The Best Ocean Themed Books and Movies for Kids

The Best Ocean Themed Books and Movies for Kids

These are the best ocean themed books and movies your kids will love. Great for a budding ocean lover or conservationist!

We are starting to prepare for ocean week here in our DIY Summer Camp for kids at home! If you are looking for a fun way to pass your summer days, you can’t go wrong with some good books and a fun movie to watch as a family.

There are so many great movies and books out there, so it can be hard to choose one! That’s why I put together a list of a bunch of my favorite books and movies all with an ocean theme in mind! These are perfect for an ocean week or theme, or just a fun activity to do with your kids this summer!

Ocean books and movies



Ocean Movies

1. Finding Nemo

Nemo is lost. Will his Dad be able to find him in the great wide ocean?


2. Flipper

A great tale of when a boy becomes friends with a dolphin.

3. The Little Mermaid

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete… 


4. Dolphin Tale

A great tale of a group a brave dolphin and a group of strangers who united to save her life.


5. Shark Tale

What happens when this young shark gets into trouble?


6. Finding Dory

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!


7. Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Does Atlantis really exist? Let’s find out!


8. Oceans

A fantastic kid-friendly documentary from Disney about how amazing Oceans are.


9. Moana

Only one of the best Disney movies ever! The animation, story, and especially the music are seriously amazing.


10. Free Willy

Can a troubled young boy save an orca whale?



Ocean Books

1. Commotion in the Ocean

Some super fun poems about all the creatures that live in the ocean.


2. The Pout-Pout Fish

A great tale of a fish that won’t stop pouting.



3. First Big Book of the Ocean

A kid friendly encyclopedia of all things ocean life.



4. Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

A super colorful counting book for kids!


5. The Big Book of the Blue

Everything a young oceanographer needs to know!


6. The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

The Magic School Bus rides again.. but this time on the floor of the ocean!


7. Hello, Ocean

Experience the sights and sounds of the beach with your kids!


8. The Rainbow Fish

A beautiful fish learns the power of sharing.


9. A House for Hermit Crab

A Hermit crab learns to appreciate change while he searches for a new home.


10. What Lives in a Shell?

What kinds of creatures live in shells?

Check out these fun ocean-themed activities too!

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