Sharks are some of the largest, most fascinating creatures in the ocean. Like so many boys his age, my son loves sharks. This year we had a shark-themed birthday party for my son. These shark party games would be perfect at a birthday party or for family fun during Shark Week. (Related post: Jawesome Kids Shark Books)
Feed the Shark Game:
The first game is “Feed the Shark.” I created this simple ball toss game with a large piece of cardboard. (Want to see more detailed directions on how to make your own cardboard ball toss? Check out our Feed the Monster game.)
To feed our shark I taped tissue paper tails to some pretend snowballs we have to make fish. (I like to go with the idea that simple is best!) You could also use plastic ball pit balls if you have some on hand, or just borrow a few rolled up pairs of socks.
The kids had fun tossing fish into the shark’s mouth.
And afterwards it makes a fun picture opportunity! (Perfect to print out and hand to party guests as a fun souvenir.)
Keep the Shark Away:
Another very simple party game is “keep the shark away.” Use a permanent marker to draw shark faces on blue balloons. Cut several pool noodles in half. The kids will have fun keeping the balloons in the air, not letting them touch their bodies, using pool noodles pieces.
Walk the Plank:
A wood board makes a fun plank for this game. To give it a shark twist, use a piece of blue plastic tablecloth and put it under the plank as water. You can make shark fins with triangles cut from cardboard and small rectangles of cardboard with a slit in them slid onto the triangles to help make them stand.
Save the Sea Animals Game:
Finally, we had fun saving the sharks and other sea animals in the Save the Sea Animals game I posted about earlier.
There you have it, simple and fun shark-themed party games, just in time for Shark Week!
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