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 around an event. In other words, when it’s Shark Week, we don’t just watch tv–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. Of course I rounded up the best Shark Themed Crafts and Activities I could find on Pinterest and here they are.
When is Shark Week?
In 2017, Shark Week begins on July 23.
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. But I scoured the web to find you several dozen of the cutest, easiest Shark Week crafts, snacks, activities and printables for kids.
- Here is the official kids Shark Week page on Discovery website.
- Shark Cake Pops
- I’ve seen many variations on this theme:
- Gummy Sharks make a great treat as a reward!
- Shark Cookies (cute, they added a surfer to them)
- Shark Cupcakes
- Older kids may want to try nail art.
- There’s also a shark teeth paracord bracelet.
Shark Week Crafts and Activities for Kids
- Coloring pages for shark week
- Paper shark with teeth
- Felt shark puppets
- Shark paper bag puppet
- Shark made out of glue paint
Video tutorial on making a shark craft out of craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
- Activities for preschoolers with a shark theme: counting, sight words, etc.
- Paper plate shark craft
- shark made out of paper towel or toilet paper roll
- Free Shark app!
- Shark craft with printable to cut out (suggested age is kindergarten)
- painted shark with instructions from Crayola (pictured below)
- Shark made out of a clothespin
- Here is another shark and whale clothespin craft, but I cannot find the original source with the instructions. The picture is pretty self explanatory though.
- Shark made out of either paper cups or clay pots
- Funny Shark Song Video
- Ocean Theme
- Great White Shark
- Great White Shark Pictures and Information (NAT GEO Kids)
- Shark Memory Game
- Flipper Frenzy (An inexpensive educational game by Smart Step)
- Top 10 Shark Facts for Kids
Shark Printable Worksheets and other activities:
- Shark Children’s Books
- Shark Coloring Pages
- Shark Downloads
- Shark Printable Posters
- Shark Puzzles and Games