Books and Resources for Learning About the Beach (Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach)

I’ve been posting this week in conjunction with our family vacation to Myrtle Beach- Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach. You can find the landing page with links to all the posts here.

I know that not everything has to be turned into a “school” experience. But, as a homeschooler, I do love to bring learning into everything we do. And I’ve found it’s always nice to have some books and indoor activities in case of rainy days at the beach. So today’s post has books and resources to help you bring some fun learning into your beach vacation.

Books, crafts, and unit study ideas for the beach

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Here are a few favorites. Click on the book to read more.


Using your gathered shells, make some easy homemade salt dough and make these sea shell salt dough pendants.

These paper plate jelly fish are cute and simple.

After you read The Rainbow Fish (above) make your own rainbow fish.

Here are two artistic techniques for making a beautiful seahorse.

Cupcake liners make cute fish in this simple craft.

Use collected sand and seashells to make these votive holders.

Unit Studies and Lapbooks

When you’re home from your beach vacation extend your learning with a unit study or a lapbook.

This one week Download N Go study from Amanda Bennett will let you and your children learn about Sensational Sharks.

Learning With My Boys has a free ocean themed unit study.

At the Beach is another beach themed unit study from Homeschool Learning Network.

Homeschool Share has a free shark themed lapbook here

And Homeschool Share has a free ocean themed lapbook that coordinates with Amanda Bennett’s Oceans unit study.

Fun books and ideas can let you enjoy learning as you have fun at the beach. Do you have any great beach themed resources to share?

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