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.
Starfish are a unique and fascinating sea creature. We have some fun activities here to help your kids learn more about starfish!
Did You Know?
All starfish have something called five-point radial symmetry, which gives them their unusual star shape. They are found in every ocean on the planet, and there are over 2,000 species of starfish.
Fun fact: Starfish are not really fish, despite their name! They are actually a type of sea urchin. Sometimes they are known as sea stars.
Our Starfish Activities
This simple starfish would be a fun introduction to our complete the picture puzzles for young children.
This cheerful creature will brighten up any rainy day. When it's too wet to go to the beach why not have a go at our learn to draw a starfish tutorial and bring the beach to you?
Follow up a visit to an aquarium with some creative writing using our fun starfish acrostic poem printables. Choose from four versions to suit all ages.
This starfish colouring page is perfect for younger children, who will enjoy colouring in the smiley starfish. Why not cut it out and put it on display?
Our smiley starfish finger tracing page is a fun early literacy worksheet. Use as part of an 'under the sea' or seaside topic.
This is a super grid copy for younger children, who will love copying our friendly, smiling starfish from the left grid to the right!
Use a seaside theme to make writing more fun this summer. Children can practise tracing letters and the then have a go at writing the word on our starfish handwriting worksheet.
This gorgeous starfish lacing card makes a good first lacing or sewing project for little kids. Punch holes around the edges and lace or sew with a shoelace or length of wool. Laminate for extra strength and if you wish to reuse. Click the link below for our printable version.
This starfish lacing card has a simple outline, making it especially quick to make and suitable for younger children.
Lovely smiley starfishes decorate these printable name badges, and we hope they bring a smile to the face of the children that wear them!
This smiley starfish illustration is sure to cheer up the child that sits at the place marked by these starfish place cards! Kids can write their own names with the handwriting guide lines, too.
No matter how often I study a starfish, I am always amazed at this extraordinary living creature. Will you be lucky enough to find one the next time you visit the seaside?
Our starfish template has a simple line for the kids to cut out. Yellow or brown construction paper looks particularly effective and realistic!
Trace over or in-between the dotted lines to reveal a pretty starfish, ready to colour in. The simple outline makes it just right for cutting out, too.
Practise letter formation by tracing the letters to spell 'STARFISH' and then colour the cute starfish.
Here's a factfinding worksheet about starfish that's perfect if you're planning a trip to an aquarium, or just want to learn a little more about this fascinating sea creature.