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Ocean Animals Cut & Paste Book

If you are looking for a fun way to help your kids learn about oceans, grab this free printable Ocean Animals Cut & Paste Book!

With this activity, they will be able to learn the names of several different sea creatures while also practicing their cutting skills.

Beginning reading activities like this one are a fun way for your children to practice concepts of print and other pre-reading skills too.

printable book

Printable books like this one are simply a book that you can print and reproduce for your kids.

You can make as many copies as you need so it is a great activity for classroom teachers, homeschool co-ops, and childcare providers.

With printable books, your pre-readers can work on holding the book correctly, turning the pages, following the text from left to right as you read, and much more. 

Getting Ready to Use the Ocean Printable Book:

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What’s Included:

  • ·Ocean Animal Cut & Paste Book

This free printable book includes a total of 16 pages (8 pages to print) including the cover. There are also 3 sheets with the animals. 

What Else Is Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Pencil

To prepare this reading resource for your children, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the reproducible book.

You can make as many copies as you need for your students.

tracing activity

Then, cut the pages apart and stack them together in order. Finally, staple the pages of the book together.

How to Use the Ocean Cut & Paste Book:

For this reading activity, your kids will turn to a page in their book and read the name of the ocean animal.

Fine motor skills

Next, your children will find the picture of the animal on their paper. They will then color and cut it out.

Reading activities

After cutting the ocean animal out, your students will glue it on the page in their book. Finally, they will trace the name of the animal.

Concepts of Print

Your pre-readers will continue to match the ocean animal names with the pictures until they have completed their book. 

Printable Book

This Ocean Animals Cut & Paste Book is a fun way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn about the animals that live in the ocean habitat. 

More Ocean Literacy Activities:

To extend this ocean-themed activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Ocean Books for Kids:

Share these fiction and non-fiction books with your children to teach more about oceans and animals.

The Fascinating Ocean Book for Kids: 500 Incredible Facts! by Bethanie Hestermann 

Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

Where the Ocean Meets the Sand by Beth Costanzo

Ocean Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these ocean-themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more!

Ocean Letter Find Activity

Shark Letter Recognition Activity

Ocean Visual Discrimination Clip Cards

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Or, help your kindergarteners review concepts to prevent the summer slide?

Dive into Literacy this summer with this bundle of engaging and educational activities!

Click on the link or the picture to learn more about the resources included!

Download the Ocean Animals Printable Book:

To the free printable ocean animals cut and paste book, fill out the form below with your name and email address.


Friday 30th of June 2023

Great for ESY!


Thursday 14th of July 2022

My kids love this book! We did the Arctic animals book in the winter too. Do you have anymore?

ABC's of Literacy

Thursday 14th of July 2022

I'm happy to hear your kids love the books! I have created another one with Rainforest animals but haven't posted it yet. Keep an eye out for it soon!

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

Monday 4th of July 2022

Super cute idea! I featured your cut and paste book last week for the Home Matters Party. Drop by to see your picture and description. Happy 4th!

Jenny Fahy

Wednesday 15th of June 2022


Justine Bowser

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

I love this

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