Wednesday, June 4, 2014

OCEAN Creatures in Children's Art + FREEBIE Mp3

Ocean Theme: Projects, Ideas and Inspiration RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

OCEAN TIME! OCEAN STUDY! OCEAN INSPIRATION! 
Today I've pulled together a RoundUP of dozens and dozens of ideas with an Under-the-Sea theme. I've been combing back through pictures that I've taken on my Author-Illustrator school visits over the last couple of years to plumb the depths of the ocean. As I share my books in schools, they share their projects with me! 

Three Picture Books by Debbie Clement of Rainbows Within Reach

I have Ocean bulletin boards, Ocean Murals, Ocean dioramas, Ocean creatures both great and small to share. My hope is to inspire your own plans to include *MORE* creative and original projects in the future. ENJOY! 

Let's start with these Hoosier dioramas. The whole world in a shoe box! You can see that the three dimensional studies are proudly on display below the student's written reports. Shazam! 

Ocean Theme Dioramas from Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach


Ocean Theme Dioramas from Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Ocean Theme Dioramas from Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Ocean Theme Dioramas from Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Believe it or not? 
This next image is of two Ocean Dioramas that I saw in Reggio Emilia, ITALY! 
Oceans are big and we share them! 

Ocean Dioramas from Reggio Emilia, Italy {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Ocean Theme Decorated Classroom Door {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

I LUV me a cooperative, collaborative project and an Ocean Study lends itself to just that sort of treatment! 

Ocean Themed Collaborative Mural {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

I just included this Ocean Graph in my very recent RoundUP of all things 'graph-like.' 

Ocean Graph {from Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach


Ocean Artwork Painting {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}


Textured Fish Storytelling Prop {Ocean RoundUP of a GAZILLION Ideas at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Artwork in the Style of Britto {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration}


Anyone a fan of the flip flop? 
How clever is this Beach Bulletin Board for color fun? 
Makes me smile from ear-to-ear! 
Simple wins every time! 

Ocean Bulletin Board using Flip Flops as Color Focus {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Bulletin Board for Reading {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Get Hooked on Math Bulletin Board at RainbowsWithinReach





Beach Scuba Scene for Summer at RainbowsWithinReach

Beach Scuba Scene for Summer at RainbowsWithinReach

Beach Scuba Scene for Summer at RainbowsWithinReach


Ocean Themed Writing Assignment {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Student Ocean Fish Drawings {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Student Ocean Fish Drawings {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Student Ocean Fish Drawings {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Student Ocean Fish Drawings {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Here's another bulletin board, but more on a nautical theme! 
Sail into .............. grade. 
The flags make for such a clever finishing details. 


Ocean Sailboat Quilt {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Ocean Fish Painting {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Now for some Ocean Murals. 
From the Ultimate in Realistic to the Most Artistic-Creative. 



Ocean Coral Reef Mural {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinreach}



This next collaborative "Ocean Mural" was created by the students under the direction of the school's Art teacher. It took up the very l-o-n-g hallway between wings. It is my understanding that they make one new mural every year. I took quite a few pictures of the details, so you can appreciate the creativity! 
Don't you *LUV* the title? 

"It takes all kinds of fish to make a school." 

Ocean Mural: All Kinds of Fish to Make a School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

All Kinds of Fish in the Sea {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowWithinReach}

All Kinds of Fish in the School Sea {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowWithinReach}

All Kinds of Fish in the School Sea {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowWithinReach}

All Kinds of Fish in the School Sea {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowWithinReach}





Kindergarten Under the Sea Quilt via RainbowsWithinReach Ocean RoundUP


You know how they say that things are BIGGER in Texas? 
Take a look at these decorated doors for an Ocean theme! 
Yup. I saw them in Texas!
Yup. They were bigger than anything I had EVER seen. 
Yup. The kiddos LUV LUV LUV'd showing me their room! 

Ocean Themed Decorated Doors {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach: Over 100 IDEAS!}

Ocean Octopus Decorated Classroom Door {Ocean RoundUP over 100+ Ideas at RainbowsWithinReach




A painted window next to the classroom door: name that ocean creature. 
Another Ocean Bulletin Board Theme.


Ocean Themed Bulletin Board {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Florescent PAINT! 

Ocean Themed Bulletin Board Detail {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Fish Bowl  {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}





I want to give an award to this "Ocean Reading Corner!" 
Doesn't this just make you want to curl up with your favorite book? 
BRING ON SUMMER! 

Ocean Themed Reading Corner from Ocean RoundUP with DOZENS of ideas at RainbowsWithinReach

Sand Castle Poem by Lynnette Streeter {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Rainbow Fish Piggy Back Song {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Anchor Chart: SHARK {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Beach Blog Hop

Beach Preschool Art

Now for some more *FISH* projects. 
From the simple paper plate possibility to the original and authentic painted! 

photo of: Preschool Fish Painting Bulletin Board



Photo of: F is for Fish Preschool art project



Ocean Fish with Feathers! {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Look at the fish above! 
Look at the fish below! 

One was created in New York. 
One was created in Italy. 

Can you guess which one is from where? 

Ocean Fish with Media {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Fish Painting {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Fish Painting {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Fish Painting {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Fish Painting {Ocean RoundUP of Inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach}

Shells & Ocean Science {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Shells & Ocean Science {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}



Here's a completely awesome idea! 
In Texas, the art teacher 'sells' ceiling tiles to students for their paintings through the Art Club. 
Parents sponsor their child's painting. 
The $$ collected goes into the Art Department budget for the extras. 
*I'm sorry this is such a rotten picture, but the idea is too terrific not to share. 


LOOK at these INCREDIBLE "Kite Fish"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
These were made my 3rd graders in the Art Room at Mr. Greg's school in Tennessee! 
Too amazing for words. 
Butcher Paper by the roll! 
Three dimensional! 
GOTTA LUV an OUTSTANDING Elementary School Art Teacher! 

Japanese Koi Fish Kites by Third Graders {Ocean and Sea Creature RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Japanese Koi Fish Kites by Third Graders {Ocean and Sea Creature RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Bulletin Board to display Writing {Ocean RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach}


Ocean Writing {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Ocean Writing {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Writing {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}



photo of: Valentine's Bulletin Board, school of fish bulletin board

photo of: Bulletin Board of Under the Sea: Fish and Jellyfish via RainbowsWithinReach

Underwater Collaborative Art Project via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: beach painting by toddlers, sundown over ocean art for children









photo of: children's painted fish artwork

Colorful Art by children

Are you ready for THE.MOST.AMAZING sea creatures seen in an elementary school? 
These beauties were displayed hanging from the ceiling. 
THEY WERE HUGE! 

Let me see if I can track down some specifics. 
Particularly the grade level of the students. 
I have to ask Luanne of "Kindergarten Rocks."
She's in my phone, so I can send her a text! 


Ocean Sculptures in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Ocean Sculpture in Elementary School {Ocean RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

I have created a series of "Writing Prompts" based on photographs I've taken. 
I've selected several of my Ocean-based writing prompts to include here. 

Have you heard? 
We're going to HAWAII for the first time, later this summer. 
Yes. I promise to take scads more photos! 
In time I'll make some more writing prompts! 
Promise! 

Photo of: jellyfish on beach







Do you work in a "FAITH BASED" setting? 
One of the favorite songs that I've written is entitled, 
"God Did." 

The lyrics are: 
"Who made the waves in the ocean, the sand on the beach, 
the sun in the sky, the juice in the peach........... 
Do you know? I do. God did. That's who." 



I have it in a zipped file in digital format as an Mp3. 
You can download it for *FREE* at our 
Early Education Emporium. 
The file has powerpoint slides of the lyrics included. 

*Or you can purchase it at Teachers Pay Teachers. 

One of my favorite school visits of the year is my annual trip to St. Paul in Westerville, OH. 
I've been going there for about the last ten years or so. 
My visit is usually at the VERY end of the school year. 
This year I was their mid-May thanks to the flexibility of my dear friends. 
What a JOY to see this bulletin board in the kindergarten classroom of Mrs. Rose! 

"God Did" Bulletin Board for FREE Mp3 of Debbie Clement Song

I know that you want to take a closer look at this amazing Kinder writing! 


"God Did" Bulletin Board for FREE Mp3 of Debbie Clement Song

I have an entire Pinboard on Ocean, Beach and Faith
already organized and awaiting your browsing.



Now let's conclude with some of my photographs. 
I enjoy adding sentiments and quotes to my snaps. 
Hope that they brighten your day! 











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