Giant Sea Creatures – An Ocean Animals Unit

Under the ocean there is a whole different world to be explored. It is a unique habitat with creatures large and small. Learn about giant sea creatures such as sharks, whales, squid, and more in this fun ocean animals unit.

Giant Sea Creatures ~ An Ocean Animals Unit from Starts At Eight

Giant Sea Creatures

Using the book Amazing Giant Sea Creatures from DK Publishing as a spine for this unit, my elementary aged daughter set out on an adventure to explore the giant sea creatures of ocean! {Many thanks to DK Publishing for providing the book to us for review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Amazing Giant Sea Creatures

This book is an over-sized board book loaded with facts and awesome photos! My 8 year old has dragged it everywhere! It has held up beautifully and offered her hours of enriching entertainment looking at the photos and reading the facts!

Animals Included are:

  • dolphins – Did you know a dolphin can swum 3-7 MPH? They also live up to 25 years.
  • jellyfish – The Lion Jellyfish has a body up to 6 1/2 feet in width, and tentacles that span up to 49 feet!!
  • sharks – The Great White Shark is the biggest predatory fish on earth!
  • walrus – The scientific name for walrus means, “tooth-walking sea horse,” because they use their teeth (tusks) to help them move.
  • whale – Whales eat giant squid, octopuses, rays and other large ocean animals.
  • squid – With 8 arms and big, long tentacles, the giant squid is pretty terrifying. However, this is actually a very gentle creature, and is harmless to humans.

Shark Attack!

You can also find out more information about ocean animals and so much more on DKs new website:

DK Find Out! Aimed at ages 7-11 (but appealing to ages 5 thru 14), is an online encyclopedia that covers science, math, English, history, geography, the human body, and more with age-appropriate content. It’s safe, secure and extensive with more than 300 animations, 300 sounds, 9000 photos, 100 videos, and 3000 articles that bring key concepts to life. Best of all, it’s FREE!

FREE Lapbooks/Unit Studies

  1. Sharks – learn about their babies, diet, safety, and more. Create a fun shark craft too!
  2. Dolphins – A unit study, lapbook, crafts, activities and more! Also check out this Dolphin Tale Unit and watch the movies!
  3. Whales – Learn about whales such as the Sperm, Beluga, Blue Whale, and Humpback.
  4. Jellyfish – Unit study and lapbook printables.

More Fun and Units:


YouTube Playlist – Giant Sea Creatures

Check out kids friendly videos of some of the giant sea creatures, draw a walrus, and more!