Fantastic Jellyfish Activities For Preschoolers

These 32 jellyfish activities for preschoolers are a fun way to learn about marine life through ocean crafts. They are easy peasy but still provide hours of so much fun!

Image shows a compilation of jellyfish activities for preschoolers, from different sources.
Enjoy these fun ocean activities!

Fun and Cute Jellyfish Crafts for Younger Children

We love fun ocean crafts, especially when they help enhance kids’ fine motor skills, creativity, hand-eye coordination, and other useful skills. This jellyfish activity list was created with preschoolers in mind, but that doesn’t mean older kids and kids of all ages can’t join the fun.

We put together the cutest crafts, made with simple supplies, and for all skill levels. You can use these craft ideas as lesson plans for your ocean unit or just home for a simple but fun summer craft. The best part is that no matter what activity you choose, your little one is guaranteed to have a great time!

Image shows a jellyfish light craft. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make an awesome jelly fish light!

1. Make Your Own Jellyfish Lights

With some tissue paper squares, school glue, and little hands ready to create a colorful jellyfish craft, you’re ready to have a super fun day making your own jellyfish lights!

Image shows a jellyfish in a bottle craft. Idea from Kids activities blog
Learning about ocean animals is so much fun.

2. Jellyfish in a Bottle

This floating jellyfish moves in the bottle just like it’s in the ocean! So cool! It’s just one more way to explore the ocean inside!

Image shows a cupcake liner jellyfish craft from Kids activites blog
Who knew cupcake liners were so versatile?!

3. Fast & Low-Mess Cupcake Liner Jelly Fish Craft

Make a jellyfish cupcake liner craft in a matter of minutes and hang it from the ceiling or in a special place. It’s so adorable!

Image shows a jellyfish facts printable coloring pages. From Kids activities blog
These facts printables double as ocean coloring pages.

4. Jellyfish Facts Coloring Pages

This printable pdf includes two coloring pages filled with jellyfish pictures and facts about jellyfish that kids of all ages will enjoy learning about.

Image shows a paper plate jellyfish craft in different colors. Idea from Living Porpoisefully
What a cute craft!

5. DIY Jellyfish Craft Kit

Let’s make a paper bowl jellyfish using your favorite colors! It’s perfect for taking it to your beach trip, garden, or birthday party. From Living Porpoisefully.

Image shows a young girl playing a jellyfish race set up. Idea from Living porpoisefully
This is one of the best ocean theme

6. Jellyfish Races: Ocean-Themed Birthday Party Game

This game by Living Porpoisefully is a great way to learn about jellyfish while adding some light competition to see who wins!

Image shows a jellyfish tentacle DIY sensory bottle. Idea from Living Porpoisefully
Here’s another fun jellyfish craft!

7. Jellyfish Tentacle DIY Sensory Bottle

This is more than just a fun craft with sea creatures inside, as it doubles as a sensory activity. Kids will love seeing the tentacles of the jellyfish glow! From Living Porpoisefully.

Image shows a life cycle of a jellyfish printable. Idea from
How much do you know about their lives?

8. Color the Life Cycle: Jellyfish

These coloring pages are the perfect addition to your jellyfish lesson plans. Help your preschooler learn the names of each stage of the life cycle of a jellyfish with this informative worksheet from Education.

Image shows a kid doing a jellyfish craft. Idea from Picklebums
This is a really fun printable puppet!

9. Three Jellyfish Printable Puppets!

Make a great ocean craft (or two, or three…) with this printable set. Simply download the pdf, print it and cut around the outline of each jellyfish, and then follow the simple instructions. From Picklebums.

Image shows different jellyfish art projects. idea from Deep space sparkle
Grab your coloring supplies!

10. Jellyfish Art Project

This mixed media painting tutorial is a great idea for beginners! Preschoolers will love creating a beautiful jellyfish using paint, paper, and a brush. From Deep Space Sparkle.

Image shows three different coffee filter jellyfish crafts. Idea from Tippy toe crafts
So colorful!

11. Coffee Filter Jellyfish

Color some coffee filters, spray them with water, and add thin strips of crepe paper to create this exciting coffee filter jellyfish craft. From Tippytoe Crafts.

Image shows an under the sea jellyfish craft with paper plates. idea from recipe book and more
Look at this fun jellyfish art!

12. Kid Craft: Under the Sea Jellyfish Art

Grab your googly eyes, construction paper, and paper plates to make this easy jellyfish craft! From Recipe Book and More.

image shows two preschoolers wearing a jellyfish costume in pink and blue. Idea from Coolest Homemade costumes
This is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween.

13. Easy Homemade Jellyfish Costumes

This DIY jellyfish costume is easier than you think, and your little ones will love dressing up as one for Halloween or any other occasion that calls for an ocean animals-themed party. From Coolest Homemade Costumes.

Image shows a toilet paper roll jellyfish craft. From Creating really awesome fun things
Looking for letter j crafts?

14. Jellyfish: Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

This jellyfish is pretty easy to make and a great way to learn letter recognition! Get your crafting supplies. From Creating Really Awesome Fun Things.

Image shows a cardboard tube jellyfish. From Crafts by Amanda
Isn’t this guy so cute?

15. Cardboard Tube Jellyfish

There’s something so mysterious about jellyfish, and this cardboard tube jellyfish is a fun way to discuss that with your kids while they are creating! From Crafts by Amanda.

Image shows a jellyfish craft made with buttons. Idea from I heart arts and crafts
Kids will love this great ocean craft!

16. Colorful Button Jellyfish Craft For Kids

Using just a few supplies like buttons, glue, carboard and ribbon, the kids can decorate these creative projects and hang them to display! From I Heart Arts n Crafts.

Image shows a jellyfish craft made with a cup. From Buggy and buddy
We love these creative projects!

17. Fine Motor Jellyfish Craft for Kids

Use paperclips and plastic cups to create these cute little jellyfish to hang outside. You can even add jingle bells to transform them into wind chimes! From Buggy and Buddy.

Image shows two suncatchers made with tissue paper. Idea from I heart art n crafts
Aren’t these crafts just the cutest?

18. Suncatcher Jellyfish Kids Craft

Let’s make a super adorable suncatcher to decorate the windows! It’s the perfect craft for warm summer days. From I Heart Arts n Crafts.

Image shows a paper plate craft with googly eyes. From I heart crafty things
Super cute!

19. Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

The best part about this craft is that it requires no paint so if you’ve been on the hunt for a fun summer craft that doesn’t make a lot of mess, this jellyfish craft is perfect! From I Heart Crafty Things.

Image shows two paper plate crafts shaped like jellyfish. Idea by Arty Crafty Kids
Make these jellyfish sparkle!

20. Colorful Jellyfish Craft for Kids

Follow the simple tutorial to create your own paper plate jellyfish craft – make it any color you want and customize it with glitter, googly eyes, and maybe even sequins. From Arty Crafty Kids.

Image shows an adorable paper plate jellyfish. From Simple Everyday mom
You won’t believe how easy this craft is.

21. Jellyfish Paper Plate Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Watch the quick video tutorial and download the free printable to make this ocean craft for kids – a colorful paper plate jellyfish! From Simple Everyday Mom.

Image shows a jellyfish painting project by Fantastic Fun and Learning
Let’s make some art!

22. Jellyfish Craft

Make your own jellyfish craft with some tempera paint and paper – which colors will you choose to bring these jellyfish to life? From Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Image shows a pink paperplate . From Happy Hooligans
Toddlers will be able to make this craft on their own!

23. A Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft for a Preschool Ocean Theme

Toddlers and preschoolers will adore this simple paper plate jellyfish craft. It’s the perfect craft for a preschool ocean theme or if you’re focusing on sea animals. From Happy Hooligans.

Image shows a J is for jellyfish craft. idea from The Teaching Aunt
Jellyfish are so cute.

24. J is for Jellyfish Art and Craft

Your child will definitely have fun learning the letter J through this preschool activity- J is for Jellyfish Art and Craft Activity! From The Teaching Aunt.

Image shows a jellyfish salt painting activity
We love this creative activity.

25. Jellyfish Salt Painting Activity For Kids

Let’s experiment with salt, glue, and watercolors to create this beautiful jellyfish salt painting art. Kids will love how each painting is unique and different! From I Heart Arts n Crafts.

Image shows two paper plate jellyfish crafts. Idea from Little bins for little hands
Let’s make a craft that glows in the dark!

26. Glow In The Dark Jellyfish Craft

This glow in the dark jellyfish craft is a fun and easy way to explore the ocean while combining art and a bit of engineering. It’s the perfect way to learn about creatures living in the ocean! From Little Bins for Little Hands.

Image shows 4 paper bag jellyfish craft. From No time for flash cards
Let’s use our fine motor skills for this craft!

27. Paper Bag Jellyfish Craft

Gather your materials to make a paper bag jellyfish craft! Some paper bags, googly eyes, glue, paint and brushes is all you need. From No Time for Flashcards.

Image shows a simple paper plate jellyfish craft. Idea from I heart crafty things
This craft is simply so much fun.

28. Paper Plate Swimming Jellyfish Craft

The funnest part about this craft is that kids can interact with it even after it’s all done. Kids move the craft stick behind the paper plate and watch as their colorful jellyfish swims around! From I Heart Crafty Things.

Image shows a jellyfish art project made with watercolors. From The crafty classroom.
Imagine all the different colors you can use!

29. Jellyfish Art Project for Kids

You’ll be amazed at how simple and easy this jellyfish watercolor art project is, and at how beautiful it looks hanging in your classroom or bedroom! From The Crafty Classroom.

Image shows a rainbow jellyfish puppet craft. Idea from Sunshine whispers
Rainbows and jellyfish go together!

30. Rainbow Jellyfish Puppet Craft For Kids

This rainbow jellyfish puppet craft for kids is so adorable and very easy for even young kids to make on their own! From Sunshine Whispers.

Image shows four jellyfish crafts hanging from the ceiling. Idea from Crafts by Amanda
Hang your beautiful jellyfish crafts in your room!

31. Rainbow Jellyfish Craft

This adorable rainbow jellyfish craft is full of vibrant colors and very easy to make. Pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and Styrofoam balls are all that are needed! From Crafts by Amanda.

Image shows a jellyfish craft. Idea from
This jellyfish puppet is so much fun!

32. Cute Jellyfish Craft For Preschoolers

Make this easy jellyfish craft while you learn all about them! Then, kids can play with it and create stories since it doubles as a puppet. From Art Craft and Fun.

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Which jellyfish craft or activity is your favorite? Which one will you be trying out?

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