Here is a simple 6 page mini-book that is perfect for use with your 'Ocean' theme! The text is simple and repetitive using the sight words: I, see, & the. I have created the book for use with the Under the Sea sticker book by Creatology, available at craft stores. I purchased mine at Michaels for $1.
I use these activities in my integrated PreK small groups like this:
1. I read a finished copy of the mini-book that I have assembled ahead of time.
2. Each child is given a small cup with the stickers they will need.
3. I have the children cut out (if they are able) the numbers on the last page of this product, which I usually copy on white paper, as pictured in the preview. For kids with fine motor delays, I do the cutting ahead of time.
4. I tell the kids what ocean creature belongs on each page and have them count the number of stickers they have of that creature.
The kids then glue the corresponding number and apply the stickers on each page. I give them the option to color. Each page has this basic text:
I see ___ sea turtle under the sea.
After the books are assembled, I always have each student read the book again with me. There are a total of 6 pages for the mini-book. Each page is half of a sheet. I print my kids' books in black and white on colored paper.
Using different sea creature stickers than those pictured? Let me know and I'll change the text for you!
Questions or comments? Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org