This week, in our Ocean Commotion theme, we are wondering about the seascape which includes ocean water, the ocean floor, ocean caves, ocean plants and coral reefs. This post will focus on ocean plants.
Mother Goose Time sure goes above and beyond even with their teacher guides. I love the beautiful photos throughout the pages and the text that highlights what’s inside each one.
Below is the theme web for the Ocean Commotion activities we’ll be doing this month. Isn’t that little kiddo adorable?
Our Ocean Plants Daily Topic poster. We learned that ocean plants sometimes attach themselves to the ocean floor and other plants just float in the water.
Community Kelp Activity
Love, love, love these Community Challenges we participate in during circle time. The Community Kelp activity involved tearing (or cutting) green paper into strips to make seaweed, kelp or algae plans that grow in the ocean. The children worked together with my guidance, to tape together the strips of paper. Instead of making one long piece of kelp as suggested, we taped ours together. The suggested idea was to give the children prompts to “jump over”, “walk around” or “stand on” the kelp, but instead, we used it for a display in our room.
Here’s our “community kelp”! Most of the tape is on the back side. We may add more to this display later. I love the idea of working together on projects.
Seaweed Chips Recipe
I haven’t received my order of seaweed paper from Amazon yet, so we didn’t try this fun activity but plan to when it arrives! How fun is this, trying seaweed!
Ocean Zones Creative Art
We created ocean zones art using colored paper, green festoon for plants and ocean creature foam stickers. Plants live in the top layer of the ocean because the sun provides warmth and light for it to grow. Now, our artists used some liberties so not all the oceans perhaps show the correct order of ocean layers!
Our Ocean Zones art on display really adds the ocean theme feel to our room.
There’s a lot of critters hiding in this one!
We learned there are three main zones in the ocean: Sunlight, Twilight and Midnight.
The Sunlight zone is where most of the plants and animals live.