newsSummer Program Report 2019: Under the Sea



Even if kids can’t actually visit an ocean they enjoy imagining what it would be like and engaging in ocean inspired pretend play. Nonfiction lovers are thrilled to learn new facts about sea creatures, and there are tons of opportunities for sensory exploration in this theme.


An ocean theme can be taught any time of year. It can be a separate theme, or you can combine it with another focus like the beach, specific sea creatures, or different kinds of bodies of water.


  • where oceans are found on Earth
  • what kind of water is in the ocean (and the properties of saltwater)
  • different layers of the ocean
  • specific animals that live in the ocean
  • jobs people have related to the ocean (fisherman, oceanographer, marine biologist, etc)
  • how far your hometown is from the nearest ocean