Ocean Adventure 1
The Bundle Break Lesson Plan.
In this care learning experience, your child will explore all about the ocean, experiment with density, learn fun facts, and create their own submarine windows filled with origami sea creatures! This is part one of a two-part series on Ocean Adventures.
THE MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
2 paper plates
Child safe scissors
2 pieces of paper (colorful preferred) - squared shape
Markers, crayons, color pencil
2 cups water filled only 1/3 of the way
QUICK LESSON OUTLINE
Introduction: Introduce yourself, ask child about themselves
Start lesson: The Ocean
Activity: Yellow submarine + origami
Continue lesson: Animals and plants
Continue lesson: Whales and whale song
Activity: Water density and floating
Continue lesson: The Ocean
Optional activity: Book
End session: takeaways
TIP FOR BUNDLIST: Before the lesson, open up all links and images ahead of time. the lesson plan into two separate windows. Use one window for sharing, where you can also open up all necessary links, kindle books, and amazon music, in addition to the lesson plan. This way you will spend less time finding share windows, and can easily share content and images embedded in the lesson plan when needed. In the other window, use the lesson plan as
NOTE FOR BUNDLIST: Please review the outline ahead of time an become familiar with the content. In the first few minutes of the B2, gauge which kinds of activities the child is most interested in (science, content/discussion, arts and crafts, music, book, etc.) and focus your attention in those areas. Make sure you give them time for what they like the most. If a child is losing interest, switch gears to a new activity by asking what they’d like to do next. Key words in this lesson plan are in bold to help guide you.
Begin the session by introducing yourself to the child and/or parent. Confirm the care experience that they signed up for and review the materials needed.
Then start your session. To break the ice, ask the child their name, their age, and what their favorite thing to do is, favorite game or favorite class in school. (IDEA: Ask them what they are most excited about for this lesson—ask they what they are most excited to do in the break? Are they interested in the eggs? Do they like art and markers? This is one way to see what you can focus on at first.)
Explain that in this session you will talk about the ocean and everything that lives underwater, from the small fishes to the giant whales. What do you think animals that live in the water are called? (PAUSE, wait for response). Aquatic animals! Aqua is a Latin language word that means “water”. So basically, when we say aquatic animals we are saying water animals. What is your favorite aquatic animal? (PAUSE, wait for response) That’s a great one! Mine is ____. Guess what! When we build our own ocean together today, we can build a special home for your favorite animal. Super cool, right?