Underwater Words for 3-5 year olds

I have never been under the water before….but I would sure like to go sometime!  I’d love to see fishes and octopuses and coral reefs up close. Maybe I could go in a submarine someday!  What would you like to see under the water?
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Read Together at Home

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.




Things to Do Together

  • Learn more with our partner Austin PBS: Download the Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure App 
  • Draw an underwater world featuring some of the characters you met in the books we provided for this week’s theme.
  • Sing! Baby Shark! Links to videos here: Click HERE for the English version. & Click HERE for the Spanish version.
  • Nemo Song (sung to the tune of “Bingo”): In the ocean lived a fish and Nemo was his name! N-E-M-O, N-E-M-O, N-E-M-O, and Nemo were his name-O! 
  • I’m a Little Fish (sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot) I’m a little fish o, (hold up one hand with the thumb facing upwards to represent a fish) Watch me swim. (move the hand back and forward) Here is my tail, (wriggle fingers on a fish hand), And here is my fin. (wriggle thumb) When I want to have fun, With my friends, I swish my tail and dive right in. (swish fish hand around)

Share Together

Reflect on what you read and did at the end of the week.

  • Did you…
  • I learned…

More Ideas for Young Readers

For additional resources explore the Oceans YouTube channel. It has a ton of awesome videos! Click HERE to access.

You can also check out this live feed of a coral reef via the links below. 



Learn and see more about the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans via National Geographic here 

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Underwater Words for 3-5 year olds
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