Choose the base
Add ocean themed objects
Include some sensory tools
For our base, we went with the easiest choice of just water. Water can get everywhere, but it’s pretty easy to clean up. Then, I chose to add some plastic, colored aquarium rocks to the bottom for extra sensory exploration
Find some fun ocean animals to add! You could also add different rocks, under water plants, seashells, or submarines. I also so a cute boat and diver toy to consider.
Some of our favorite are measuring cups and spoons, bowls, ladles, and cups. You could also add sifters or shovels to go with the ocean theme.
Let your child help, too! This is a great opportunity to start story based play. We would talk about each sea creature and how they jump or splash into the water.