Aquatic Animals Nature Tube || Wild Republic

Type: Figurines

Young explorers  can navigate the wonders of the world's oceans with these realistic aquatic animal figurines from Wild Republic's Nature Tube collection. This collection of detailed aquatic animals includes a selection of 18 animals: shark octopus, sea turtle, walrus, sting ray, seal, whale, penguins, dolphin, and swordfish. 

Aquatic Animals Nature Tube features the following animals:

  • sharks
  • octopus
  • sea turtles
  • walrus
  • sting rays
  • seals
  • whales
  • penguins 
  • dolphins 
  • swordfish 


  • realistic animal figures
  • painted detailing
  • Part of the Wild Republic ® Nature Tube range
  • 18 small play figures
  • The figures will vary in size
  • Phthalate Free
  • Recommended for children aged 3 years and older
  • Please Note: Aquatic animal colours may vary slightly to images shown.
Play Ideas for the Wild Republic Nature Tube: Aquatic Animals

Looking for some activity ideas? Here are some engaging activities for preschool-aged children using the Wild Republic Nature Tube of aquatic animals:

  1. Aquatic Animal Sorting:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, sorting bins or trays.
    • Activity: Have children sort the animals into different categories, such as by type (fish, mammals, reptiles), size, or color. This helps with cognitive skills like classification and sorting.
  2. Sensory Bin Exploration:

    • Materials: A large bin, water beads or blue-dyed water, aquatic animal figures.
    • Activity: Fill the bin with water beads or water and let the children explore the textures and movements of the aquatic animals within. Encourage them to describe what they feel and see, enhancing sensory and language development.
  3. Animal Matching Game:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, matching cards with pictures of the same animals.
    • Activity: Create or print cards with pictures of the same animals in the tube. Have the children match the figures to the correct pictures. This can help improve memory and recognition skills.
  4. Storytelling Time:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, a blue cloth or mat to simulate water.
    • Activity: Use the figures to create and tell a story. Encourage the children to join in by adding their own parts to the story, fostering creativity and language skills.
  5. Aquatic Habitat Diorama:

    • Materials: Shoebox, blue paint or paper, sand, rocks, aquatic plant cutouts, aquatic animal figures.
    • Activity: Help the children create a diorama of an aquatic habitat using the shoebox. They can place the animals in the habitat and discuss where each animal lives, promoting understanding of ecosystems and habitats.
  6. Counting and Math Games:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, number cards or dice.
    • Activity: Use the animal figures for simple counting exercises or math games. For example, roll a dice and place the corresponding number of animals in a “pond.” This enhances numeracy skills.
  7. Animal Movements Game:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, open space.
    • Activity: Show the children different animals and discuss how they move. Then, have the children mimic these movements (e.g., wiggling like a fish, gliding like a stingray). This activity promotes physical development and understanding of animal behaviors.
  8. Art and Craft Time:

    • Materials: Paper, crayons, markers, glue, aquatic animal figures.
    • Activity: Let the children draw or make crafts inspired by the aquatic animals. They can trace the figures, color them, or create scenes. This encourages fine motor skills and artistic expression.
  9. Alphabet and Vocabulary Building:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, alphabet cards.
    • Activity: Use the animal figures to introduce new vocabulary and letters. For example, "S is for Shark." This helps with letter recognition and vocabulary expansion.
  10. Pretend Play:

    • Materials: Aquatic animal figures, blue fabric or paper for water.
    • Activity: Encourage children to engage in imaginative play with the figures. They can create scenarios, dialogue, and interactions among the animals, boosting social and cognitive skills through role-play.

These activities not only provide fun and engagement but also support various aspects of early childhood development, including cognitive, sensory, motor, and language skills.