Ocean Themed Movies for Kids

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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.


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 BlueThe Big Book of the Blue (The Big Book Series)Save the Ocean (Save the Earth)


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 BlueThe 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 OceanSave 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.

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