This is a great time of year to learn about the ocean and all of the fun creatures you can find there. For this weeks literacy snack idea, we’re exploring the ocean and it’s creatures you can find there. We’re reading, Commotion in the Ocean, by Giles Andreae.
This is such a fun, bright and colorful book to share with the kids. Each page gives a few sentences about different creatures you can find in the ocean from octopus to sharks to jellyfish.
Speaking of jellyfish, that is our fun snack we’ll be making this week to go along with the book.
each student will need
a half of a slice of an orange
half of a mozzarella cheese stick-string cheese
four blue berries
These jellyfish will come together very quickly for the kids. Simply place the half orange slice on a napkin and add the candy eyes. Last to make the jellyfish tentacles, have the students peel apart their string cheese and add them below the orange slice. They can add the blueberries above the jellyfish so it looks like there are little bubbles under water.
While the students are enjoying their jellyfish snack, I created a free printable for them to work on. They get to go on their own ocean adventure and draw in all of the ocean creatures they’d like to see.
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
Learning about ocean animals is such a fun time in the classroom. I hope the kids enjoy the book and their jellyfish snack!
See you next time!