27+ Awesome Shark Week Activities & Crafts for Kids

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It’s Shark Week and here is a collection of super fun and creative Shark Week activities, crafts and snacks to make with your kids!

Fun Shark Week Ideas For Kids

If you are looking for some fun ways to celebrate Shark Week this is the list for you! Fun crafts using supplies you likely already have at home! You’ll find great ways to enjoy shark week all week long. I love using these ideas in combination with some learning programs on TV and some amazing shots of sharks!

All of these ideas are super easy to set up and make at home or in the classroom. I hope you and your little one enjoy them as much as we have!

And check out my short form crafting series Curious Crafting on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Watch all the episodes here.

Shark Crafts for Shark Week

  1. Rocking Shark Craft for Preschoolers, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Clothespin Shark Craft, Kix Cereal
  3. Super Cute Easy Shark Paper Plate Craft, Kids Activity Blog
  4. Cupcake Liner Shark Kids Craft, I Heart Crafty Things
  1. Shark Binocular Craft, Pink Stripes Socks
  2. Shark Coffee Filter Suncatcher For Kids, A Little Pinch of Perfect
  3. Giant Shark Suncatcher, And Next Comes L
  4. Shark Crafts for Preschoolers: Shark Suncatcher, Buggy and Buddy
  1. Shark Teeth Necklace, Kids Activity Blog
  2. Pool Noodle Sharks, Mama Cheap
  3. Paper Loop Shark, Our Kid Things
  4. DIY Shark Headband, Simple Everyday Mom
  1. Footprint Sharks Keepsake – Shark Week Craft, Glued To My Craft Blog
  2. Paper Plate Shark Puppet Craft, Kids Craft Room
  3. Easy Shark Painting for Kids with Free Printable, Crafting for Fun Life
  4. Cardboard and Yarn Shark Craft, Our Kid Things

Shark Activities for Shark Week

  1. Edible Shark Slime, Messy Little Monsters
  2. Shark Tank Sensory Play for Shark Week, Left Brain Craft Brain
  3. Shark Name Game, Toddler Approved
  4. Feed the Shark Play Dough Geometry, Left Brain Craft Brain
  1. Shaving Cream Shark Foam Sensory Bin, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Feed the Shark Alphabet Game for Kids, Toddler Approved
  3. Ocean Sensory Bin, Fun-A-Day
  4. Shark Sensory Bottle to Make for Shark Week, Fun-A-Day!

Yummy Shark Snacks for Shark Week

  1. Cute, Yummy & Gummy Shark Jello Cups, Kids Activity Blog
  2. The Best Shark Themed Snacks for Kids – Shark Suckers, Natural Beach Living
  3. Shark Invested Water Drink, Simplically Living
  4. Shark Chocolate Bark Candy, Sandy Toes Sand Popsicles

Age Suitability for Shark Week Activities

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level for Shark Week Activities

This is a mess level is varies deepening on the activity..

Difficulty to Create Shark Week Activities

Easy to medium.

Skills Developed

Sensory play, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.


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Check out My Books, TV Show & Play Kits!

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

27+ Awesome Shark Week Activities & Crafts

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

27+ Awesome Shark Week Activities & Crafts

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids – coming out September 27, 2022

Book: STEAM Crafts for Kids – coming out November 29, 2022

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

This show is all about fun and easy crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

27+ Awesome Shark Week Activities & Crafts

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.


27+ Awesome Shark Week Activities & Crafts

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