Search for Seashells at the beach, then print off this free seashell printable for a fun seashell activity. Teach seashell screen free coding for preschoolers through this easy activity that can also duel as an easy shell craft while painting seashells.
We were at the beach week before last and one of my preschoolers favorite activities was walking the beach and picking up seashells! So I got creative and we decided to use her tiny seashells for this easy shell activity. Why not turn our experiences and adventures into a learning time, right?
Seashell Screen Free Coding for Preschoolers
Materials you need:
40 Tiny/Small Seashells
Free Seashell Screen Free Coding Printable (there is a printable for: ages 2-4 and ages 3-5)
First let your preschooler paint their seashells to the colors that match the printable!
Let your seashells dry and that might be enough for this activity for a sitting. The seashells have to dry anyway, so let the painting be the fun part of the day and let your preschooler go play and explore!
The next day…come back and let your preschooler sort all of their shells into color piles! My little one loves this part, it’s become easy to her and she enjoys it!
Grab your Free Seashell Screen Free Coding Printable and let your preschooler code by sequencing and following the patterns on the printable.
Coding activities without a computer starts with simple sequencing while engaging their minds in creativity, problem solving and math. I’m a firm believer in letting my preschooler explore and learn through hands on activities. I find myself drawn more towards the screen free coding activities as she is so young and I truly feel like the manipulative only strengthen her fine motor skills. I hope you’ll use this free coding worksheet as a resource to help you out!
STEAM Activities for Preschoolers
Remember the entire process with STEAM is so vital and important. If you are new to the idea of STEAM Activities for Kids and the process please be sure to hop over to my article on Everything You Need to Know about STEAM. Here I try to go in depth on why STEAM is important in Early Childhood Education.
Also remember STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. So how can you incorporate these five areas into this activity?
I always remind myself of the learning process through the STEAM activity:
Let your preschooler
For more SCREEN FREE CODING ACTIVITIES:
Fantastic Fun and Learning has some great insight on more Shell Activities for Kids!
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.