These whale movies for kids are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Add them to your whale or ocean lesson plans.
As you begin planning your whale activities for kids, be sure to include a few educational and/or engaging movies.
Among the whale movies featured below, you’ll find nonfiction movies, cartoons, and more.
Whale Movies for Kids
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of movies about whales that your kids are sure to enjoy.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Two worlds separated by water and land come together in this heartwarming adventure about the friendship between a troubled young boy and an orca whale.
When a family of whales is trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, a small-town reporter and an animal-loving volunteer rally an unlikely coalition of Alaskan natives, oil tycoons and the Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales before it's too late.
Whales features the ocean’s most majestic creatures. This wild window contains spectacular images of humpback whales, sperm whales, and blue whales.
Based on the amazing true story of a marine biologist who befriends a six-ton Orca whale.
Like all close pals, Hank and Namu love spending time together. Whether sharing a morning swim or soaking up the afternoon sun, these two are virtually inseparable.
Trouble is, the local fishermen mistakenly think that Namu is a threat. Racing against time, Hank must enlist the help of a young widow and her daughter to save Namu and prove that he's a gentle giant!
Your family will meet whales with names and fun personalities. Salt, Pepper, Colt and many others are whales who delight more than a million people each year.
Your kids will fall in love with this DVD and the characters they meet. More than 30 named whales are introduced.
Get ready as Bob, Larry, and the rest of the Veggies set sail on a whale of an adventure.
This is the story of Jonah and the Whale as you've never seen it before!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT WHALES
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about whales. 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.
The Snail and the Whale – When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?
If I Were a Whale – Toddlers will love learning about whales swimming in the deep blue sea in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares simple whale facts in an imaginative way.
Dale the Whale – On his way to meet the Queen for some tea, Dale the Whale runs into so much company! Kids will love Dale and his silly sidekick Ron the Prawn in this touching tale about taking the time to help friends in need.
More Whale Fun
Toddlers will strengthen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with this whale chomp bathtub toy.
These adorable stacking whales will help preschoolers practice matching numerals and number words.
Little ones will love making music while strengthening motor skills as they pound on this wooden whale bench and xylophone.