Monday, April 19, 2010

Sea Horse Craft


Supplies:
1 large piece of blue fun foam
1 large piece of green glitter fun foam
1 large piece of orange glitter fun foam
1 bag of ocean foam sticker shapes that have sea horses (I used Funky Foam Ocean stickers found at Hobby Lobby)
glue
scissors
medium wiggle eyes
black marker


Book: Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward and T.J. Marsh, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler

Somewhere in the Ocean is a counting picture book of various ocean animals. The words are actually part of a song which children love to hear when reading the book. The pictures are colorful and engaging. There is also a reference section in the back of the book giving more information on the ocean animals featured in the book.

Optional Book: Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle
Mr. Seahorse has wonderful illustrations in Mr. Carle's signature collage style. The addition of acetate sheets that hide the animals allow the children to anticipate what is coming next. The book features other sea creature fathers who take care of their young.


Directions:


1. Trace the student's hands on the back of green glitter fun foam. You will need at least 4 traced hands.
2  Cut out the hands.


3. Glue the “seaweed” hands to a large piece of blue fun foam.


4. Glue the pre-cut big sea horse onto the piece of blue fun foam. (Use the sea horse pattern and trace onto orange glitter fun foam)


5. Place a wiggle eye onto the sea horse.


6. Place seven sticker fun foam sea horses onto the page. Optional: Use the pattern to cut out 7 smaller sea horses to glue onto the page.



Extensions:

Use some of the extra ocean foam stickers to create a 3-D memory game, pattern pieces, or color sort game.
Supplies:
2 inch square chipboard pieces (I used Bazzill Chips by Bazzill Basics.) Optional: milk jug lids
Ocean fun foam stickers
Directions:
Place a sticker on a piece of chipboard. Make sure there are matching pairs.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What great timing! I am putting together some under the sea fun just now and this is perfect. I also went back and have noted your memory and tic tac toe game. I think ER will really like them and I happen to have a digital kit that will work well with them. Thanks!

April 19, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Ticia said...

way super cute! Love this idea.

April 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Mama Jenn said...

OH, this is way cute!!! I love the memory cards too!!!

Thanks for linking up!

May 25, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Toddler Approved said...

love this! would love you to share it in our beach themed link up.
http://toddlerapproved.blogspot.com/2011/06/camp-mom-link-up.html

June 26, 2011 at 3:31 AM  

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