Themed Weeks: The Seaside

Our Seaside Themed Week

You may have read my post last week about planning our week with Twinkl, I wrote about how I have never really been very good at thinking of activities but was planning on taking the girls on a seaside adventure through various activities. Well, we had GREAT fun all week and I have decided to make it into a weekly roundup!

Each week I will share the activities we have done and let you know what the following week’s theme will be. Hopefully it will give you some ideas too!



Underwater fun

CRAFTS The first activity we did was from the Twinkl website, such a nice activity using lollipop sticks to make a fish. We stuck him on a paper plate we’d painted blue and added some tissue paper seaweed.

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INDOORS We decided to turn our conservatory into the ocean and so use paper plates, tissue paper and googly eyes to make octopuses and hung them from the ceiling. They look great!

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OUTDOORS We had a great time pretending to be at the seaside with out sand and water trays!

DSC_0697 DSC_0706 DSC_0711 DSC_0850HAND PAINTING The last thing we did was to get the paints out once again and make some handprint mermaids. They are so easy to do and the full instructions are on the Twinkl website. This wasn’t one for Little L to join in with as she still has a tendency to lick her fingers!!

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READING We also had great fun reading seaside related books. The main one being The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson. Here are the others we read:

  •  Commotion in the Ocean
  • The Rainbow Fish
  • Sharing A Shell
  • The Snail and the Whale
  • The Fruity Fish

It has been such a lovely week and we have already decided that this coming week’s theme is going to be Princes and Princesses after visiting Buckingham Palace at the weekend.

Come back next week to see how we get on! 

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We have been given access to the Platinum content on the Twinkl website but all thoughts and words are my own. 


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  • Reply
    Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    April 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Some fantastic ideas on here, I love the octopuses and the mermaids! I think I might trY planning more. Or get the baby out the way maybe!

    I was reading a great blog on this the other day “Sharky Knows” and she is going through the alphabet with crafts!


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      April 14, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Oh that sounds fun, will have to check it out xx

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    April 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Aw what a lovely week you had and it looks like so much fun- you thought up some super ideas. x

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      April 14, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      It was so much fun, thanks Katie x

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    Baby Isabella
    April 15, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Great post! I love the themed weeks idea! The seaside is one of our favourite places! The mermaid print is super cute too. We read the signing mermaid:) #TwinklyTuesdays #Minicreations

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      April 19, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      It is a great book isn’t it? Love all Julia Donaldson books x

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    Let kids be kids
    April 15, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Love all of these activities, fab ideas, especially the mermaid.

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      April 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    April 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Wowsers, what a round up – such amazing ideas on here. I love twinkl for giving us ideas but I definitely need to be more creative like you are! Thanks so much for linking up with #twinklytuesday

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      April 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I am really enjoying planning it x

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    Sammy From Mamma With Love
    April 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

    These are such fab ideas and loving that you have incorporated food into the theme too! I may have to steal some of your ideas! Will be looking out for the round up each week xxx

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      April 19, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Sammy xx

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    Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    April 17, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, this is brilliant. What a great selection of activities. Love the fish, and sand and water play is always good. I do find that having a theme in mind at the start of the week makes it much easier to some up with ideas x #MiniCreations

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      April 19, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      I’m loving having a theme, makes it so much easier x

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    April 18, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Fantastic ideas! I love the idea of having a theme week and must check out all those resources on the Twinkl website!

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      April 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      They are great Karen! x

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    Lucy Blossom
    April 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    What lovely activities, I used twinkl loads when I was teaching, but I shall definitely be looking for ideas when we’re next crafting.

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      April 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      That’s it, you wouldn’t think to use it as a parent would you but it is great!! x

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    April 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Grace says – We are in TOTAL awe of you guys. What a mega awesome crafting week you have had!! Those rock-pool pies look VERY yummy. I will be sending my Mum over to check out the recipe properly as I could just eat one of those now!!
    Lucas says – Wow!! How busy have you guys been???? Awesome…..
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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      April 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      You guys always make me smile xx

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