Sea slug

Learning objectives

Understand how to crochet from a pattern and make a sea slug toy while learning about these animals.

Resources needed

  • Crochet pattern handout
  • Wool
  • Crochet hook
  • Toy stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

Experiment with different colours and weights of wool with different sizes of crochet hooks to make interesting and fun friends for your new sea slug!

Super sea slug stats

Learn more about sea slugs with this colourfully hand-illustrated fact sheet. 
Sea slug instructions complete

Ways to include all learners

  • Children may require assistance in understanding crochet terminology.
  • The pattern explained in the instructions can be read aloud.


How might this activity support social, emotional and mental health needs?

  • Many find the act of crocheting very relaxing and helpful towards their mental health.
  • Students should feel a sense of pride after finishing the crochet pattern.
  • The toy that they crochet acts as its own reward, as well as providing a starting point for further discussion and inspiration.

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Developing ocean literacy

Learn more about the ocean by trying our ocean literacy activities.
All of our activities are supported by extensive research from the University of Plymouth and its partners, such as the National Marine Aquarium. We are focused on developing links to promote research, practice and knowledge exchange, particularly around Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE). 
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