Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
The Seashell Song by Susie Jenkin-Pearce
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about seashells, but also with books about snails and hermit crabs.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Serve your preschool students snacks that go along with a seashell/ocean theme, such as goldfish crackers and fish sticks.
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Letter: Ss for seashell
Number: 8 for the 8 letters in the word seashell
Shape: various seashell shapes
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Click here for a seashell dot-to-dot picture.
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: Lead your students in a round of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, but have them hold seashells in their hands as they play. Play on carpet in case they should accidentally drop a shell or two.
Art Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Seashell prints: Set out a variety of types and sizes of seashells. Also, set out pink paint on paper plates. Give each of your preschool students a piece of white construction paper. Let them dip the seashells in the pink paint and make prints on the paper.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
(sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little,
Three little seashells.
Four little, five little,
Six little seashells.
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little seashells.
Ten little seashells on the beach!
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
Set out the letters s-e-a-s-h-e-l-l that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word seashell for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word seashell. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word seashell. Now have your preschool students count out 8 seashell shapes to set beneath the 8 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Seashells
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters S and s lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 8.
For older students, provide an example of the letters S and s and the number 8. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word seashell on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word seashell on the white board with pink dry erase markers.