Check out this fun list of Shark Week activities for kids! I’m a huge fan of Shark Week but it’s definitely not appropriate for children to watch for the most part. We love learning about sharks and ocean life and even enjoy a few scary shark movies like Jaws. But, how can we get the kids in on the Shark Week fun without scaring them?
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Shark Week Activities for Kids
Shark Week is an annual week-long series of programming that is shown on the Discovery Channel. Intended for adults, it includes documentaries and movies about sharks. Here are some fun shark week activities for kids to enjoy.
Shark Week Paper Plate Craft
Check out this fun Shark Week Paper Plate Craft by The Relaxed Homeschool. This is a great craft no matter if it is shark week or you or just studying these amazing creatures. Just grab some simple craft supplies and have fun! Enjoy!
DIY Shark Slime
This DIY Shark Slime by A Night Owl looks like loads of fun! Make sure that you whip up this 3-ingredient DIY Shark Slime that is non-toxic, safe and easy enough for your kids to make!
Shark Week Unit Study
If you’re homeschooling, take advantage of this free Shark Week Unit Study. There are loads of fun ideas including an ocean animals matching game and a Montessori shark lesson.
Check out these National Geographic Ocean Animal Books.
Octonauts: Calling All Sharks!
Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves!
On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookie cutter Sharks, look after an injured Lemon Shark and stop a Whitetip Shark who is chasing the Gup-A!
Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: It’s Always Sharkest
Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt. Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab.
Join Angie and friends as they learn and explore a variety of science topics from a shark s sense of smell to plants and pollinator s roles to radioactive decay to DNA and more! While visiting one of Kent s relatives, the kids come up with a great idea for attracting more tourists to his restaurant – the only catch is that it also attracts a very big shark with very big teeth! What will the Secret Lab Kids do? Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie, and friends will show just how fun science can be!”
These two movies from NCircle are a fun, educational way to introduce your child to sharks. They’ll learn more about marine life and other science topics. Hopefully, that knowledge will help them understand that sharks should be protected and studied. These two movies are intended for preschoolers and include a variety of episodes that are less than 15 minutes in length. That’s the perfect length for their shorter attention span.
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