Ocean Zones Picture Cards

I made these cards (well, actually my husband did), to help us visualize and learn the ocean zones.

My kids love looking at pictures, books, cards, etc. anything with color, so I decided to create something that would get their attention and help them retain the information we are studying.

ocean zones cards shot WN

We talked about the characteristics of each zone and the animals that live in each zone. As a way to help them make a connection with the new material, we watched Finding Nemo. It is such a fun movie! But afterwards, we talked about the different ocean zones Marlin and Dori ended up at in their journey.  They actually went to all three zones and met different animals in each zone.

Photic / Euphotic:  The beginning of the movie with all the other fish and the coral. nemo

Bathyl / Disphotic: When they met the whale.

Abyssal / APhotic:  When they met the angler fish that tried to eat them.

It was a lot of fun to find a way to help them make those connections. After that we made the bottle project which I posted previously. You can find it under Science.

Another idea for these cards is to print them twice and you have a memory game.

Name an animal and the child names the zone it lives in.

Be creative and just have fun!

Click below to download the cards.

Ocean Zones Cards


  1. Just wanted to let you know we use your awesome printables every week as we dig into our CC stuff! Thank you so much for your hard work! Oh, and I am really enjoying the new history sentence pictures you’ve made the past few weeks. We took your idea of cutting out the pieces and playing a fun matching game. Genius! As I begin to prep for Cycle 2, I find myself hoping you’ll still be doing CC. You’ve blessed my year!

    • Thank you so much! I appreciate your encouraging words. I am planning on doing CC next school year for sure. I wanted to start this blog now at the end of the school year so people would know that I will be here posting new material throughout the summer as we prepare for Cycle 2. I have been having a lot of fun creating materials. Make sure you subscribe to the blog so you can get notifications every time I post new content. 🙂 Thank you again!

  2. I am so, so happy you have a blog now! I absolutely LOVE your files on C3 and we use them all the time! Thank you for being so generous with your time & resources!

  3. Hi! Just came across your site and loving it! I can’t wait to use these ideas! Thank you so much for sharing! Do you happen to have available the Four types of Ocean floor worksheet for the craft? I’m teaching at my Homeschool Co-op on monday on ocean floor and zones. Thank You!

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