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Shark Week is treated like a major holiday in our house. We have been celebrating it ever since T was just two years old. He is fascinated with sharks and his knowledge could rival most Marine Biologists. It began with us inviting just a few friends and family to watch some of the highlights. Over the years it has grown into a full-scale event including food, games, friends, family, and even more anticipation. We thought we would share some of the ways we celebrate Discovery’s Shark Week.
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What To Watch During Shark Week
Get Inspired By Starting Here with Discovery!
- Check out the Shark Week 2022 Schedule right here. (July 24th – 31st, 2022)
- Watch the Jaws Series on Amazon Prime
- Let Kids Watch Shark Tale
The world’s biggest shark, the whale shark, can grow as long as 40 feet.Conservation.org
What To Eat While Watching Shark Week
Food is a big part of the fun! I always make Shark cupcakes and I am including this recipe below because the strawberry inside makes for a fun surprise.
Shark Attack Cupcakes
I made these Shark Attack Cupcakes from delish! They are usually stuffed with strawberry jam but I’ve used raspberry too and I think I prefer it. I also sprinkle the tops with Sugar Art Diamond Dust. They come out adorable and taste awesome!
Shark Themed Cookies
Cookies are also fun; depending on your skill level you can go simple or simply amazing. I wish I could manage the ones below. But I can’t.
So, these premade Shark cookie kits from Baketinicookiegifts are the perfect solution for me.
What To Drink During Shark Week
For The Kids – Sonic’s Ocean Water Copycat Recipe from Meet The Presleys
Adults Only – Shark Cocktail – The Shark Bite by Blackstone Griddle
Blue Gatorade and Gummy Sharks do the trick too!
Shark Punch for The Kids
Mix up some Arctic Shark Punch and throw in some of these Glaciers from Hostess with the Mostest.
Shark Party Decorations
Dress The Part – Shark Garb
Why not dress the part in fun vintage Shark Week tee’s and even offer Fido an extra cool bandana for the party?
Shark Fun For Kids
Shark Craft Idea
- Here is a fun idea to keep your kids busy while pulling it together. Shark Jaw Paper Plates. Dollar Store Crafts will show you how.
- Grab some free Shark Work Sheets from Education.com like this one…
- Find fun and free shark games at Crazy Games!
- Check out this packet on Sharks That Aren’t Scary Pack with information cards, coloring sheets, book recommendations, and more.
When sharks are turned upside down, they go into a natural suspended state called tonic immobility.greenpeace.org
Educational Shark Books
In our homeschool, we always kept a lot of shark books on hand to get us excited and knowledgeable before shark week began. Here is a list of our favorites!
- National Geographic Kids – The Ultimate Book of Sharks
- The Shark Handbook by Dr. Greg Skomal PhD – The Essential Guide for Understanding the Sharks of the World
- Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures! by Mike Lowery
- Super Shark Encyclopedia: And Other Creatures of the Deep by DK
- Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) by Anna Membrino
- Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating
Looking for something for your budding Marine Biologist?
This beautiful workbook takes students on a journey through the ocean where they will learn all about the sea creatures that call the ocean home. There are writing exercises, research exercises, a crossword puzzle to be sure they retained what they learned, and more.
Now, get excited by checking out the program rundown and figure out which ones you want to play while guests and food are there. I hope you have a ball!
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