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Dive into an underwater learning adventure with our Ocean Lapbook.

How to Complete Research for the Ocean Animals Lapbook

By the time your student is finished with this lapbook, she will be an expert on ocean animals.

This lapbook was designed to give your student ample research opportunities. I recommend teaching your student how to find quality websites such as National Geographic or National Geographic Kids, or going to the library to get books for this project.

Your student will have to conduct simple research in order to create this lapbook. However, the first page includes helpful terms and definitions for a variety of animal science words: anatomy, diet, predator, defenses, and lifespan.

Ocean Lapbook Templates

The printable file includes a variety of mini-books to help your student create a habitat lapbook:

  • Ocean Lapbook Cover Piece
  • Ocean Habitat Matchbook
  • Oceans of the World Map Book
  • Animal Classification Flap Book (Five Types of Vertebrates)
  • Killer Whale (Orca) Matchbook
  • Shark Layer Book
  • Dolphin Tab Book
  • Blue-ringed Octopus Tab Book
  • Clownfish Accordion Book
  • Jellyfish Trifold Book
  • Crab T-book
  • Eel Simple Fold Book
  • Ocean Animals Venn Diagram Flap Book
  • Ocean Food Web Diagram

How to Get Started with Your Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about oceans and ocean animals (whales, sharks, jellyfish, tropical fish, eels, seahorses, etc.). You can also encourage your student to use websites.
  2. Gather supplies: a file folder, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, and a pencil.
  3. Buy the Ocean Lapbook from the Tip-Top Printables Shop.
  4. Choose from two versions: full color mini-books or black and white mini-books.
  5. Print and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
  6. Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about ocean animals!

Get Your Ocean Habitat Lapbook

You can snag your lapbook right here, or you can go to the shop to check out the details and other habitat lapbooks.

Explore More Animal Lapbooks

We have gobs of animal lapbooks at Homeschool Share. Check out these ocean themed lapbooks: