Sea turtles are amazing creatures! I’ve been collecting sea turtle facts for kids to prepare to learn more about these awesome animals. Much of the science learning my younger kids do is centered around animals. A recent trip to Florida got us curious about sea turtles.
What do sea turtles eat? Where do sea turtles live? We set up our own pretend sea turtle habitat and began exploring some great learning resources.
Safari Ltd Loggerhead Turtle in our Step2 Water Table. You may have noticed that we use this table a lot, filling it with various things. I have a big Sterilite container that I keep the sand in, so we can use the table for other things like cloud dough, shaving cream (makes great snow) and more.
Turtles, available in paperback or Kindle edition.
Our sea turtle dug a hole and laid her eggs (we used mini-marshmallows), then she went back to the sea. While my kids were playing with the pretend habitat, I read them the book about turtles.
What do sea turtles eat?
Well, it depends on the sea turtle. Loggerheads have strong jaws so they can eat things with shells, like conch, while green turtles eat seagrass and Leatherbacks eat jellyfish. You can read more about what sea turtles eat at seeturtles.org.
Where do sea turtles live?
Sea Turtles live almost all of their lives in the ocean, except for females who come ashore to lay eggs. They live in all the world’s oceans except the Arctic.
On-line resources for sea turtles:
- Science kids sea turtle facts.
- National Geographic Kids Creature Feature: Loggerhead Turtles.
- Sea Turtle Conservancy Kids Corner.