Friday, June 1, 2012

B for Beach

Oh, how I wish I was lounging on the beach!   Alas, we're stuck here for awhile! But, that doesn't mean that we can't have some fun with beach crafts. This one took us two days to complete, but the kids had so much fun reading about the beach and adding fun things to their letters.
For this craft, we used:
White construction paper
Blue and yellow paint
Sand
Seashells
Ocean/Beach stickers
Foam Fish
Sand Dollars
Construction Paper scraps
Crayons
Glue

 
To prep for this activity, I cut a large 'B' out of white construction paper and drew a squiggly line to divide it roughly in half.

1.  Using the blue and yellow paints, the kids finger-painted the top of their 'B' blue to represent the ocean and the bottom yellow to represent the sand.

 
2.  Then, we sprinkled the yellow paint with white sand and left our letters to dry overnight.

 
3.  The next day, I gave each child an umbrella top shape out of white construction paper and let them use crayons to decorate their umbrellas.

4.  Then, we used construction paper scraps to make the pole for the umbrella and a beach towel.

5.  Using glue, we attached our towels, umbrellas, seashells, and sand dollars to the "sand" side of the 'B'.

6.  Then, we used stickers and the foam fish to fill the ocean side.

 
 If you're looking for some more great Beach activities for preschoolers be sure to check out The Preschool Toolbox.

I also recommend our Homemade Moon Dough for some indoor beach play!

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2 comments:

  1. This is so much fun. I love the idea of making a letter into what it stands for. Great work.

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  2. That is a SUPER cute B and Beach Craft!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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