Jul 22, 2023

Enjoying Shark Week as a Family All Week Long, Plus A Free Shark Coloring Page

Shark Week is an annual event that brings excitement, wonder, and a sense of adventure to households across the nation. It's a time when families gather around the television, eagerly waiting to learn more about these magnificent creatures that roam the depths of the ocean. But why limit the fun to just a few days? With a little planning and creativity, you can turn Shark Week into an entire week of family bonding and educational experiences. In this blog post, we'll explore different ways to enjoy Shark Week as a family all week long, creating lasting memories and fostering a love for marine life.

So, grab your shark-themed snacks, put on your favorite shark T-shirts, and get ready for a fin-tastic week of fun, learning, and adventure!

Section 1: Dive into Shark Facts

Before the week kicks off, it's important to equip your family with some fascinating shark facts

Start by gathering everyone together and engaging in a lively discussion about these incredible creatures. 

You can begin with some basic questions: 

  • What do sharks eat? 
  • How many species of sharks are there? 
  • Are all sharks dangerous?
  • If you were a shark, which kind of shark would you want to be?
  • Do you know how old sharks are? (Hint: Scientists believe sharks appeared 455 million years ago.)
  • What does the skin of a shark feel like?

Encourage your children to share their knowledge and ask questions of their own. This not only promotes critical thinking but also fosters a sense of curiosity and a desire to learn more. You can even make it a friendly competition by awarding points for correct answers. The person with the most points at the end of Shark Week gets a special prize!

Section 2: Create Shark-Themed Crafts and Games

No Shark Week celebration is complete without some hands-on activities. Get your creative juices flowing with shark-themed crafts and games that the whole family can enjoy. One idea is to create shark puppets using paper bags or socks. Let each family member decorate their own puppet and then put on a shark puppet show. This not only encourages creativity but also provides an opportunity for storytelling and imaginative play.

If you're feeling adventurous, why not organize a shark scavenger hunt? Create a list of shark-related items for your children to find around the house or in your backyard. You can include items like shark toys, books, or even pictures of different shark species. The first one to find all the items wins a prize. This activity not only gets everyone moving but also reinforces the knowledge gained during your shark facts discussion.

For those who enjoy a good puzzle, consider printing out shark-themed coloring pages or word searches. This gives your children a chance to unwind while still engaging with the topic at hand. You can even turn it into a family competition by seeing who can complete their coloring page or word search the fastest.

Download our free shark coloring page for kids today. Download and print our free coloring page by clicking here!

Section 3: Watch Shark Week Specials Together

Of course, no Shark Week celebration would be complete without watching the awe-inspiring documentaries and thrilling specials that are aired throughout the week. Make it a family tradition to gather around the television each evening and watch these captivating programs together.

Before each show, have a brief discussion about the topic it will cover. Encourage your children to ask questions and share their thoughts and predictions. As you watch, make sure to point out interesting facts or moments that stand out. 

This interactive approach not only enhances the viewing experience but also deepens your family's understanding and appreciation of these magnificent creatures.

After each show, take a few minutes to reflect on what you've learned. Ask your children what they found most fascinating or surprising about the program. This not only reinforces the knowledge gained but also encourages open and thoughtful discussions within the family.

Shark Week is an incredible opportunity for families to come together, learn, and have fun. By diving into shark facts, creating shark-themed crafts and games, and watching Shark Week specials together, you can turn this annual event into a week-long celebration of marine life. So, gather your loved ones, embrace the wonder of the ocean, and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Happy Shark Week!

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Don't forget to download our shark coloring page. 

Supporting The Inner Light Of The Children,

Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten

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