Easy Lobster Craft for Kids with Free Lobster Template

Teaching the letter L or exploring the ocean with your toddler or preschooler? Use this free printable lobster template and build your own cut and paste lobster friend! He is the perfect, easy, under the sea art project to do this summer with your kids. #lobster #lobstercrafts #oceananimals #oceananimalcrafts #SimpleMomProject

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You know the lobster tank at the grocery store? The one in the back near the butcher. My kids could stand there watching the lobsters for at least a half hour. Usually, I’m in a hurry to fulfill my grocery list, so we don’t spend long staring at these mysterious crustaceans.

If your kids are equally fascinated by the lobsters at the market, they are going to love this easy printable lobster craft.

This lobster craft printable is an easy activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. It’s a great way to spend some quality time learning about ocean animals with your little ones before a trip to the beach, the Maine lobster festival, or as part of a unit study on ocean animals.

Keep scrolling to get your own printable lobster template and see how you can incorporate this fun ocean animal craft with your little one’s under the sea studies today! 

Check out the printable build-a-jellyfish and fun clam shell for more ocean themed simple craft fun with your little ones.

Adorable Lobster Craft for Kids with Free Lobster Template

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Lobster Craft Supplies:

After you’ve printed out this no-prep jellyfish craft template and gathered all of your supplies to make your own jellyfish friends, explore jellyfish together through play.

4 Awesome Ways to Have fun With your Lobster Craft:

Lobsters are really quite fascinating. Here are some great ways to enjoy creating lobsters at home with your toddlers and preschoolers:

1. Alphabet Learning: 

L is for lobster! Attach your lobster craft to construction paper with the letter L as part of a visual alphabet full of ocean animals for young learners to enjoy. Your preschooler might also enjoy thinking of a letter L name for his lobster friend. How about Leon or Louise?

Helping kids associate letters with interesting animals like lobsters can help them remember letters and letter sounds. It’s also a fun way to begin building early reading skills together.

2. Label your lobster:

Lobsters are truly fascinating! Did you know their claws regenerate? Did you know they have two different kinds of claws? One claw is called the “crusher claw” and the other is a “pincher claw.” 

This cute printable lobster craft is perfect for learning more about lobsters with your preschooler. You can have fun labeling the parts of your lobster together. Don’t forget the head, thorax, flippers, crusher claw, and pincher claw.

3. Lobster Counting Practice:

Toddlers will enjoy counting all the legs on their new paper lobster friends. Point to each leg as you count. This helps toddlers practice one to one correspondence, an important early math skill. 

For older children, print and create multiple lobster friends to post around the room. Then, have children walk around the room finding and counting each lobster they see in a fun filled lobster scavenger hunt.

You might even consider giving a prize to the child that spots the most lobsters.

4. Lobster Story Time:

Many studies have shown that reading aloud to children improves their language skills and their ability to read successfully on their own. Why not encourage your child to snuggle up with her new lobster pal for story time?

Or, if your child is a beginning reader, let him read aloud to his lobster friend to help build fluency skills and reading confidence.

Here are some fun lobster “tales” you might enjoy:

Lorenzo the Pizza Loving Lobster by Claire Lorden

When a Lobster Buys a Bathrobe by Ed Shankman 

There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi

Keep scrolling to get your own printable lobster template and start crafting ocean animal memories with your little ones today.

How to Make a Lobster Craft with Card Stock Paper

Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

After you’ve printed your lobster template on red and white paper, go ahead and cut out the body parts. 

Another fun way to enjoy this lobster craft friend is to print the lobster template on white paper and color him first. The cut and glue.

Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

Next, simply glue all of the pieces together. 

Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

And that’s it! How cute is he!

Lobster Template:

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Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

Don’t forget to come back here and share your fun lobster memories with me in the comment section. I love hearing about how you’re enjoying these printable paper crafts.

When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!

Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlersFree Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

Free Printable Ocean Animal Lobster Crafts for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and toddlers

 

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