Keep your feet out of the water, because Shark Week is almost here! The Summer 2018 Shark Week promises to be the best that the Discovery Channel has to offer! 2017 saw a (virtual) race between a shark and Michael Phelps, but 2018 is sure to offer even more excitement. Stay tuned for the official Shark Week 2018 dates!
Like stealthy predators of the deep, we hunted down some of the top Shark Week activities, printables, decorations, recipes, and more to help you celebrate this summer tradition in style. Take a bite out of summertime boredom and host your own Shark Week at home!
Shark Week Activities for Kids
Have a Shark Week Party
Shark Week only comes around once a year and our favorite way to celebrate it to let the kids invite their friends over for a Shark Slumber Party. We pull out all the stops with decorations and photo props… Don’t forget Shark Week inspired recipes and shark sleeping bags too!
Shark Party Decorations – from a Shark Party banner to water bottle labels, these printable party decorations will take a bite out boring shark decor!
Shark Party Photo Booth Props – Hang a simple blue backdrop and pose for the camera with fun printable photo booth props that scream Shark Week fun!
Shark Jell-O Cups – Looking for the perfect treat to serve during your Shark Week party? These fun (and easy!) cups are the perfect kid-friendly, shark-approved snacks!
Shark Blanket and Sleep Sack – These sharks will take a bite out of bedtime for sure!
Mermaid Blanket and Sleep Sack – These are the life of the party for any mermaid lover at your sleepover!
Shark Week Crafts
These Shark Week Crafts are just the right thing to start your family of sharks having fun together. Kids that are too young to marathon watch Shark Week on television still want to get in on the fun… And be sure to get a picture of dad in his Shark Glasses!
Shark Headbands – There’s nothing more fun than watching the Shark Week shows while wearing your very own shark headband! Print it out on cardstock for extra durability.
Shark Fin Bookmarks – Take a bite out of a good book during the week of the shark with these coloring bookmarks complete with a fin.
Shark Glasses – You’ll be able to spot the predators of the deep more quickly when wearing your printable shark glasses! Also, you’ll look awesome wearing them while watching your favorite shark show!
Origami Shark Bookmark – Fold, flip, and decorate this adorable Shark origami bookmark. If you’re hosting a summer camp during Shark Week, these are perfect for campers to make!
Paper Plate Shark – Take a bite out of crafting fun with this Shark Week craft for kids!
Shark Week Learning Activities
Looking for Shark learning activities, we have those too…
Shark Word Searches – With three word searches to choose from, you’ll be identifying the parts of a shark, types of sharks, and where sharks live.
Shark Color-by-Numbers – Practice identifying numbers and colors with these fun shark color-by-number coloring pages.
Shark Sensory Bags – Sharks get hungry during Shark Week and there’s no better – or safer! – way to feed them than in a sensory bag. This fun preschool craft activity is sure to be a hit with your little fisherman!
Under the Sea Dot-to-Dot Activity Pages – Can you count to 50? These underwater creatures call for some counting and coloring fun. Be sure to check out the shark dot-to-dot too!
Ocean Coloring Pages – Decorate and color these kid-friendly ocean themed coloring pages while watching your favorite shark show.