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Learn how to make this awesome snapping fish craft! Plus, I have a great big list of 25 ocean books for kids.
I REALLY love the ocean and learning all about it. Today you get to see a great big list of books you can use to teach your kids about the ocean.
I grew up in Florida, so the ocean is a place that is near and dear to my heart. Unfortunately, now I live days away from the ocean so my kids don’t get any exposure to it. I am sharing with you 25 ocean books for kids that are just great!!
But, before I get to the books, I want to show you how to make this snapping fish craft!
How to Make the Snapping Fish Craft:
We did a super fun snapping fish craft that I have been wanting to try for a long time. My kids have really been having fun playing with it! It expands in & out making it look like it is biting.
Supplies for the Fish Craft:
To make this snapping fish, you will need the following:
paper for the eyes.
Cut 4 strips of cardboard 2″ by 12″.
Also cut out two upper-cased P shapes for the head.
Paint all of the pieces and let them dry. Poke holes with a pencil to prepare for the brads. The four strips need three holes each- in the center and on each end.
The P-shaped pieces need 2 holes- the center and the end.
Join the pieces together with the brads. Decorate with eyes & teeth.
See how much fun my kids had with the snapping fish craft?
Now for the ocean books!
25 Ocean Books for Kids
Here are links to the books if you are interested in learning more about them all. I starred our VERY favorites!
by Holling C. Holling
This is an amazing book on hermit crabs that you could make a whole unit study about. Lots of fun!
This is a great reference book with full color pictures.
(This is a really special book to me. My dad got it for me when I was a kid & we went on a birthday trip together. I have always had fond memories of reading this story.)
Love the snapping fish craft?
See More Ocean Themed Activities:
Shark Activities for Kids
Sink or Float: Density of Salt Water
Seashell Acid Base Experiment