Come On In, the Waters are Fine!


This summer camp lesson plan is centered around the ocean with hands-on, water-themed activities and experiments to engage preschool-age learners. This summer camp unit offers five 3-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for circle time, outside play, and table activities. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare for kindergarten.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival activity- Watercolor painting
  • Circle time- Buoyancy
  • Sink or float?
  • Outside play-Sponge toss
  • Rainbow boat craft
  • Center play- Blowing bubbles
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Boat float
  • Circle time- Dissolving
  • What dissolves in water?
  • Outside play-Water relay
  • Name cloud craft
  • Center play- Bubble painting
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Ice painting
  • Circle time- Melting
  • Calm down bottles
  • Outside play-Exploring ice cubes
  • Secret message
  • Center play- Weather forecaster
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Color Ocean animals
  • Circle time- Under the sea
  • Look at me, under the sea!
  • Outside play – Swim like ocean animals
  • Land or water?
  • Center play- Into the ocean
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Fishing for fun
  • Circle time- Have you ever been fishing?
  • Fishbowl craft
  • Outside play- Giant bubbles
  • Water world puzzles
  • Center play- Games- Go Fish
  • Reflection