover so you could pick up and go to the beach. It’s the little things that amuse me.
Seashore Lesson Plans, Printables, and Activities
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Curriculum preK-12, tide pools, crabs; claws and shells, beach in a pan to name a few you’ll love.
70 page pdf tidepool guide.
Tide pool discovery.
SeaCrets of tide pools.
Life at the seashore curriculum.
At the beach word search.
Match the seashells.
Rocky shore food Web Drama.
Life under the sea.
Gifts from the sea.
Kelp science activity guide.
Stranded along the coast.
How wealthy is your tide pool.
What the Sea Saw teacher’s guide.
Life on the Beach guide.
New Zealand Rocky Shore activities. Many can be used here in the states too.
Planning a trip to the seashore checklist.
Junior Ranger seashore activity book.
Padre Island National Seashore.
10 Nature Discoveries on the Sandy Shore.
Sand, sun and geometry.
Jumpstart Your Beach Unit with Free Lesson Plans.
(You can see why I loved this book, Seashore Watcher for an easy unit study. It has easy hands-on ideas.)
Seashore Watching Media
Seashore Watching Hands-on Activities
Make a ceramic starfish.
Fun coloring pages. Common seashore creatures.
Motion from the ocean fish mobile.
21 fun and active games for kids to play on the beach.
Wild Horses of Assateague Island Lapbook. Natural Learning Opportunities on a Beach Vacation
How waves affect beaches hands-on activity.
25+ Beach Learning Activities to Build Background Knowledge Before Your Beach Trip.
15 Seashore Inspired Kid Crafts.
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And yes I know sometimes you can’t get to the seashore or beach, but you can get to your backyard for some science. You’ll love this fun hands-on science!
Look at these other links:
Seashore Observations Printable Activity from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Seashells by the Seashore | Notebooking Pages from Jenny at Faith & Good Works
Beach Scavenger Hunt from Emily at Table Life Blog
10 Nature Discoveries on the Sandy Shore from Eva at Eva Varga
Turtle in the Sea Online Book Club from Dachelle at Hide the Chocolate