Beach - Planning Ideas

Important dates and celebrations:

Possible times to use this topic:  July, August

Extensions of this theme: the ocean, boats, lighthouses, crabs, shells, sand, clams, seaweed/shore plants, starfish, barnacles, shore birds, seagulls, sand dollars, tides/moon, pirates, mermaids

Decorations:  nature table (shown above), shells, stones,  driftwood, boats, anchors, lighthouses, sand dollars, starfish, rope/knots, sea turtles, umbrellas, flip flops, sunglasses, sunhats, towels, grass mats

Common items to use:  dishes in the shape of or with beach items on them (plastic or china), themed handle spreaders, mini umbrellas for drinks, ocean printed napkins or placemats, hurricane lamps filled with sand, shells and candles, beach towels with beach item on them, shell or starfish shaped soap, bath or beach toys, your sandbox

Foods:  clams, mussels, oysters, crab, lobster, dried seaweeds/kelp/dulse, sushi

Clothing:  Clothing with starfish, crabs, shells etc. on it, temporary tattoos, sunhats, sunglasses, flip flops, swimsuits, wraps

Music:  Beach Boys 

        Eyewitness - Seashore


Outings:  visit the beach, attend a naturalist tour, visit a museum exhibit or ocean centre, have dinner at a seafood restaurant

Supplies to keep available:  paper and envelopes in green, blue, turquoise, white, navy, and brown, starfish/crab/shell pencils, erasers, notepads, rubber stamps and ink pads, stickers and embellishments, stencils, temporary tattoos, bookmarks, paper die cuts, glue, scissors, tape, baskets of shells and googly eyes, colouring and activity sheets

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