Creative Expression Group Activity: Under the Ocean

Oh wow! It’s been a while since I have written. I think I might have forgotten how this goes, but I’m back ladies and gentlemen. I now have a full class and we have been doing lots of fun activities and this week for the Early Education theme we are talking Oceans.

My class did a group creative expression a few weeks ago that they still go and visit on the wall every day. This project works on Fine Motor Skills, Creative Expression, Spacial Recognition, and Social Interactions, and Self- Regulation. Once the artwork is done and up on display, it leads to Dramatic Play.

Creative Expression Ocean

During our Under The Sea Theme week we made our own Ocean for the kids come back to daily and that encourages a conversation amongst themselves, their parents, and the teachers.


  • Under Sea Creatures Stickers
  • Large roll of paper
  • Markers


  1. Tape the large piece of blue paper to a table or wall.
  2. Give each child a marker in shades of green and blue and let them make marks on the paper
  3. Once they are done with making marks start handing out stickers and let the kids put their ocean creatures in the ocean.

Once we were done with the picture I put it in a frame that we have down low for the kids to see. This was the best part of it because the next morning they walked into a surprise of their group art on the wall and they engaged their parents and each other in conversation about what made and the creatures that they put in their ocean. Right now they trace the waves that they made with their fingers and they like to pretend that they are under the sea with the fish and whales.

Creating an Ocean

I hope that you all enjoyed. I am glad to be back. I hope that I will have the time to share more activities with you all because I really miss each and everyone, my readers.

If you want to read more Ocean Themed activities then check out the posts from my friends in the Early Education Team.


There’s a Shark in the Sea Beginning Sounds Song

Alphabet Ocean Sensory Bin

Collaborative Ocean Art Project for Kids

Ocean Animal Tangram Cards

Ocean Play Dough Invitation to Play and Learn

Small World Ocean Play (Without Water)

Play Sand – Ocean Play

Story Telling Sea Shells

Alphabet Fun with Seashells

Paper Plate Shell Craft

There are 5 Oceans Children’s Song

Sea Turtle Life Cycles

Ocean Inspired Mono Printing

Jello Ocean Exploration on the Light Table

Find the Hidden Numbers Ocean Clip Cards

Fishbowl Counting Mats and Fishy Letters

Host an Ocean Theme Playdate

Ocean I Spy Counting Printable

Laundry Hamper Sailboat

Under the Sea Play Plus Search and Find

Free Ocean Matching Pack Printable

Sea Turtle Life Cycle and Sensory Bag

Ocean Themed I Spy Jar

Ocean Color Sorting and Threading

Super Simple Ocean Sensory Bin

Making 10 Addition Puzzles

Message in a Bottle Craft

Spin Art Fish

Ocean Animal Busy Bag

Painted Shells Art Project

Top 10 Ocean and Beach Theme Activities

Under the Sea Painting with Pout Pout Fish

Commotion in the Ocean Book and Activity

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean Story Book and Activity

A House For Hermit Crab Activities

Make Rainbow Sea Shells

DIY Mermaid Tiara to Make and Wear

Hunting for Sharks Teeth with Kids

Water Color and Salt Coral Reef

5 Responses to Creative Expression Group Activity: Under the Ocean

  1. angie says:

    love the theme and it certainly has so many great activities. Kids are sure to love it and that makes it all that much fun
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  2. Jess says:

    Such a neat idea!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. I love the idea – and it looks like kids had so much fun 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    I love your ocean activity! It is so neat that you framed it as a surprise for your students the next day. I plan to dig out some appropriate stickers and use this as a follow-up to the island book and activity I wrote about earlier this week. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Kate says:

    Such a great idea!
    Pinned & Tweeted!
    Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope you can join us next week!
    Kate |

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