There are so many incredible ways to learn outdoors, or using materials found outdoors! I’ve been busy compiling learning activities using shells from our various beach outings. Originally, I was only searching out math activities, but I came across so many amazing learning opportunities with shells that I’ve just included as many as I could fit in before our ever-interesting internet crashed for the day.
You can see my other roundup posts for learning using nature, too:
-Rocks and Stones learning activities
-Literacy Activity with nature
I encourage you to take a look at all the activities, since there’s lots of overlap of interest in children of varying ages. Have fun!
Every Star is Different put together an adorable mermaid unit with a seashells math activity, a shell sensory bin, and more.
No Time For Flashcards played a shell memory math game.
Living Montessori put together a whole page of shell and starfish learning activities, with a free printable too!
Crafty Moms Share created shell pictures – so cute!
The Life of Jennifer Dawn shared the most gorgeous sand dollar necklace tutorial I’ve ever seen. I’m bookmarking this one for next year’s planned all-girl trip to Cuba.
MamaPappaBubba did some inspired seashell painting.
I love this measuring seashells math activity from Little Bins For Little Hands!
Rainy Day Mum shows you how to dye seashells with color theory science, a lovely pastel color.
Paper and Glue explored shells and mirrors on the discovery table.
Sandpaper Science from KC Edventures has been a favorite activity this week with my 9 year old!
Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom did some seashells classification. My kids want to be homeschooled at her house.
How about growing crystal seashells with Little Bins for Little Hands?
Totschooling made some great “On the Beach” shells counting cards.
Learning4Kids made this sandy beach play dough and it’s irresistible!
You can make these simple seashell puppets from ZingZingTree any time, and they are so stinking cute!
Do you have learning activities with shells that you’d like to share? Please link up in the comments so I can add them in! And if you enjoyed this post and found it useful, please pin, “like”, and share so others can find it too. Thanks!