For some they bring terror. For others only fascination and wonder.
No matter who you are, chances are when you think of summer and the ocean, you also think about sharks.
That’s why all things shark are always popular during the summer.
Whether you’re looking for kids activities for Shark Week in July, some fun shark games for kids, or just summer activities for kids, this ultimate collection of shark activities for kids is the place to start.
Summertime is the perfect time for mixing fun with learning. These kids activities are guaranteed to get them excited this summer.
Shark Activities for Kids
Little ones will love this simple Fine Motor Game with Sharks.
Get the kids up and moving and working on gross motor skills with this fun Shark Run Game.
Celebrate Shark Week with 4 DIY Shark Party Games that will leave them giggling and begging for more.
Toddlers will have tons of fun with this Squishy Shark Sensory Bag.
Water beads are always fun. They make the perfect ocean for this Shark Water Bead Sensory Bin.
Print out this I Can Count to 10 activity and have fun counting and working on one to one correspondence with your preschooler.
Kids love to roll dice. This Roll and Cover the Numbers printable shark activity will have them adding and having fun.
Work on early reading skills with this simple Sight Words Game.
Feed the Shark Alphabet Game will have the kids learning and and having fun. You can even adapt it to work on colors or numbers.
Ever wonder why some animals can live in salt water and others can’t? Learn about which animals can live in salt water and try this Desalinization Experiment.
This simple Buoyancy Experiment will help kids understand why sharks don’t sink.
Print out these Shark Fact Cards , perfect for taking in the car and quizzing each other.
Games are always fun to play with the kids. You’ll love this collection of Shark Games.
When it comes to sea animal crafts, kids will love these “jawsome” ideas.
From toddlers and preschoolers to tweens, there is a toothy crafty idea for everyone.
These Coral Reef Ocean Life Shadow Puppets are perfect for sparking the imagination and acting out stories.
I love how the silhouettes just pop in this Shark Suncatcher .
This Rocking Paper Plate Shark is a fun shark craft for preschoolers.
See how a piece of carefully folded paper turns into a fun Shark Hand Puppet.
Use those colorful cupcake liners to make this cute Cupcake Liner Shark.
Turn an ordinary clothespin into a fun Clothespin Shark.
Love fingerprint crafts? Check out these Fingerprint Sharks.
You’ll be amazed by how you can turn a simple pool toy into an awesome Pool Noodle Shark .
Recycle the newspaper into a fun craft with this Newspaper Shark.
Have a tween that likes to sew? They can create their very own funky Purse with Teeth.
Footprint crafts are adorable and this Footprint Shark is no exception. It would make a cute keepsake.
Want a craft your child can play with afterwards? This Toilet Paper Roll Shark will provide hours of fun.
Do your kids love Legos? Discover how you can make an awesome Lego shark with blocks you already have.
Use black glue to make beautiful Stained Glass Bookmarks.
Kids will love getting creative with this Stained Glass Coloring Printable.
Turn the kids into sharks with these fun Masks.
These Coloring Pages are perfect for printing out for the kids to color this summer.
Why should the kids have all the fun? Make this DIY Momma Shark T-Shirt and be ready for Shark Week.
DIY Shark Treats
Planning to watch some awesome shark videos? Make one of these fun treats to munch on while you learn about these creatures from the deep.
- Check out how creamy pudding, crunchy “sand” and a gummy shark combine to make the perfect Shark Treat.
- What better way to celebrate Shark Week than with cake? Find out How to Make a Shark Cake.
- Create your own mini ocean you can eat with this Jello Snack.
- On a hot summer day, ice cream is always a hit. These Ice Cream Sandwich Sharks are sure to bring a smile to the kids’ faces.
These shark activities for kids are perfect for Shark Week, or to do anytime of the year with kids that love sharks.
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Originally published June 7, 2017.