Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Oodles of Ocean Fun: An American Girl Book

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Review - Oodles of Ocean Fun: An American Girl Book

About the BookGirls who love the ocean will want to dive into this book! It’s packed to the gills with tons of sea-inspired activities, from tear-out posters and color-in doodles to fishy frames and seaside puzzles. Includes even more fun stuff to tear and share: coupons, crafts, puzzles, and postcards. Edited by: Trula Magruder

My Take on the BookThis delightful and fun filled book is a collection of posters, puzzles, doodles , cards, crafts, stickers, photo frames, and lots more. It is a great book to take to the beach and the activities are doable without the beach too.
Here is an example from the book:

The first section is called "Beachy Keen".
The first game is called "Shell Game". Sand is a must for these first two activities. Two girls collect rocks, sticks, shells, etc.They need ten total objects. Each girl draws a grid in the sand that is 25 squares. One girl begins by placing her objects in the grid boxes.The second girl looks at the objects' placement and duplicates it on her grid. She receives a point if she matches it correctly. Then the girls switch roles.
The second game is called "Sand Angel". First make sure the sand is not too hot. The child makes an angel in the sand (like a snow angel in snow). Decorate the angel with shells, seaweed,sticks,stones, etc. You may want to put a hat on the angel, a necklace, shoes, etc. Be creative , be silly, enjoy the fun!
Some of the other activities in the book includes" using pretty scrapbook papers which are provided to make a special book about a vacation. Use an old frame with no glass to make an underwater scene. Paint the frame blue, replace the glass with bubble wrap and attach some colorful fish, undersea stickers with double stick tape, etc.

Use the step by step directions to draw undersea creatures. Hang posters of a dolphin and turtle in your room. There are even directions to decorate cupcakes in a beach theme. Very cute!
These are too many activities, in this book ,to list them here. I am confident your special girl will love the activities and will enjoy sharing the finished products with someone special.
Have fun!

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