Beach Themed Unit Study Resources for a Summer Study

It's the dog days of summer. We live in a part of the US that gets pretty hot and sticky come July and August. Kids who might have enjoyed some summer break in June are being to get a little bored sitting around inside because it's too hot to go out. Attitudes break out. Arguments ensue. When this happens at our house, it's usually a sign that we need a little more structure to our day. We need to *gasp* do some "school."

Beach themed unit study

If you're still doing some homeschooling through the summer, but you want your summer to be more fun and less like "school", fun unit studies are a good way to keep learning, and have fun while you're doing it. With these books and activity resources, you can make a beach-themed unit study that's academic but also lots of fun.

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Books to read

Sun, Sun (toddlers and preschool)

Beach themed books

Beach Bugs: a Sunny Pop-up Book (preschool)

Beach books for kids

Janice Van Cleave's Oceans for Every Kid (elementary)

Ocean experiments for kids

Ocean: a Photicular Book (preschool and up)

Ocean book for kids

A Day at the Beach (early elementary)

Beach books for kids

S is for Sunshine: a Florida Alphabet (elementary)

About the beach for kids

Bats at the Beach (preschool and early elementary)

Beach books

A House for a Hermit Crab (elementary)

Beach unit study books

Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef (preschool and early elementary)

Beach books for kids

Seashells by the Seashore (elementary)

Books about the beach for kids

Websites to check out

Science Kids has a Fun Beach Facts page.

Find more beach information on this Science for Kids page.

Funcomet has beach facts, links to articles about the beach, and some beach themed printables.

Watch this Science Facts for Kids video all about oceans and beaches.

The Crayola playsand website has 18 fun facts about sand.

This Curious Kids video is all about the habitats of the beaches found in Southwest Florida.

Beach themed unit study resources

Activities and crafts to try

Got goodies you found at the beach? Kids' Activities Blog has 21 crafts made from things you've gathered at the beach.

Left Brain Craft Brain has seven fun science activities that are beach themed.

Edventures for Kids has several science themes that you can talk about as you visit the beach ore learn about the beach.

Simple Fun for Kids has a free printable ocean creatures memory game for little kids. (with newsletter subscription)

Make this cute and simple Suncatcher Jellyfish craft from I Heart Arts N Crafts.

Find the recipe for sand slime at Little Bins for Little Hands.

I love this Ocean in an Egg Carton Craft from The Imagination Tree.

The Kindergarten Connection has a cute homemade summer play-do set that little and big kids will have fun with. (I want one!)

Pre-made beach unit studies and lapbooks

The Shark Express Lapbook from A Journey Through Learning is a quick and easy lapbook that can go with your beach study.

Homeschool Share has a free lapbook based on the book Hello Ocean.

Homeschool Activities has a great free ocean creatures unit study.

CurrClick has a downloadable beach unit study that has activities for grades K-12.

With these books and activities, you can make a fun beach unit study for summer learning. Does your family have any other favorite beach themed activities?

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