This simple technique - of using one of our templates as a reverse stencil - has created a stunning watercolour beach scene that is a perfect activity for a creative afternoon, for children of all ages. Cut out the template in advance if you are planning to do this with younger kids.
Have you tried "painting" with tissue paper? It's fun to do and the results can be unexpected and textural! This beach ball works well because the variation in colour enhances its 3D effect.
Scrunching up tissue paper and gluing it to something else is always such fun - and this finished beach ball picture is sure to be a favourite. If you print the colouring page onto card you could cut out the finished ball for display.
Practise your cutting skills with this fun beach towel cutting activity - perfect for any self-respecting toy to take to the beach! We have three of these pages, with an increasing number of dotted lines to snip...
Cut out the beach towel then cut its fringe carefully along the dotted lines. It will take concentration and careful scissor work because this has the most number of lines of all our beach towel scissor fun pages!
Here's a different way to get in some cutting practice. Cut out the whole beach towel then have the kids cut the fringe carefully along the dotted lines. The towel is the perfect size for a toy to use on the beach! We have two harder versions with tighter fringes to cut too.
There are 2 lovely seaside / beach pictures here for the kids to write about. We've only provided a few lines so that it's not too intimidating. Choose from handwriting lines or ruled lines.
This fun beach themed picture is a perfect starting point for some descriptive writing. What can the kids see happening in the picture? Write it down.
Look at the seaside / beach themed pictures and write the colours that you see. We've done the first picture with a dotted font to get the kids started.
There are 4 mini word jigsaws and 7 large word jigsaws in this seaside or beach-themed set. Print onto card, cut carefully along the dotted lines, shuffle and then have the kids reassemble them. For a bigger challenge, give them more than 1 jigsaw to do at a time.
Read the short sentences and colour the pictures accordingly. The kids will end up with a colourful collection of seaside objects and creatures!
There is all sorts to notice, point out and talk about in this interesting beach scene poster, and it might spark an interesting story too! Who lives on the desert island? Why is the girl in the middle looking worried? The waves seem a little high for a sunny day, don't they?
This simple poster is a great way to develop some vocabulary and conversation, pointing and naming things (and creatures) that you might see on a visit to the seaside. Print it out or look on your screen / whiteboard.
This lovely detailed beach scene poster is perfect to print or look at on screen (or whiteboard) as a conversation prompt. Build vocabulary while talking about what you see - and perhaps write about it too.
Print these fun seaside picture matching cards onto card then cut apart (or fold them in half and use them double-sided flash cards). Colour in the pictures too if you like...
Practise listening for initial sounds with the help of these matching cards. Look at the picture and say what it is out loud - then match with the correct letter. We've included a chart at the end of the pack to show what words we have used, in case there is any confusion.
Yum! Trace over the dotted lines of our watermelon tracing page, and then perhaps colour it in red and green.
Trace over the dotted lines on this tennis player tracing page and create a picture. Younger children can trace between the dotted lines; older children directly on them.
Here's a fun tracing activity for summer or a sports theme. Trace the dotted lines of this swimmer sat by the side of the pool. Younger children can trace in the "channels", more confident children directly on the lines.