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Shark Week Games

“I Spy” Shark Game

Shark Week preparations are still going on here….are you ready????  Whether you choose to make your own or purchase them, you should definitely have some fun Shark Week games on hand and ready to play!

Everyone loves a good game of “I Spy.”  I created a special shark search game along with a search key for you to share with your kids.  They can sit and search for them on this post or you can use the link below for a printable version:

Mimi’s Shark Week “I Spy”

 

                     

Other Shark Games ~

You may already have the Shark Bite game in your game closet.  We have had this game for quite some time and we love it.  However, I must be honest in telling you  that it took a bit for the kids to get used to those shark jaws.  Players take turns using a fishing rod to fish for colorful creatures.  But be careful…you never know when the shark is going to bite!  Of course, it doesn’t actually bite, the jaws just come up to get the creatures.  The other wonderful thing about this game is that it doesn’t need batteries!

           Get the fun Shark Bite game now!

Another fun one that I need to add to our game closet is “Sharkopoly”.  You knew it was just a matter of time before this was created, right?  Of course, this one is for kids a bit older, but what a fun way to keep Monopoly going in your household.  Remember fighting over which token everybody got?  These new tokens include a shark, jawline, fin, flipper, buoy, and a mask with snorkel.

 

           Forget the “old” Monopoly — Give Sharkopoly a try!

 

Whether you find games online, print out free copies or purchase games to keep around, I’m sure you will have a lot of fun with these for Shark Week as well as throughout the year!  Have fun!

SHARK WEEK 2020 🦈

 

 

It’s 6 days away folks…Shark Week 2020 airs from Sunday, August 9 to Sunday, August 16.  I’m sure if you take a poll about people’s favorite animals you will rarely get the answer of shark.  Then why is it that there is such a frenzy around shark week every year?   Because they are fascinating creatures!  The episodes are not only fascinating to watch, but the week as a whole becomes a flurry of themed food and crafts.  Check out these fun shark games and crafts to make learning about sharks more exciting at your house.

Shark Alphabet Game:

As you can imagine, we are joining in on the fun!  There are a vast amount of fun ideas out there!  Check out this fun idea for toddlers and preschoolers!  I love how they cut out fish in various colors and put letters on each one.  What a fun way to work with letters for preschoolers while working with colors for toddlers….definitely a bonus when you can find an activity that reaches different age groups.  Of course, you can also have the older kids spell different words before feeding the fish to the shark.  Another benefit of this activity is the kids can jump in and help cut out the fish.  Addi is loving learning how to cut right now.

Clothespin Sharks:

Another fun idea is making sharks out of clothespins.

Supplies Needed ~
  • Acrylic paint – gray, red, blue, white
  • Poster board
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Google eyes
  • Hot glue or strong hold craft glue
Directions ~
  1. Depending on age of your children, either paint ahead or have the children help paint the clothespin(s) in blue or gray.  Acrylic paint dries pretty fast.
  2. While clothespins are drying, cut out one dorsal fin, one tail fin and two pectoral fins for each shark.
  3. Glue the fins in place with hot glue or strong craft glue.  Once glue has dried, pain the fins to match the shark.
  4. Squeeze open the shark mouth and paint red inside.
  5. Cut shark teeth out of cardboard using zigzag pattern (or zigzag scissors if you have them.)  Glue the teeth in place.
  6. Glue eyes on top of clothespin.

As we prepare at our house for a week filled with shark excitement, I will be sharing all the fun ideas we find with you.  If you have any great ideas, please be sure to share them in the comments at the end of this post!

Links for Shark games, puzzles and crafts below~

Paper House Productions:  A fun new site I recently discovered.  Check them out in this link.  Once you are on their site, click on animals in the options at the left and you will find an Animal Match Up Game Set that includes and Ocean set .  Bonus…it’s on sale right now!

Great kids’ games, stickers, & puzzles, made by PARENTS! 

 

KimmyShop.com:  Another fun site I just found.  Check out this link for an awesome Discovery Channel Shark Week – Shark Selfie 3D Lenticular Puzzle in either 100 or 500 pieces.

KimmyShop.com

Discovery Channel Shark Week - Shark Selfie - 3D Lenticular Puzzle - 100 Pieces

Amazon:  As always, Amazon is a great go to for all of your games and crafts.  You can use the links below to get setup for the week of shark fun!

Get your easy to make foam shark puppet craft kit here!

Check out these cool shark tattoos!

These shark figurines are a must for Shark Week crafts!

 

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