World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day has been recognised since 2002 and will be celebrated on 8th June this year. It's the perfect opportunity to learn about the oceans and their importance in our lives, and to think about what we can do to protect them and keep them clean and healthy. And of course it is a great excuse to dive into a sea creature topic - particularly if you focus on endangered species or other creatures under threat.

World Oceans Day

"No water, no life. No blue, no green."
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

"Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something."
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

"We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine."
Pierce Brosnan

"We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future."
President Bill Clinton

Save Our Ocean Printables

How Can I Make An Impact Worksheet

How Can I Make An Impact Worksheet

This worksheet has been designed for World Thinking Day 2018, but can also be used when thinking about how each child can make a difference in the world. One small action can ripple outwards to affect many people ...

How Can We Make An Impact Worksheet

How Can We Make An Impact Worksheet

Those involved with Girl Guides will know that World Thinking Day 2018's theme is "impact" - encourage guides to think about how their actions can make an impact and affect their friends and families and even the wider world.

No Water No Life Poster

No Water No Life Poster

This simple quote from Sylvia Earle, an oceanographer, has real impact. "No water, no life. No blue, no green."

Save Our Oceans Poster

Save Our Oceans Poster

This lovely colourful poster is a great visual reminder for children of the importance of keeping our oceans safe and clean to protect the creatures that live in it, and ultimately ourselves. Print using borderless settings if you can.

Sea Creatures

We've got a huge resource of sea creature resources here at Activity Village which you can use to explore the oceans with your kids! You will find crafts, colouring pages, puzzles, worksheets and all sorts of printables to enjoy here:

Sea Creatures
Sea Creatures

Seaside

For many of us the closest we get to the ocean is the seaside! You may find some ideas here to extend your look at World Oceans Day.

Seaside
Seaside

More Ideas for World Oceans Day

  • Did you know that 1 million sea birds die because of plastics every year? Why not start a campaign against the use of plastic bags in your school or community?
  • How about paying a visit to a beach near you and having a beach clean-up day? Every little bit helps.
  • Do some research about which ocean-dependant creatures are already endangered (for example, the sea turtle) and brainstorm ways in which you might be able to help.
  • If your child enjoys the Octonauts, you can find some special World Oceans Day activities to download here.
  • Find out more about World Oceans Day and how you can organise your own event here.

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