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If you’ve been following along, you know that I recently completed a preschool ocean unit with my two kids. During this unit, I tried to incorporate activities spanning the curriculum, including science, language, math, motor development, sensory play, and art. This ocean stamp art activity was one of the ocean-themed art activities we did during our ocean unit.
Note: For more resources, printables and activities related to the ocean and its inhabitants, please see my ocean unit study page.
A while back I had picked up some jumbo ocean-themed stamps, and I was looking for a way to use them. I didn’t have any stamp pads large enough to fit them, but I realized they would work with our do-a-dot markers. So I pulled out some blue poster board paper to serve as our ocean backdrop and then let the kids have fun!
The do-a-dot markers worked very well for coloring the stamps.
And the kids loved pressing their ocean animals on to their poster boards to see how they would turn out.
Slowly, an entire ocean of animals began to appear.
Then the kids discovered that they could use more than one color of marker to ink their stamps.
And with that, some very colorful creatures were born!
After a while, QBoy decided to used the do-a-dot markers to add some seaweed to his ocean.
And here are the kids’ final products!
More resources for learning about the ocean
More ocean posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Ocean Montessori activities
- Learning about ocean animals
- Salt water and waves science
- Shell activities
- Blubber experiment
- Ocean animals book & 3-part cards
- Ocean Printables Pack
- Ocean Do-a-Dot Printables
- Ocean I Spy
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