If you are teaching preschool arts and crafts and are looking for a Sea Horse theme, then here are some great ideas that you can use. First of all, children love the ocean and Sea Horses hold a special appeal to most preschoolers because of their unique appearance. If you are fortunate enough to bring live Sea Horses in your classroom, then you can display them in a tank. However, for most preschool teachers, this wont be an option and a more creative approach will be needed to ensure that your preschool arts and crafts Sea Horse theme is a success.
Tissue Paper Sea Horse
For this activity, you will need construction paper Sea Horse cut outs. Simply trace your Sea Horse template or shape on to construction paper then cut them out. For a free Sea Horse template that you may print visit here: http://www.firstschool.ws/t/cpseahorse.html
Let each child have some pre cut tissue paper and a little cup of Elmers glue. They can apply the glue with a paintbrush and decorate their Sea Horses with the tissue paper.
Underwater Sea Horse Scene
Here is an activity that you can use to create an underwater scene. This is a great addition for your preschool arts and crafts Sea Horse theme. First, you will need to print out this template of Sea Horses provided by First School. http://www.firstschool.ws/t/cp_animals/sea-horses.html
Have the children color the pictures with crayons. After children have finished their scenes, lightly paint over their pictures with blue tempera paint. This will give an underwater appearance to their pictures. As an alternative, you can have the children draw their scenes as well as Sea Horses, then color their pictures with crayons, and cover with the blue Tempera.
Sea Horse and Ocean Book for Preschoolers
For this activity you will need to print two copies of the Sea Horse template on cardstock (this will be the cover of the book). Again, you can find the free template here: http://www.first-school.ws/t/cpseahorse2.html. Next, you can add regular blank paper for the inside of the book. Have the children color and decorate the covers. Let the children paste pictures of ocean animals inside the book.