An ocean themed week

ocean themed activitiesHaving children at home for 6 weeks, means I have to come up with lots of different activities. Last week, we chose to have an ocean theme.

Firstly, we made port holes. It was so easy, but great fun. We just used a paper plate, coloured round the edge of the plate, then stuck ocean stickers in the middle, to create the picture and coloured in the sea blue.

picture of homemade port holes

After we made the port holes, we were wondering what to do with them, so I then made the children a boat out of a (very large) cardboard box. We stuck the port holes on the insides and put a pirate flag at the back. The children had great fun playing pirate games in it for days. At one point,we actually managed to fit 5 children in at the same time!picture of a large cardboard box boat

A little while ago, we collected shells from the beach. We got them out and first of all played around with them, to see what shapes and pictures we could make.

picture of shells in shapes

Next we made a beach scene, by putting sand in an old recycled plastic tub, used some foil for the sea, placed the shells around and then got the playmobil out to have a play on their new beach. It kept the children amused for ages!picture of a playmobil beach scene

Lastly, but not least, we then painted some shells. Some got painted in random colours, others had flowers or faces and a butterfly painted on them.

picture of shell painting

The children (and myself) had loads of fun with all these activities and the best part was, they were largely thought of by my children, they came up with most of the ideas themselves. I do love to let them get creative and use their imagination.

This also used up some of the activities on my summer holiday sanity list. I am progressing nicely with the list, but still lots more to do.

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24 Responses to An ocean themed week

  1. Pinkoddy says:

    What great ideas and made even better that the children were using their own imaginations.

  2. Jaime Oliver says:

    im loving the pirate ship honey its fantastic x

  3. Brilliant ideas! LOVE the portholes – never thought of those before :). wonderfully creative. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  4. pinkoddy says:

    Thank you for linking up with Motivational Monday :O)

  5. Mammasaurus says:

    Ooo super! I love the thought of themed weeks and days!

    Thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin It Party!

  6. anna says:

    love the themes!

  7. Mummy of Two says:

    Some fabulous ideas there – so imaginative! Thanks for linking up with the summer play linky!

  8. Love the pebble faces!

  9. Fiona Martin says:

    What fantastic ideas – I know my 2 would love doing all of them, will have to try some out!

  10. MummyTries says:

    Fab ideas for rainy day fun! My own post includes a cardboard box…might have a go turning it into a pirate ship at the weekend :o)

  11. lollinski says:

    What lovely creative ideas x

  12. we3three says:

    ah that looks like great fun, my boy would love the ship! x

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