Group Size:
up to 35
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Animals
Diversity of Life
Energy
Food Webs/Chains
Habitats
Plants/Algae
A short game, which will help the children understand why marine creatures need special adaptations to help them survive in their habitat. This activity is part of the habitats and adaptations lesson plan resource.
Group Size:
10 or more
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Group/Team Working
Icebreaker
Warm-up and familiarisation game. Introduces facts about marine life and is useful for gauging the abilities and background of the group.
Fun warm-up game. Introduces the hermit crab and makes children think about the consequences of removing shells from the shore, as well as habitat carrying capacity, adaptation and predation.
Group Size:
Any
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Animals
Diversity of Life
Habitats
Plants/Algae

Introduction:

Use this true or false game to learn facts about the marine life!

Location:

A clear open space.

Materials:

Markers for True and False ‘zones’ and cards or a sheet with ‘facts’.

Group Size:
up to 35
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation

Introduction:

Location:

a clear open space where running is possible.

Materials:

Some way of marking a starting line and a finishing line (rope, seaweed, twigs, line in sand etc).

Group Size:
up to 35
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
A fun warm-up game. Teaches children in a fun active way about the life and habits of limpets.
Group Size:
Any
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation

Summary

A fun warm-up game introducing the topic of camouflage and adaptation the game can also be used to talk about what crabs are and what preys on them.

Group Size:
Any
Ages:
Any

Topics/Skills

Animals
Design & Technology
Diversity of Life
Food Webs/Chains
Habitats
This is a great follow up activity to shore exploration, particularly if pupils are asked to base their work on something they have learned during the day. The activity encourages collaborative working.
Group Size:
10 or more
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Animals
Art & Design
Citizen Science
Drama / Role Play
A fun warm-up game introducing the topic of camouflage and adaptation the game can also be used to talk about what crabs are and what preys on them.