The ocean is always fun to learn about, no matter the season, but it’s especially fun as the weather gets warmer. With summer break and trips to the beach on the brain, I decided to incorporate some ocean-themed learning fun into our math centers. Your kids will have a blast counting sets with these fun and free Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards!
*Pair with our Kindergarten Clothespin Clip Cards BUNDLE!
Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards
These Animal Count and Clip Cards cover addition within 12 and are perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten small groups or math centers!
To get these super fun cards ready, I printed them out and laminated them. After cutting them apart, I placed them in a small basket with some clothespins to have ready for a quick and simple math center!
I like to play the game first with my kids before letting them give it a go independently. We love clip card activities so I knew they would be excited!
RELATED RESOURCE: Ocean Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten
How to Play
To start, the students grabbed a count and clip card, counted the ocean animals (we also named them too, which is great practice if you are learning about the ocean in general) and then clipped the matching number.
I love these clip cards because while my kids were having a blast counting and clipping, they were strengthening fine motor skills, too!
You could even make these counting cards self-correcting by writing the correct number on the back of the cards. If you do this, I recommend printing on cardstock though, so that the cards aren’t see-through!
This activity is sure to be a hit and will help keep your kiddos engaged and learning as summer break draws near!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start counting ocean animals? Grab your free copy of the Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!
More Ocean Themed Fun
Scroll down and check out some more super fun ocean themed activities from some awesome kid bloggers!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
(NOT SHOWN) Ocean Size Sort: Small, Medium and Large // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Odd and Even Number Fishing // Adventures of Adam
Ocean Animal Beginning Sound Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Ocean Counting Mats // Mom Inspired Life
Ocean Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Free Ocean Flip Books for All Ages // Simple Learning Kids
Shark Roll and Cover Game // Playdough to Plato
Write and Wipe Addition Cards // The STEM Laboratory
DIY Ocean Counting Clip Cards // Life Over C’s
Color Word Clip Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Ocean Sensory Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Subitising Fish Game // Fairy Poppins
Salt Water Experiment | Ocean Science for Kids // Science Kiddo
Diving Fish Science Experiment // Schooling a Monkey
Ocean Animal Count and Clip Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Five Little Fishies Song and Counting Printables // Stay at Home Educator
Ocean I Spy Printable // Powerful Mothering
Color Matching Fish Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Ocean Sensory Bin // Play & Learn Everyday
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