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2 Entertaining Activities to Teach Kids About the Ocean

Do you need some fun new activities that will both entertain and educate the kiddos? With all of the extra time families are spending at home these days, who doesn’t?! We’ve partnered with HelloWonderful_co to create two unique ocean-inspired activities for Rubio’s youngest fans – and we’re excited to share them with you to try yourself.

These craft activities provide a perfect mix of fun, creativity, and learning opportunities for youngsters. They’re also easy for the entire family to create at home, using recycled materials you likely have around the house.

Make family craft and game night even more enjoyable with lunch or dinner at Rubio’s. Every Wednesday in September, get a free kid’s meal with any adult entrée purchase (coupon required).

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Paper Tube Shark Game

Inspired by the ball and cup game, this is a fun way for kids to learn the alphabet. Have your child identify the letters on the small fish. Then attach one to the string in the shark’s mouth and catch the fish in the shark’s mouth.

Here are the step-by-step instructions for how to make this craft and play the game:


  • 4” paper tube
  • Blue and white cardstock paper
  • One googly eye
  • String
  • Velcro dots
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Empty and clean milk jug
  • Black and colored markers
  • Small piece of cardboard


  1. Cut your blue shark paper tube pieces. Reference photo of parts for shapes. Cut a 6.5” x 4” piece for the body, 1’’ x 1.5” shape for bottom fins (two of these), 1.5” x 1.5” top fin, 3” x 1” tail, 7” x 3.5” for the cone.