We’re adding more fun ideas for theme teaching around a beach or sea animals theme. You can use these fun gross motor games anywhere.
Preschool Gross Motor Games with a Beach Theme:
Sand Bucket Bean Bag Toss
On the playground, in the yard, in the classroom or even in the living room, you can set up sand buckets and play a beanbag toss game. (If you’re at home and don’t have bean bags you can use a rolled up pair of socks.) Each day move the tossing line back to increase the challenge.
Simon Says at the Beach
Simon Says at the Beach is simply a game of Simon Says with beach theme movements like these.
Walk like a crab.
Snap like a lobster.
Swim like fish.
Roll your arms like a big wave.
Tip toe like you’re walking on hot sand.
Dig in the sand.
You can combine many fine motor activities with this “B” is for Beach Mural.
Beach Theme Art Activity:
Allow kids to paint or color a large beach scene on freezer paper.
Let kids practice phonics and cutting skills while searching magazines for beach pictures that begin with the letter B such as bathing suits, balls, buckets, baskets, blankets and so on.
Let preschoolers add the photos to the beach mural using glue sticks.
“B” is for Beach Snack Time Ideas:
Play some soothing beach sounds CDs during snack time and serve snack on beach blankets for a fun change. Offer pretzels and take this opportunity to talk about the fact that salt comes from the sea. To continue to reinforce the letter “B,” serve up berries, bananas, broccoli or bread squares.
The beach is so fun and inspirational that it is no wonder people flock to the beach for vacations, but you can use these ideas to create fun learning and inspirational play for preschoolers in any setting.