I can be so much fun to learn about sharks, especially when the Discovery Channel sets aside a whole week of the year for special coverage and educational shows! Whether you are off for the summer, or home schooling year round, don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to engage your kids in marine biology and get them excited about ocean science!
Here is how to make your own Shark Week Box
You can’t do shark week without some “chum”. Try Sweedish fish, gummy sharks, Goldfish crackers, bugles turned shark teeth, make shark pops, or make sugar cookies with shark and fish cookie cutters.
Next you’ll want to small shark figures/toys, some shells and some sand, maybe even a few puffer balls.
With paper, scissors, glue, crayons, string and a few stickers you should be all set for your shark crafting.
You can include sharks in every subject area if you’re schooling this week, history, geography, science, math, reading, writing, language, art… Check out these ideas for how to “do school” with sharks.
Don’t forget to get a book or two about sharks. Either from Amazon or from your local library. Learning won’t stop when the show’s over if you have book lying around to encourage their curiosity.
(Note: if you don’t want to purchase or find these things, you can also order a premade sensory box from Special Needs Homeschooling.)
Put all the supplies together in a box, wrap it if you like and let the kids open it on the first day of shark week! It’s a great way to build excitement and to kick off your Shark Week fun. If you liked these ideas, don’t miss our other posts about Sharks!