Oceans: Coral Reefs

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete. 

There are two videos to choose from about coral reefs. The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

Now choose an Activity

Learn More About Fish!

Watch this video about fish facts.

Then, draw a simple fish outline on half a piece of printer paper with a black marker.

Cut a rib of celery into four chunks and dry the cut ends a bit.

Dip the ends into paint and print rounded fish scales onto your fish outline. 

When dry, cut out your fish and put it in the sunlight zone of your Ocean Zones project.

Below is a video example of the project:


Label the parts of a fish

Watch this video on how to draw and label the parts of a fish… then do your own!

Make sure to label all of the various fish parts and fins! If your Sunlight Zone is big enough, add your fish drawing. If not, post it nearby.

Learn about sea turtles

Watch this video about sea turtle rescue and conservation. Then, just for fun, make a dozen little sea turtles to play with.
You’ll need:

  • An egg carton
  • Some green paint and construction paper
  • Scissors and glue

Be sure to add one to your ocean zones poster.

weird fish Project

Start with Seahorses…boys have the babies! Then move on to Pufferfish…they are poisonous!

Next, make a puffer fish fork-print painting and/or a seahorse paper plate craft to add to your sunlight zone ocean project.

Both of these are super simple and will only take a few minutes to make!

Make a Coral reef project

Watch this video about coral reefs. These fall in the sunlight zone. Then, make your own coral reef out of pasta!

Books About coral reefs

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Ocean Life Read Aloud

NOw Let’s Have some fun!