Shark Week Activities for Kids 2021 Edition

Keep your feet out of the water, because Shark Week is almost here! The Summer 2021 Shark Week promises to be the best that the Discovery Channel has to offer for kids and everyone in the family! It is starting on July 11, 2021

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.

Shark Week Activities for Kids
Shark week activities for kids

Take a bite out of summertime boredom and host your own Shark Week at home!

Shark Week Activities

The Discovery channel describes this season’s Shark Week…

Get ready for the best summer yet. This year, Shark Week starts on July 11 with more jawsome shows than ever before on Discovery and discovery+.

This will be the 33rd summer of the summer tradition and here are some ways you can add to the shark fun…

Shark Week Crafts for Kids

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.

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!

Take a bite out of a good book during the week of the shark with these coloring Shark Fin Bookmarks  

Paper Plate Shark – Try this simple shark paper plate craft for kids. 

Have young children who aren’t into watching these kinds of shows? Make easy kid crafts with them and share the knowledge of under the sea. 

Shark week crafts for kids
Try these cute Shark week crafts with your kids

These footprints sharks are the cute keepsake craft to make with your preschoolers. Via Glued to my crafts

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!

Shark tooth necklace is a jaw-some DIY project to make with your kids using foam board. 

Make your own Hammerhead shark craft using cardboard tube from Crafty morning

This easy peasy Shark magnet will look fin-tastic on your refrigerator or wherever you chose to display. 

Kids will love to do this chomping action with shark puppet craft via The Soccer mom blog

Check these Shark activities and kids crafts for more ideas. 

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These kids activities free printables are just jaw-some.

Shark Week Printables for Kids 

Try this shark games activity with your preschoolers. Great way to boost their memory and concentration skills. 

I SPY shark games are fun for preschool-age kids via School time snippets

Color by numbers shark printable is one way to improve the number recognition and at the same time makes them think creative in choosing colors for different patterns of the shark. 

Ocean Coloring Pages – These cool drawings to color are the kid-friendly and perfect activity to celebrate the sharks and other creatures as well. 

Shark maze activity helps them to improve their problem-solving skills.

Check this variety of math and literacy activities printables for kids via Fun with mama

This shark tooth game is the best way to practice scissors as well as a great matching activity via All for the boys

Kids will enjoy these simple and fun kids activities

Host 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 printable for kids… Don’t forget Shark Week inspired recipes and shark sleeping bags too! 

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Planning for a shark party? Check these ideas

From a Shark Party banner to water bottle labels, these printable Shark Party Decorations will take a bite out of boring shark decor!

Hang a simple blue backdrop and pose for the camera with fun printable Shark Party Photo Booth Props that scream Shark Week fun! 

Rock your party with this DIY Shark party hat from Mod cloth blog

Make a cool cereal box shark piñata to add fun to the party. 

To Throw an easy shark birthday party check Joy in the common place for ideas about backdrops, paper plates and more. 

Shark Blanket and Sleep Sack – These sharks will take a bite out of bedtime for sure!

Make your own DIY tote bag as a party favor for your shark-themed party. via Michelle’s party plan it

Shark snacks - shark week party food ideas
Try these yummy food ideas for your shark week party

Shark Themed Snacks & Treats for Kids 

A Shark Week Party is not fun without some yummy food and drink. Try these eatable crafts to take your Shark themed party to take the next level. 

Shark Jell-O Cups – Looking for the perfect treat to serve during your Shark Week party? This fun (and easy!) cups are the perfect kid-friendly, shark-approved snacks!

Fishing pole treats are cute that you don’t want to miss from Craft Create Cook

Gummy shark Rice Krispies Treat is like Under the sea on a stick via Gluesticks

Try these Shark bait snack mix that the entire family will love.

Don’t like the traditional Sushi? Then try this Shark Candy Sushi via Momma Lew

These Shark snacks are healthy and my favorite edible crafts to include for celebration. 

Shark Week Activities at Kids Activities Blog

Shark Week Learning Activities for Kids

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.

Practice identifying numbers and colors with Shark Color-by-Numbers coloring pages.

Sharks get hungry during Shark Week and there’s no better – or safer! – way to feed them than in a Shark Sensory Bags . 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!

Shark Books for Kids

    

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  • Shark Books: The Ultimate Shark Book for Kids – Did you know that if you’re afraid of sharks you are said to have galeophobia? The perfect choice for parents with shark-obsessed kids, this book of incredible shark facts for kids is sure to be a hit with your mini marine biologists! 
  • Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark – Follow scientist Eugenie Clark’s life as she makes world-changing shark discoveries. 
  • Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks – Oh no most definitely not afraid of sharks. A birthday party at the beach? What could go wrong?
  • What’s More Scary Than a Shark? – Shark is seriously scary. Lobster is the only creature in the sea who isn’t afraid of him. Then along comes Sadie. As big as Shark and as scary as shark, she’s gorgeous. She makes Shark go seriously silly and soppy, and he’ll do anything to win her sharky heart.
  • Shawn Loves Sharks – Award-winning and adorable in all the reasons to love sharks.

Love Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo? 

Huge resource of all things baby shark here at Kids Activities Blog…

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