I’m really excited to share these new ocean animals directed drawing printables with you. This cute drawing theme is perfect for an ocean animals theme this year! Plus, adding a drawing challenge to your family game night, lesson plan, or homeschool unit study has lots of great benefits for kids.
How To Draw Ocean Animals
I can’t wait to share these cute ocean animal drawing pages. Kids can have fun and get creative while drawing fish, dolphins, turtles, and more. Plus, I’ve included our favorite ocean picture book suggestions and cool resources to extend the learning with your kids at home and in the classroom this year.
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Benefits of Directed Drawing for Kids
Incorporating these ocean animals directed drawing printables into your lesson plans this year has tons of awesome benefits for kids. Check out some of the skills directed drawing helps develop:
- If you’re looking for ways to encourage your kids to use their imagination, you’ll definitely want to try adding a drawing challenge to your day. Drawing with kids encourages them to think creatively and use their imaginations too.
- Drawing builds fine motor skills. Developing strong fine motor skills is an important early learning skill because it’s a necessary part of learning to properly grasp a pencil, fasten buttons, tie shoes, and write.
- Kids can get lots of practice learning to be problem solvers with these drawing challenges too. Drawing can feel overwhelming, but directed drawing helps kids learn how to get started when faced with a blank page. Now that’s a valuable life skill!
It’s true, there are tons of benefits to incorporating drawing into your kids’ day. Plus, drawing is a lot of fun! Your whole family will enjoy drawing these cute ocean animals together this year.
Ocean Animals Drawing
Are you planning a family trip to the beach? Ocean unit study or themed learning week on the schedule this year? If so, you’ll definitely want to grab these printable ocean animal drawing pages to add to your fun this year.
Learn To Draw Ocean Animals
Check out all the fun ocean animals you can learn to draw with these cute drawing challenge printables:
Get ready to draw your favorite little fish characters with these cute ocean animal drawing pages. It’s the perfect activity to accompany storytime with The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Alternatively, you could add this cute drawing ocean animal page to family movie night with Finding Nemo and a fish-themed movie snack.
Seahorses are really interesting creatures! You can learn how to draw them with this ocean animals drawing printable. Then, explore these amazing ocean animals in Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle. Don’t forget to check out my seahorse unit study full of hands-on learning for kids.
Learn to draw dolphins with this ocean animal drawing printable. It’s the perfect hands-on learning activity to add to an Under the Sea Summer Camp. Then, explore these awesome creatures in Dolphin Adventure: A True Story by Wayne Grover.
Are your kids in love with the octopus too? Talk about a fascinating ocean animal! Have fun learning to draw your very own octopus friend with this ocean animal drawing challenge. Then, enjoy a sweet treat with these adorable Octopus Cupcakes.
What’s a prawn? That’s what my kids asked when they saw this drawing page. It was the perfect way to introduce them to these cool ocean creatures. You can read more about prawns and their role in the ocean in Dale the Whale by Eric Esau. It’s a colorful book that teaches kids important social-emotional skills featuring Dale, a whale, and Ron, a prawn.
Learn to draw these magical ocean animals with your kids in this ocean animal drawing challenge. Then, explore creating more fun jellyfish art and have fun learning with a multisensory experience with this Moon Jellies Sensory Bin.
I love sea turtles and this adorable sea turtle drawing challenge is a great way to introduce your kids to these beautiful creatures. Sea turtle lessons are also a great way to teach kids about ocean conservation.
Fun Drawing Challenge Ideas
You can use these directed drawing pages for kids to start their own ocean animals drawing challenge. Challenge family and friends to see who can create the most creative ocean animals using the prompts on these drawing challenge printables.
These cute drawing pages are a great way to have some fun on family game night. Print these ocean animals directed drawing printables and give each family member a different ocean animal or start with the same creature. Then, vote on the best, the silliest, and the most imaginative ocean animals.
You can make it interesting with ocean or beach themed prizes for the winners. We like to set a friendly wager: losers do the dishes or do something nice for the winner. How could you incorporate this drawing challenge into your family game night?
Share your ideas in the comment section.
Use drawing printables to get reluctant learners involved in some creative drawing fun. These work especially well in Zoom classrooms or online learning situations. You can use these directed drawing pages to help break the ice and get shy kids engaged and involved in the lesson.
How will you use drawing pages in your classroom or homeschool lessons this school year? Share your ideas in the comment section. I can’t wait to read them.
More Drawing Themes To Try
Once you begin incorporating drawing into your lesson plans and family fun, you’ll start to see all the awesome benefits. Honestly, I think our favorite part of adding drawing challenge ideas to our week is all the giggles.
We love drawing silly creatures and making up stories about the animals we’re drawing together.
If you’re looking for even more drawing themes to try with your kids this year, check out some of our favorite drawing themes and drawing challenges from the past year:
Easy Ocean Animal Drawings
I hope I’ve inspired you to give these printable drawing challenges a try. I just know your kids will have fun with these no-prep printables too.
Once you’ve finished drawing these ocean animals, come back and tell me all about the fun you’re having learning about ocean animals.