Ocean Habitat

This month I’ve been talking on Tuesdays about our animal habitat boxes.  Hard to believe we’ve just got one more week in this series!  I hope you are enjoying the ideas I’ve been sharing.  If you’ve missed any of them, here are the links:

Arctic/Antarctic Habitats  –  Dinosaur Habitat  – Farm Habitat

So today is the Ocean!  Becca’s favorite habitat.  She is obsessed with learning more and more about the ocean.  She loves watching Octonauts on Disney Jr, reading ocean books, and of course, taking care of our tank of saltwater marine life.  She would live at Sea World if she could.

The best part about these habitat boxes for me is that they take about three minutes to throw together.  And for a Mommy who works from home, that three minute prep for an activity that will occupy her for 20+ minutes, is GOLDEN.  So here’s what you’ll need:

colored rice (I used the blue and green rice mix that we already had together from our Colored Rice Sensory tray activity – KEEP everything, Mommy.  Just throw it in a bag when your kiddo is “done” and pull it back out a couple months later.  Keep everything.)

a storage box

Safari Ltd Toob (here are a couple great options):
Safari Ltd Ocean TOOB

Safari Ltd Coral Reef TOOB

Safari Ltd Baby Sea Life TOOB

Extension – get this Toob and make it be a shark box! Safari Ltd Sharks TOOB

A different idea for your older child learning about the various levels of the ocean – color your rice black and purple and get this Toob: Safari Ltd. Deep Sea Creatures



Author: travelwchristy

I am a SPED Paraprofessional who is mom to three beautiful children, a wife to a fabulous man, and blessed beyond compare!

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