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7 Ways to Celebrate Shark Week with Kids

Shark Week , the annual week of non-stop shark action on the Discovery Channel Even if your kids aren’t old enough or mature enough to handle Shark Week, we have several ways to get your kids involved in the fun (without having to watch all of the suspense).

Shark Week with KIds

From yummy shark cupcakes to fun crafts, here are 7 ways to celebrate Shark Week with kids:

great blue cupcakes from cold stone creamery
cold stone creamery
great blue cupcake
shark week cupcake

Great Blue Shark Cupcakes from Cold Stone Creamery

In 2014, Cold Stone Creamery did a Great Blue Shark Cupcake in honor of shark week. Make your own Shark Cupcakes for Shark week with blue icing.

Shark Mouth Paper Plates

Shark Mouth Paper Plate Craft

With a paper plate, make a shark mouth!

Learn more at Hands On Developmental Preschool

Foot Print Sharks

footprint shark

This is a cute shark craft that your kids will love! Use their foot print to create a shark!

Learn more at Glued to My Crafts

Shark Hat Craft

shark hat craft

Take blue scrapbook paper and make a cone resembling a hat. Next, take googley eyes for shark eyes and then make white teeth out of paper. This shark hat craft is quick, easy and super fun!

source: Pinterest

Paper Plate Shark

paper plate shark

This is a quick and easy craft made out of a paper plate!

Learn more at Almost Unschoolers

DIY Shark Costume from Hoodie

diy shark costume

How cute is this! Make this DIY shark costume for Shark Week and then reuse for Halloween! This costume is so easy, I maybe even able to do it. The costume just consists of a hoodie and white felt. Easy peasy and adorable!

Learn more at Fiskars

Shark Week Mittens

Shark Week Mittens

I know my boys would LOVE these! The base of this project is a blue mitten, you can get crazy with customizations with this craft.

Learn more at A Night Owl Blog

Our older kids are 9 and 11-years old. Typically I’d let them watch Shark Week, but see we are planning a surprise trip to the beach and I just don’t see that trip going well…. So maybe we will just DVR and watch later. Our toddlers, yea, not so much!

How Will You Be Celebrating Shark Week?


Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Ahh! I LOVE Shark Week!!! I can't wait till the Babe is older and we can really get into it! (Hopefully by then we'll have cable too! Haha!)