Learn more about the Puget Sound's resident orca pod with our interactive orca family tree.
Fun, printable worksheets to practice STEM skills and learn about the marine environment.
Printable, black-and-white coloring sheets with interesting facts.
Learn about animal anatomy, conservation issues, scientific basics and more with easy-to-understand illustrations and photos.
Is It, Isn't It Activities and Cheat Sheets
Ever wondered how to tell similar animals apart, or how to define certain types of animals? Many of these informative sheets also offer quizzes to test your knowledge.
Show your love for the ocean and make a splash with our marine-themed wallpapers, sized for a variety of devices.
Age and grade guidelines below are recommendations. Many of these activities may be easily adapted for kids at any level. Watch this space for more activities in the coming weeks!
Grade 2 and up (ages 7+)
Web of Life
Grade 3 and up (ages 8+)
Counting Sea Stars
Grade 4 and up (ages 9+)
Build a Shell
Grade 9 and up (ages 14+)
Whale Food Pyramid
Sinking Slowly (easily adapted for younger learners)
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Word search and codebreakers
Search for marine-themed words and practice math skills with these fun activities, great for elementary-school-aged kids.
Spot the differences
Compare two marine-themed illustrations and see if you can find the differences (answers at bottom). A fun activity for all ages.
Join us for marine-themed story time!
Check out the story, Underwater Music, published by Cricket magazine (for kids ages 9–14), written by Seattle Aquarium Ocean Policy Manager Nora Nickum and illustrated by Agnes Loonstra. You’ll learn about the different calls of the endangered orca pods, what you can do to help the orcas, and where to go to hear live sounds from the hydrophones!
Check out the story, Hugo and the Seal, published by Cricket magazine (for kids ages 9–14), in which a boy finds a seal pup at the beach and helps to protect it until its mother returns. This story was written by Seattle Aquarium Ocean Policy Manager Nora Nickum and illustrated by Becca Santo.
Read aloud: Catastrophe by the Sea by Brenda Peterson
Read aloud: Puffin Peter by Petr Horcek
Read aloud: Wish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures by Bonnie Worth
Read aloud: Lootas Little Wave Eater by Clare Meeker
Read aloud: Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud by Donna Rathmell and Doreen Rathmell and illustrated by Connie McLennan.
Read aloud: The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna.
Read aloud: A Little Otter's Busy, Complete Day by Roberta Brooks and illustrated by Lindsay Holladay Van Damme.
Flip through: A Little Otter's Busy, Complete Day by Roberta Brooks and illustrated by Lindsay Holladay Van Damme below.
Read aloud: The Salmon Twins by Caroll Simpson
A fun assortment of marine-themed activities for kids of all ages.