This Ocean Animal Ebook includes 14 templates which transform paper plates into marine animals along with photographs of each finished craft, step-by-step written instructions and some interesting non fiction facts about each creature.
This resource is designed to help kids gain an appreciation of ocean animals by reading and learning about 14 different creatures and completing a craft activity which can be hung proudly on the wall. It has been designed for 6-10 year olds, but younger kids may also be capable of making the crafts with the help of a parent or teacher.
The ocean animal templates are designed to be cut from construction paper by stapling the print out directly over the top of a sheet of coloured paper and cutting out the shapes (heavy stock is best but ordinary paper will also work). Alternatively you could print the templates directly onto coloured paper, or use paints or pencils to colour your white printed template. The animal shapes are then glued onto 7" (18cm) paper plates which have been painted to match the colour of construction paper used. Googly eyes are glued on to complete the animal.
An optional extra idea is to create an ocean collage background to place your sea animals against. This would make an eye-catching display on a large bulletin board, or alternatively kids could make their own ocean collage on large piece of paper for a single marine animal.
When you download this resource you will receive a zip file containing both a USA and a AUS-UK version. The differences are in the page size (US Letter vs A4), spelling and units of measurement.
Animals included in this resource are:
• Dolphin (template based on bottlenose dolphin)
• Stingray (template based on round stingray)
• Fur Seal
• Killer Whale
• Spotted Eagle Ray
• Humpback Whale
• Great White Shark
• Sea Turtle
• Blue Whale