This is the first year my son has taken an interest in the upcoming Shark Week. We were pretty excited to learn more about different species of sharks and try out some fun shark activities for preschoolers and beyond. These shark week activities include shark facts for kids, watching sharks move in their environments, and finding out how they live. This is the perfect resource to combine learning about sharks with more awesome STEM and science activities for preschoolers.
FUN SHARK FACTS AND SHARK WEEK ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR: SHARK WEEK!
Let’s take the time to learn more about these amazing ocean creatures. Kids and adults too have always been fascinated by sharks. I am sure some of it has to do with the movie Jaws as well as what we read about attacks.
But, that’s so little about what sharks are really all about. There are many, many different kinds of sharks, and you might even be surprised that the biggest shark of all is often called a gentle giant. Why not find out why!
FUN FACTS ABOUT SHARKS
Included in our Shark Week activities resource, you will find science activities, cool YouTube videos to check out different species, shark math activities, and several printable pages to do your own research and learn all about your favorite shark! You can even build LEGO sharks! How cool is that! Let’s get started with 10 Fun Facts About Sharks.
STEM SHARK WEEK ACTIVITIES
Please note: These activities, resources, and videos will not be showing shark attacks! Download your pages below!
SHARK WEEK ACTIVITIES
Try our fun buoyancy experiment, watch a video and learn more about how the sharks’ anatomy helps to keep them afloat!
A SHARK OR A SWIMMING NOSE?
Set up this simple science experiment to learn more about how a shark uses its sense of smell to catch its prey. What other senses do they use?
OCEAN ZONES IN A JAR
Where do sharks live in the levels of the ocean? Make ocean zones in a jar for a fun shark week activity for kids. Make sure to research which sharks live where in the ocean zones.
Why not add a bit of chemistry to your shark week activities this year? We love this ocean slime recipe for some under the sea fun!
MORE SHARK WEEK ACTIVITIES
SHARK VIDEOS FOR KIDS
We have been enjoying many of Jonathon Bird’s Blue World Shark Academy Videos. Learn all about sharks’ sensory systems, including its great nose plus much more. Bird also has a great collection of videos on individual sharks that we have been watching together. Learn a little bit more about each shark and make sure to find your favorite shark! (We have viewed many of these videos but not all so use your best judgment.)
Hands-on fun with this easy edible slime recipe with a shark theme. A simple introduction to the world of sharks for preschoolers!
STEM SHARK ACTIVITIES
BUILD A CAGE TO PROTECT A DIVER
When divers and scientists need to get a closer look, they will often stay inside a shark-proof cage to stay safe! Can you build a cage for a diver? Make sure it holds up under water! You can check out this YouTube video here to see what a shark cage looks like, how it is used, and why it is used.
Get out your LEGO bricks and start building. Which shark will you make first?
MATH SHARK ACTIVITIES
- Measuring Sharks Outdoors
What is the longest shark? The shortest shark? How about your favorite shark? Take a measuring tape and chalk outdoors and see how big or small sharks really are!
Great I Spy, counting, and visual processing activity all in one!
LITERACY SHARK ACTIVITIES
MY FAVORITE SHARK LITERACY ACTIVITY
Do you know there are tons of different types of sharks? We are most familiar with the Great White Shark, the Hammerhead Shark, the Mako Shark, the Whale Shark, and a few others. Do you have a favorite?
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHARKS FOR SHARK WEEK!
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