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Sea Turtle Games & Learning Activities for Preschoolers

Welcome to my blog post about sea turtle games and learning activities for preschoolers! As a teacher, I love incorporating fun and educational activities into my classroom lessons.

Today, I’m excited to share some of my favorite ideas for teaching about sea turtles. These activities are perfect for young students, and they’re sure to enjoy them! So without further ado, let’s get started. :) 

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Sea Turtles are amazing reptilian creatures.

Sea Turtle Quick Facts

  • Have existed for over 150 million years
  • Were once bigger than a car, over time sea turtles have become smaller (now 2-6 feet long and 75-2000 pounds)
  • There are seven species of sea turtles
  • Sea turtles travel thousands of miles every year
  • They are endangered
  • They cannot pull their head and legs into the shell
  • They only come on land to lay eggs.
  • Only one hatchling in a thousand make it to adulthood (15-25 yrs) They can live to be over 100 yrs old.
  • Hatchlings will return to the same beach where they were born to nest if they make it to adulthood.
  • A female deposits 50 to 200 (depending on the species) Ping Pong ball shaped-eggs into the egg cavity.
  • The only ocean sea turtles don’t live in is the Arctic Ocean

Sea Turtle Games for Preschoolers

Sea Turtle Crafts

Language – I made these Sea Turtle Species three part cards to identify the seven species of Sea Turtles. Here is a great online resource for learning about the different Sea Turtle species.

Life cycle – We purchased these wonderful Safari Sea Turtle Life Cycle replicas and used this Sea Turtle Life Cycle document. We also watched a YouTube video of hatching making its way into the world.

Practical Life I created a sea turtle transfer tray with tongs, two identical bowls (one with the sea turtles and one empty to present) and ten mini sea turtles from Safari.

Sensorial – I found this great Tangram site and downloaded this sea animals tangram print out. I pulled out our Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and let my son at it.

Math – I created a number seven to represent the seven main species of sea turtles. Then I had my son cut out these mini sea turtles to decorate onto the number seven with glue, crayons, and markers.

Map – We took a look at where Sea Turtles live and nest like Australia and Hawaii. Then we took a look at this very cool Sea Turtle resource that allows us to track various sea turtles.sea turtle activities for kids

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

Marnie

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