Friday Showcase- Beach Theme

I am on a beach theme kick lately.  First we made flip flops and now sand castles.  I blame it on the fact that it is already in the 90′s here in Florida and we’ve been to the beach several times already.

This craft was so easy and turned out really cute.  I got 2 toilet paper rolls and cut one about 1/4 of the way down.  Then I cut out a window in the tallest roll and cut rectangles out of the top of each one to make them look like castles.  We collected sand and crushed up shells from a park across the street.  We covered the rolls in glue and Ashlyn rolled them in the sand.  Then she cut a triangle out of paper to make a flag and she glued it to a toothpick.




For room time my 2 year old did an activity with magnetic letters.  I colored and cut out some beach pictures with the words at the bottom(crab, sand, towel, etc) and put a magnet on the back.  Then I gave her a cookie sheet and some magnetic letters and had her spell out the words.  She was so proud of herself.


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11 Responses to “Friday Showcase- Beach Theme”

  1. Sheli

    I love this! Thanks for always having great ideas!

    May 8th, 2009 at 8:00 am
  2. Melissa

    I love the castle. Thanks for the great idea!

    May 8th, 2009 at 10:46 am
  3. jennifer

    The castle is a terrific idea. I know I will be doing that.

    Thanks for linking with Friday Showcase.

    May 8th, 2009 at 2:04 pm
  4. Nicki

    Wow, I wish we could do a beach theme already! Our beach week will probably be in July or August, since thats when it will most likely be warm enough to go to the beach… IF our polluted Lake Michigan beaches are open!
    By the way, I love your Room Time idea! I used to try something like that with Little Bear but I called it Quiet Time, the idea being that, while her sister was napping, she had to play quietly on her own while I did some work. But Pufferfish barely ever naps anymore. Any ideas for room time activities for a not-quite-two-year-old?

    May 8th, 2009 at 2:18 pm
  5. Ticia

    I love both your ideas. They would both be a huge hit in our house.

    May 8th, 2009 at 2:22 pm
  6. KJ

    I love the magnetic letters activity! Thats going on my list of things to do!!

    May 8th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
  7. Brandy

    Oh I used to LOVE making those in my prek class. We just went to the beach today, it was tons of fun!

    May 8th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
  8. Lurline

    I really enjoyed this beach theme.

    June 27th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
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    December 30th, 2010 at 4:52 am
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