If you have your own aquarium - or have ever visited a big one - you know that they can full of interesting fish and objects and acquarium paraphernalia. But can you come up with a word for each letter of the alphabet?
Sea Creature Puzzles
We've got a fun collection of puzzles and puzzling activities here, all based around a sea creature theme. Perfect for your topic activity, to accompany a visit to an aquarium, or just for fun.
You might find all sorts of different kinds of fish in a home aquarium - but can you find them in the word search below?
This delightful under-the-sea themed circles colouring page is a puzzle too, as children can count the circles as they colour. How many will they find?
Complete the picture of the dolphin in the grid by filling in the missing parts, using the bottom picture as your guide. These puzzles are useful practice for all sorts of pencil and copying skills, and they are fun, too!
Parts of this jellyfish are missing! Can the kids fill in the gaps by copying the missing bits from the right picture to the left?
Fill in the gaps in the picture of the lobster on the left, by copying the missing bits from the picture of the lobster on the right. Great for practising concentration skills and pencil control!
Here's a trickier complete the picture puzzle. Children will need to look closely at the octopus on the right to help them complete the picture on the left. There are a lot of tentacles to copy!
Complete the picture of the sea turtle in the grid by filling in the missing parts, using the bottom picture as a guide. These puzzles require concentration and copying skills, but they're lots of fun too!
This seahorse picture is quite detailed so the kids will need to concentrate to copy the picture on the right to fill in the missing parts on the left.
Children will need to use their observation and copying skills to complete the first picture of the shark - filling in the missing bits with reference to the complete picture.
This lovely starfish picture is a little easier to complete than some of our other complete the picture puzzles, so younger kids can give it a try. They can colour in the picture when they've finished too.
This simple starfish would be a fun introduction to our complete the picture puzzles for young children.
See if you can complete the picture of the whale using the image underneath to guide you. This is a great one for children who find the grid copying activities a bit too tricky.
This funny crab grid copy puzzle is a good one for younger kids, with fairly simple lines to copy. Teach them how to count the squares and copy the contents of one square at a time...
We've got three variations of this dolphin dot to dot to print. The first uses the numbers 1-26. The second uses lower case alphabet. And the third uses upper case alphabet. Whichever you choose, we hope the kids enjoy it!
Here's a fun way to learn how to draw a dolphin - and to practise some copying and concentration skills too! Copy across the complete picture on the left onto the grid on the right, square by square.
Can the kids find the five differences in this fun Finding Dory puzzle? Print the puzzle out and then get the kids to draw a ring round the differences when they spot them.
Here is a fun way for the kids to practise pencil control skills! Copy the fish from the grid on the left to the grid on the right. The fish has some tricky lines to copy on the fins and tail, so a good challenge for older kids!
Here's a simple, colourful fish matching puzzle for younger children. Match the pairs by colour and find the odd one out.
Can the kids copy this picture of a jellyfish from the left grid to the right, one square at a time? Our grid puzzles are great for practising pencil control and concentration skills.
Here's a fun way for the kids to practise their pencil control skills! Get them to copy the lobster from the grid on the left to the grid on the right - counting the squares and copying each one individually might help...
Our grid copy printables are a great way for the kids to learn how pictures are created and practise pencil control, counting and copying skills. This octopus grid copy is a tricky one with all his tentacles, so not for absolute beginners.
This delightful octopus is holding a bottle with a message in it, and an anchor. Ask the kids to guess which arm holds which, and then trace the arms to see if they were right...
How many words can you find in this sea creature boggler puzzle? The longer the word the more points you will earn.
Here are 5 sea creatures and their corresponding shadows, but we've mixed them all up! Can the children work out the correct shadow for each picture?
Our sea creature word scramble puzzle is a fun addition to our sea creature vocabulary printables. Unscramble the anagrams and match to the pictures.
Copy our lovely sea lion picture with the help of the square grid. Children can count the squares and copy the details in each square individually if it helps. Great for concentration and pencil control skills!
Copy this lovely picture of a seahorse from the grid on the left onto the grid on the right. This seahorse illustration is one of our more challenging grid copy pictures and will require concentration and a steady hand!
Can the kids copy our picture of the shark from the left grid to the right? It is easiest to go one square at a time, with some careful counting, observation and copying.
This is a super grid copy for younger children, who will love copying our friendly, smiling starfish from the left grid to the right!
Here's a fun dot to dot for younger children. Join up the numbers, capital letters or lower case letters to reveal a friendly whale.
Our grid copy pictures are a fun way for kids to learn to draw simple pictures - and they involve careful counting, pencil control and copying skills too. Here's a lovely whale grid copy to try.