Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: Beach Fun Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

Summer is almost here! It already feels like it most days, and the sunburn on my face stands in testament to the increasing intensity of the sun. Of course, it is a popular activity to head to the pool or the beach in the heat of summer. I remember being able to go to the beach during the summer, having grown up in NYC. However, here in rural PA, I have been unable to do so for years. I have to admit, I do miss the feel of the sand and the smell of the ocean air. At least I don't miss the sunburns, because, well, I can get them anywhere.

Today I would like to share this fun round up of beach and ocean ideas to keep your children busy this summer. Whether you have access to a beach or not, there are ideas here for you. You can bring your children to the beach or you can bring the beach to your child.

Beach Fun Round Up

Sandy Fun

Sea Creature Sand Castle Cans from Crafts by Amanda
Sandy Plaster Hands from Life With Moore Babies

Tide Pool Art for Kids from Buggy and Buddy

Fun With Shells

Sea Shell Puppets from Zing Zing Tree

DIY Glitter Seashell Candles from Zing Zing Tree
Sea Shell Creatures from A Moment in Our World

Fishy Crafts

Paper Plate Tropical Fish from Crafts by Amanda
Simple Button Fish Craft for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things

Spin Art Fish Craft from Rainy Day Mum
Stone Fish Craft from Messy Little Monster

Ocean Creature Crafts

Cupcake Liner Whale Craft for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things
Mermaid Mixed Media Collage from Zing Zing Tree
Puffy Paint Starfish Craft for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things

How to Make Whale Collage from Zing Zing Tree

At the Beach

Very Important Tips for Beach Safety from Natural Beach Living 
Montessori at the Beach from Trillium Montessori 
Seaside Car Track Busy Bag from Adventures of Adam 

Beach Keepsake Craft from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Beach Activities: Make a Collage from Crafty Kids at Home

Sensory Fun

Beach Mystery Bag from Bambini Travel
Invitation to Create a Beach from Sugar Aunts 

Endangered Species Ocean Animals from Natural Beach Living
Ocean Themed Science Sensory Nature Table from Natural Beach Living 

Tot Time Preschool Letter O from Natural Beach Living
Beach Small World from Kids Play Space
Simple Beach Sensory Play from Simple Fun for Kids
Seaside Small World Tuff Tray from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Ocean Small World Play from Rainy Day Mum

Miscellaneous Beach Fun

Activities for a Beach Theme from Trillium Montessori
9 Good Beach Books for Kids from 3 Boys and a Dog
DIY Beach Ball Pinata Tutorial from The Jenny Evolution

28 Kids Books About the Ocean from Homeschool Preschool
Easy Handprint Beach Craft for Kids from Embark on the Journey 

Beach-Themed Printables

5 Beach Colouring Pages from Red Ted Art
Sea Drawing Prompts from Picklebums

Beach Pail 1-20 Number Recognition from Something 2 Offer

{Free} Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt from A Moment in Our World
Beach Sight Words from A Moment in Our World
Summer Tots to Prep Pack from A Moment in Our World
Mega Beach Fun Pack from A Moment in Our World

Under the Sea Fun

Under the Sea Preschool Activities from Natural Beach Living
Story Book Summer - Coral Reef from Rainy Day Mum

Tiddler Story Telling Prompts from Rainy Day Mum
Magnetic Fishing Number Game from Messy Little Monster

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 15 wonderful posts linked up. 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.

  Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

The Practical Mom shared Practical Ways to Organize Kids' Stuff

Here is the top clicked-on post:

Gypsy Road shared Trapped in a Box (No Doubt).

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

I would love if you could share my button. 


I am linking up here:

Simply Knowledge Homeschool


  1. What a great round up of Beach fun and learning! Thanks for sharing and for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  2. Looks like some fun ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the collection of things to do. This will keep them busy for a while.


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