8th June 2020
World Ocean day Kids Activities
World Oceans Day is held every year on the 8th June to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and the role they play in sustaining a healthy planet.
This year the theme for World Ocean Day is “Innovation for a sustainable ocean”
We have created some exciting activities for you to do with your children, this gives you a chance to investigate the ocean and start a conversation with them on our oceans and what we can do as individuals to protect them.
There are many reasons why world ocean day is an important event. Here are a few to help you with your discussion:
- The ocean to home to trillions of fish and sea creatures
- It provides food focus all around the world
- The ocean generates large proportion of the oxygen we breathe
- The ocean provides jobs and incomes for many many people
Some facts on the ocean;
- The ocean covers 70% of the earths surface
- One million sea birds die a year because of plastics in our oceans
- Oceans absorb around 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impact of global warming
- The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on earth and covers one third of the surface
- The smallest area of water is the Caribbean Sea
Make a frozen Ocean
YOU WILL NEED;
- a plastic tub
- food colouring
- ocean animals, shells, stones
- warn water for melting
Add a couple of your animals or shells to the bottom of your tub. Pour some food colouring into water and then pour over your items until the run is half full. Freeze. Remove from the freezer, add more items and then more water(you can add colour if you wish) and the return to the freezer. You can experiment with freezing times to get a full block of ice or less time will give you part frozen pieces Luke our video.
Make a Wave Jar
YOU WILL NEED;
- a jar or bottle
- water blue food colouring
- cooking oil
- Optional – sea creatures/shells
Fill the jar half way with water and a drop of food colouring. Drop in any shells or animals. Fill as tightly to the top with oil as you can. This will stop the air bubble at the top. Then put on lid. For smaller children glue the lid on. Then place on side and move to watch the waves. If you shake it he mix you will lose the waves.
Colour in our ‘Save the ocean’ poster
Don’t forget to send use a picture of your finished poster or post it up on our Facebook page for us to see.
I hope you enjoy your activites, don’t forget to share your videos, pictures and posts with us.
We provide fun and interactive classes for children aged 0 - 10 years.