7 Turtle Themed Ideas For Your Activity Program

For all of the turtle lovers out there, we’ve compiled 7 of our top turtle crafts and activities for your program! You can also use these for an under the sea theme, ocean or nautical theme, animal theme, or include them in your lesson plan on nature conservation or wildlife habitats. These ideas are turtle-y awesome.

Celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23, sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue. This observance raises awareness and knowledge of turtles and tortoises. 

Turtle Crafts

Color-Me™ Turtle Key Rings

turtle key chain

We are excited about this new craft item! Create unique designs on these adorable turtle key rings. The pack comes with 48 turtles. Your group can personalize them with fabric markers, gems, and more.

Velvet Art 3-D Turtle

complete velvet art 3d turtle

turtle crafts

Velvet art coloring with a 3-D twist! After coloring these cute sea turtles, simply tape or glue the unprinted “wedge” under the printed area to create the dimensional shell. Add wiggly eyes, glitter, or gems for more fun! Velvet printed cardstock is pre-cut and scored for easy assembly.

Paper Quilling Sealife Designs

paper quilling turtle

Create a beautiful paper quilled design with the ease of an adhesive surface and no glue! This kit includes a turtle design and also a fish and whale designs. It comes with an 8” square white chipboard base, assorted color paper strips, reusable slot quilling tools, wood quill tools, detailed activity guide, and instructions. Adhesive wiggle eyes are included to added personality to your sea turtle!

turtle stool

Assemble and decorate this cute turtle stool as a fun wood project for your group. It can be used to hold supplies in your classroom, or for a small activity table while small groups learn about turtles and other sea creatures. The kit includes wood pieces, wiggly eyes, sandpaper, nails and easy assembly instructions.

Turtle Activities

I Am Lil’ Sea Turtle 100-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

sea turtle jigsaw puzzle

This 100-piece puzzle has a uniquely designed shape featuring a sea turtle and ocean and extra large pieces for easy grasping. Use the sea turtle puzzle image for reference. It also comes with a fun fact insert that you can use as an educational lesson.

Makerspace Sea Turtle Activity

How to Make a Sea Turtle – Makerspace & STEAM Activity

Check out our blog on how to make a sea turtle using these awesome Plus Plus pieces. This makes a great additon to your Makerspace or STEAM lesson plans. Kids can make several different types of animals, shapes, and objects by fitting the pieces together.

Robot Turtles™ Coding Concepts Game

robot turtles coding

A fun way to learn code! If you are introducing coding to your group, this board game teaches the fundamentals of programming, from coding to functions, while making it fun with silly turtle noises. Takes seconds to learn, minutes to play and provides endless learning opportunities. Before you know it, they will be writing computer games rather than just playing.

We hope your group enjoys these turtle themed projects. Check out our Under The Sea themed ideas here. 

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