The 40 Coolest Shark Activities, Crafts and Games.

Shark Week Crafts and Activities for Kids

Do you love Shark Week? We do! My husband says that the newer Shark Weeks aren’t as good as the older ones, but my kids still enjoy it. And like most things, I try to do an all-around, multi-sensory activities for an event. In other words, when it’s Shark Week, we don’t just watch TV.

shark activities and crafts

We read shark books, do shark crafts, do shark lesson plans to go with skills we are reinforcing at home, have shark snacks and my boys love it. Here are the best Shark Themed Crafts and Activities I could find on Pinterest.

When is Shark Week?

At the time this is being published, Shark Week 2019 was not announced. In past years, it usually starts the 3rd Sunday or July. Or somewhere around there. Here is the official kids Shark Week page on Discovery website.

If I didn’t link to instructions for a project, it’s because I couldn’t find them. Only the picture was available. I figured some of you crafty types could either figure it out or modify it.

Shark-themed Snacks

I wish I knew who originally posted this to Pinterest, it's so cute!

    Shark Crafts and Coloring Pages

shark and whale craft made from clothespins

Preschool Shark Activities

shark made from a paper plate

Shark Songs and Printables

shark craft with paint

More themed activities for Family Fun:

  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.

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