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Seashell Activities

Seashell Activities
There are a variety of fun, learning seashell activities that you can do with your children that are appropriate for all ages.
seashell activities
I haven’t been to the beach in years, but one thing even as an adult that I loved to do was find seashells.  So naturally beautiful and interesting.  Seashells are great for little ones to explore, great for learning, and for sensory play.
 If you don’t have a collection of seashells readily available, don’t worry!  The above collection was purchased for just a dollar at my local Dollar Tree.
Toddler and Preschool Activities
Explore seashells using a magnifying glass
Language Development (talk about shells, where they are from, animals that live in them, colors, sizes, etc.)
Read books about seashells
Sort by Shape
Sort by Size
Order them from Largest to Smallest
Count Seashells
Seashells and Moon Sand/Dough

Older Children
Activities listed above!
Identifying and Researching Seashells
Jewelery making- necklaces (materials needed- string, bead, seashells, and hot glue gun)
Painting Seashells
Seashell Critters from

seashell activities


Have a seashell week with the family and enjoy learning, crafting, and exploring together!

Written by Jen


Monday 18th of June 2012

I love this ideas, i live near the sea and these are entretaining ideas while laying at the beach

JDaniel4's Mom

Monday 18th of June 2012

I need to dig out my shells!