Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sharpie Watercolour Ocean 16 Page Preschool-K Printable

When my kids were small, I was always looking for fun learning activities they could do.  This watercolour activity is fun for kids to paint, but also helps with printing, spelling and reading. Trace the letters and sound them out, then read the word - finish by painting the picture.  You can also buy educational books to learn more about the ocean and what is found in it.
Sharpie Watercolour Ocean 16 Page Preschool-K Printable 

Supplies Needed:

  1. Download and print out the 16 page ocean animals preschool pack. 
  2. Colour the paint tray cavities with Sharpie markers. 
  3. Fill each paint tray cavity with rubbing alcohol (the more alcohol that you add, the lighter your paint colour will be) 
  4. Use a paintbrush to mix up the Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to create watercolour paints (if you run out of a paint colour, use a tissue to remove excess moisture and colour the cavity again with Sharpie and fill with more rubbing alcohol) 
  5. Invite your children to paint the ocean animals! Let them trace the word with the paintbrush or a marker. 
  6. Use this as a learning opportunity. Talk about what ocean animal they are painting, what letter the animal starts with, how to spell the word and the role it plays in the ocean. You can even plan a beach day after completing this activity to try and spot some of these fun ocean animals.


  1. I love Sharpies! I would love to buy these for my boys. The different colours are amazing. I'm just used to the plain old black Sharpie. ;)

  2. What a fun activity! These printables are adorable!

  3. What a fun idea & these are so cute! I love it :)


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