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Ridiculously Easy Shark Week Activities for Kids

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Shark week is the best. Although I didn’t hear about it until my kids were born, apparently it has been running since 1988, so nearly 30 years. My kids love sharks almost as much as they love dinosaurs, so we definitely embrace shark week around here.

These shark week activities are perfect for kids to do during the day that will not only make shark week more fun, but will also help kids learn a bit more about sharks.

Who doesn’t love shark week activities? There are some incredibly creative shark activities around the web that we’ll be trying this shark week.

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Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun!

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10 Ridiculously Easy Shark Week Activities for Kids

Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun!

These shark week activities for kids are easy as pie!

Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun!

1. Shark Sensory Bottle

I love sensory bottles more than my kids do. I especially love glitter sensory bottles. This shark sensory bottle is full of glitter, sharks, and awesome.

2. Shark Desalinization Experiment

Ever wonder how sharks can drink salt water? This little STEM experiment shows you just how sharks remove salt from water in the ocean through water science for kids.

3. Pool Noodle Shark

What can you do with pool noodles after they start to break? Turn them into sharks, of course! Most of the pool noodles we have are pink, so I guess we’ll be making pink sharks.

4. Shark Cootie Catcher

I’ve always had a fondness for cootie catchers. Apparently, I’m meant to have 6 kids and drive a giant SUV (which, alas, did not come to pass), but I like this shark cootie catcher even better. All you need for this is a color printer!

5. LEGO Sharks

One of my favorite characters to play with as a kid was the official LEGO shark, but this LEGO shark is even more colorful and fun.

Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun!

6. Shark Bookmark

These corner bookmarks are crazy-popular this year, and why not complete your collection with a shark bookmark! Promote sharks and reading. Win-win!

7. Shark Fin Soap

If you happen to have a shark fin mold lying around, make shark fin soap! You can also carve soap into a fin shape if you don’t have a mold lying around.

8. Shark Hat

Kids can become sharks with these paper shark fin hats!

9. Finger Puppet Shark

Kids can reenact their favorite shark week scenes using felt finger puppet sharks.

10. Clothespin Shark

If you have a clothespin lying around along with some paper, make these adorable clothespin sharks!

Learn All About Sharks!

Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun!

Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun! Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun! Need activity ideas for shark week? These shark week activities are perfect shark activity ideas for kids of all ages! Sharks have never been more fun!



How are you celebrating shark week?

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