Sea World Lesson Plan for 1st Grade Students

Topic: sea worlds

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to draw a sea world painting with water coloring.


  • Watercolors
  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Sea world template (optional)


  • Show the students a picture of a sea world and ask them if they have ever been to sea world.
  • Ask the students what they remember about the sea world they visited.
  • Discuss the different animals and attractions found at sea world.

Direct Instruction

  • Show the students a picture of a sea world and ask them to describe what they see.
  • Discuss the different buildings and attractions found at sea world.
  • Explain that today the students are going to learn how to draw a sea world painting using water coloring.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the students into small groups and give each group a sheet of construction paper and a set of watercolors.
  • Demonstrate how to use the watercolors to paint on the construction paper, explaining the difference between using a brush and using the tip of the watercolor tube.
  • Encourage the students to use lots of different colors in their paintings and to think about what they would like to include in their drawings.

Independent Practice

  • Once the students have had time to work on their paintings, have them share their work with the rest of the class.
  • Encourage the students to explain what they have included in their paintings and why they chose to include those things.


  • Have the students put away their paintings and supplies.
  • Review the objectives for the lesson and ask the students to share what they have learned.


  • Observe the students as they work on their paintings and provide feedback on their understanding of the lesson's objectives.
  • Collect the students' paintings and use them to assess their ability to use watercolors to paint a sea world and their ability to use proper stroke technique when drawing and painting.

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