Activities for under 8s

Meet the Wild Ocean Explorers, who are ready to take children under 8 on trip to the ocean with our fun and creative activities.

Creative activities

Illustration of octopus character and pencil underwater

Design a sea creature

Give Octavia the octopus some colourful tentacles

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Illustration showing frames of comic strip

Ocean to Plate comic strip

Draw the missing pictures and fill in the missing words in the story

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Illustration showing decorated wristband and scissors underwater

Make a wristband

Colour in and cut out your own Wild Ocean Explorer wristband

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Illustration of octopus character with plate of fish nuggets

Make fabulous fish nuggets

A super simple, tasty recipe to make with help of an adult

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Investigation activities

Illustration of herring character with blue MSC label baseball cap

What makes Handi Herring a fish?

Can you label the parts of Handi that make her a fish?

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Illustration of magnifying glass underwater looking at tin of fish with MSC label

Be a fish detective

Can you see the MSC logo on these products when you go to the shop?

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Puzzle activities

Illustration of dot-to-dot activity, with pencil underwater

Dot-to-dot and draw a habitat

Make Handi Herring appear again and add some fishy friends

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Illustration of food chain card game with sea creatures

Food chain card game

Help the Wild Ocean Explorers work out what eats what

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Illustration showing two spot-the-difference images of fishing boats under magnifying glass

Spot the difference

What are the differences and which picture shows the best way to catch fish?

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