Ocean themed movies for kids are great for getting kids ready for a trip to the beach. They’re also perfect for inspiring conversations about the ocean and the animals that live in it.
Check out the great list of ocean movies for kids. You’ll find a great mix of fiction and nonfiction movies. All of them have one thing in common – each one is full of ocean fun!
These movies are great for kids in preschool to early elementary grades. They can be used at home and in a classroom setting.
Grab one or all from the list and create a fun bonding experience with your kiddos. Be sure to check out these fun ocean-themed snacks to munch on as you watch.
The great thing about ocean movies is that there are plenty to choose from. I’ve gathered up some of my favorites and listed them below in hopes that you’ll enjoy them, as well.
Make sure to check your local library first. If you can’t find them in your local area, you can always count on Amazon to deliver.
Ocean Themed Movies for Kids
I love to add movies to my lesson plans. They're a great way to introduce a topic or learn more about one.
They're also perfect for "doing school" on sick days.
What happens when a young fish develops a reputation as a "shark slayer"?
It it possible that a "little white lie" could have dire consequences?
Find out in this fun movie that teaches about honesty and character.
Who doesn't love the story of Marlin and Dory who are on an epic journey to find Nemo who's been captured and taken to a dentist office aquarium?
This movie isn't just fun; it's educational. Children learn about accepting others, persevering, and obedience.
Dive into adventure with Sammy the sea turtle as he swims the ocean searching for the love of his life, Shelly.
Based on the course of a sea turtle's life, this story of Sammy's breathtaking journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will love!
A fantastic journey through the magic of the deep blue sea!
Let yourself be amazed by little schools of fish that swim right into your living room!
See squid and the elusive octopus up close, along with the magnificent manta ray, and experience dolphins and turtles that visit you in your living room.
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal’s favorite chew toy.
Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans.
Aboard Aviva's newly designed Deep Sea Explorer, the Wild Kratts team ventures to the last creature frontier -the Deep Sea.
The challenges of the deep are many, and when ultimately they are forced to make a decision, the Wild Kratts must decide what is truly important.
After a shark attack leads to Angie and Puffy's 8 legged octopus friend getting lost in the ocean, a fun-loving manta ray helps them as they scour the ocean for their friend while meeting all sorts of fascinating creatures of the deep.
A constantly picked-on aquarium fish escapes her home, unaware of the dangers that await her in the open ocean.
With the help of other sea creatures, she learns how to be brave.
Pi lives in a part of the ocean that is controlled by big and powerful sharks who prey on the fearful.
After he suffers a great loss, Pi moves to a new town to start over and he falls in love with a beautiful fish named Cordelia, angering the local shark bully who has a thing for her.
Pi barely escapes becoming a snack and sets out to learn as much as he can about the reef with his cousin Dylan and when he is ready, he returns for a showdown.
The story of a whale named Kova, join her in the journey of a lifetime. The film tells the story of humpback whales and their great migration they take every year to breed and give birth.
Our oceans are amazing and full of wonder and this is just a reminder that we need to protect our oceans, after all, we share the same world.
BOOKS ABOUT THE OCEAN
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about the ocean. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Ocean Animals Who’s Who in the Deep Blue – Fans of Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory and Finding Nemo movies will love meeting the real underwater critters behind the film in this colorful, fact-filled nonfiction book.
The Big Book of the Blue – The Big Book of the Blue explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life.
Save the Ocean – Save the Ocean tells the story of Kaleisha, a mermaid, and Agwe, a silly sea turtle, who work together to discover that Agwe’s favorite food, may not be what it seems!
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
A beach-themed playdough kit is a great way to engage kids with a fun ocean-themed sensory activity.
• This gorgeous A to Z ocean animals poster is a colorful way to brighten up your learning space as you teach an ocean theme.
• These color by number ocean animals are great for practicing number recognition and color words as well as building fine motor muscles.