Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained this summer? Check out these free ocean-themed book companion worksheets that are perfect for preschool and kindergarten students!
These activities are based on the popular children’s book, “Commotion in the Ocean.”. Have you read it before? It’s one of our favorite books to read in the summer. These Commotion in the Ocean Book Companion Printables are perfect to add to your reading time.
What Does This Download Pack Include?
Included in this packet are beginning sounds worksheets, a do-a-dot printable, a graphing activity, and more. These activities are perfect for helping your child practice important skills like letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and counting. Plus, they’re just plain fun!
These pages are all in color but you can print them in black and white.
So whether you’re looking for ways to fill some time on a rainy day or you just want to add some variety to your homeschooling curriculum, these printables are a great option. Download them today and let your child explore the sea creatures in the ocean without even leaving home!
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Order a Copy of Commotion in the Ocean
This read aloud is the perfect story to add to your summer lesson plan. You will enjoy reading the book with your young learners at home or in the classroom!
How to Use a Beginning Sounds Worksheet
If you’re looking for a way to help your child learn the beginning sounds of words, a beginning sounds worksheet can be a great resource.
These worksheets are usually very simple, featuring pictures of ocean animals or summer objects and a letter that is the begining sound for the student to connect the image to.
Many preschool and kindergarten classrooms use these types of worksheets as part of their regular curriculum, but you can also find many free printables online. Help your child get ahead in school by using a beginning sounds worksheet at home!
They can also trace the letters for some handwriting practice which is great for fine motor building.
Listen to Commotion in the Ocean on YouTube
If you don’t have the book or don’t have access to the book, here is a version of someone reading it. You can certainly follow along and listen here and do the companion activities as well.
How to Use an Object Graphing Printable
Here’s a free printable ocean objects graphing page to use after you read the book. This ocean-themed graph is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and even first grade.
Just print it out, you can laminate it as well for durability if you want. If you do laminate it you will want to have some dry erase markers handy.
Graphing is a great way for preschoolers to learn about data collection and analysis. It helps them to understand how to organize information and to see patterns in data.
Kindergarten students can also benefit from graphing, as it helps them to develop critical thinking skills. It is a great early math skill for young learners to do!
Best Ocean Learning Manipulatives Online
Letter Do a Dot Worksheet
Do a dot printables are a great way to introduce preschool and kindergarten aged children to letters and numbers. They are also great for teaching children how to recognize and write their alphabet.
The best part about do a dot printables is that they are very versatile and don’t require dobber markers. You can use small trinkets, crayons, bingo markers, stickers and more! The possibilities are endless.
So, if you are looking for an engaging and educational activity for your preschool or kindergarten classroom, be sure to give do a dot printables a try!
Book Companion Printables for Preschoolers
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog
- Blueberries for Sal
- Rainbow Fish
- Eating the Alphabet
- Make Way for Ducklings
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
- Caps for Sale
- Pete the Cat and HIs Four Groovy Buttons
Books for Preschoolers About The Ocean
The Snail and the WhaleThe Pout-Pout FishWay Down Deep in the Deep Blue SeaNational Geographic Readers: In the Ocean (L1/Co-reader)Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist (Women in Science Books, Marine Biology for Kids, Shark Gifts)The Rainbow FishThe Three Little Fish and the Big Bad SharkSave the Ocean (Save the Earth Book 1)Good Night Ocean (Good Night Our World)Swimmy
Ocean Educational Activities for Preschoolers
- Ocean Color by Number Printables
- Ocean Day Cutting Practice
- Ocean Life Coloring Pages
- Shark Letter Recognition Activity
- Ocean Animal Preschool Worksheets
It’s no secret that reading to your children is important. Reading to preschoolers helps them develop essential literacy skills. Children who are read to on a regular basis learn about the structure of language and how print works.
They also develop a love for books and a desire to read on their own.
Reading aloud also helps them expand their vocabulary and learn new concepts. When you read aloud to kindergarteners, they also benefit in a number of ways. They learn to read with fluency and expression and develop comprehension skills. They become familiar with a variety of genres of literature. Best of all, reading aloud to kids of all ages helps them bond with you and builds their self-esteem.
I encourage you to add more reading to your preschoolers and young learners.