Under the Sea Day Preschool Camp

Crab Themed Lunch

The theme for our fourth and last day of Aunt Kathy’s Preschool Camp was Under the Sea. Our previous themes were Australia, Dinosaurs/Volcanoes, and Outer Space.

I made this lunch for my 28 month old nephew. I was running out of time so I quickly cut the sandwich freehand. My nephew enjoyed everything except the pepper.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Fruit: Strawberries

Vegetable: Red bell pepper

Background: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzel and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Baby Crackers

Crab: Peanut Butter sandwich on wheat bread, Wilton candy eye, and food marker smile

Shark Lunch

I made this lunch for my nephew who is almost five. I was running out of time so I quickly cut the sandwich freehand. I was going for shark but I think that it looks more like some type of fish. My nephew did not mind, he gobbled up this lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Background: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzel and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Baby Crackers

Shark: Peanut Butter sandwich on wheat bread, Wilton candy eye, and food marker mouth

Vegetable: Corn (I think of corn as a starch not a vegetable but my young nephew is limited with vegetables he will eat and he requested corn)

Fruit: Blueberries

Preschool: Our focus of the day was anything that is Under the Sea but we also had fun with sand. We played with Play-Doh, sand and water. We ate fun and healthy food. We used hands to create cute painted crabs. We pretended to walk like a crab, swim like a fish and used snorkel equipment.

We used Play-Doh to imprint shells and pose laminated paper sea creatures.

Shell Imprint in Play-Doh

Shell Imprint in Playdough

Laminated Sea Creatures in Play-Doh

Under the Sea Playdough

I created a quick sandbox from a plastic tote. We added some sand toys and plastic gold coins to find in the sand. It was a rainy day so we played on my side porch.

Sandbox

Mini Sand Box

I created a water table of sorts from a plastic tote. Old and young kids all enjoyed this so much! We had things that floated (sponges, cork, plastic boat, watering can) and things that sunk (flat marbles).  This activity was a huge hit!

Water table

Play Water Table

I found cute Under the Sea themed chocolates at The Fresh Market. They were a fun addition to our food for the day.

Crab and Fish Shaped Chocolate

Fish and Crab Chocolates

Since it was our last day, I bought a watermelon and designed and carved a simple Shark/Under the Sea themed fruit bowl. Our fruit salad contained watermelon, red grapes, and pineapple. It was delicious and all enjoyed a fruit feast!

Under the Sea Themed Carved Watermelon

Under the Sea Watermelon

We made an Ocean in a  Bottle and filled it with small shells and small plastic sea creatures I found at The Dollar Tree.

Ocean in a Bottle

Ocean Bottle

We found this cute crab hand print idea and did our own version. The young nephews enjoyed picking out googly eyes.

Crab Hand Print Craft

Handprint Crab Craft


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11 Responses to Under the Sea Day Preschool Camp

  1. mtetar says:

    What a camp provided by Aunt Kathy’s Preschool! Congrats to Aunt Kathy the fun time, creative and healthy lunches, and activities provided for the children. Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar

  2. coconutcraze says:

    Wonderful theme and activities. What an interesting way to learn!

  3. bentodays says:

    Lovely! So creative with the activities and I totally love the shark carving and the watermelon fruit bowl. Beautifully done, I am sure they all had a great time!

  4. OK, totally love this post!! I have 4 grand-girls who would think this all is big fun! thanks for posting all the fun details!

  5. me says:

    the hand print crabs are very cute!

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