75 Outstanding Shark Resources that will Make you Squeal

75 Shark Learning Resources that will make you squeal! #sharkweek at Great Peace Academy

Shark Resources for Learning & Fun
with Free Printable

Sharks are fascinating! They have a reputation for danger, especially given the current events happening along the east coast. Couple that with Shark Week on the Discovery Channel , for 2016 Shark week begins on June 26, and you’ve found the perfect combination of prompts for learning. This is why I’ve gathered 75 shark resources for learning and family fun.

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FREE Sharks Printables

  1. Find the Main Idea: Shark Reading Skills Sheet by Education.com
  2. Free Printable Shark Packs by All for the Boys
  3. Free Sharks Lapbook by Homeschool Share
  4. Free Word Shark Prefix/Suffix Game at Teachers Pay Teachers by The TLC Shop
  5. Food Chain vs. Food Web by Major Differences
  6. LEGO Shark Worksheet by The Homeschool Scientist
  7. Ocean Math at Teachers at Pay Teachers by Sara Southard
  8. Name that Shark by Teacher Vision
  9. Shark Activities by Kidzone.ws
  10. Shark Anatomy & Discussion at Teachers Pay Teachers by D. Adams
  11. Shark Anatomy by Monterey Bay Aquarium
  12. Shark Bingo Game Cards by Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
  13. Shark Classroom Activities by The Florida Museum of Natural History
  14. Sharks Did You Know? by Teach This
  15. Shark Food, Measuring using Millimeters at Teachers Pay Teachers by Christopher Hamon
  16. Shark Guides by Seaworld
  17. Shark Label the Parts by KB Teachers
  18. Shark Reading Activity by Scholastic
  19. Shark Research Handouts  by The Shark Research Institute
  20. Shark Story Starters by Blessed Beyond a Doubt
  21. Shark Teacher Resources, grades 5 & 6 by Sharks 4 Kids
  22. Shark Unit Study by Royal Baloo
  23. Shark Week Fast  Facts Sheets by 3 Boys and a Dog
  24. Shark Wordsearch by Education.com
  25. Whale Shark Reading Comprehension at Teachers Pay Teachers by Pam Cash

Free Sharks Printable

Attack the Shark Facts Notebooking Pages

Attack of the Shark Facts Notebooking Pages at Great Peace Academy

These notebooking pages are designed to help your students learn the art of researching and disseminating information. I provide 6 pages, one for six different species of sharks. Included in the printable packet is a resources page that offers 3 resources web links for each of the species, and I suggest asking your student to find at least 2 more resources. Then they use the resource pages to write in information regarding facts for each of the sharks.

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 Learn About Sharks Resources

  1. National Geographic, Sharks
  2. Oceanic Research Group, Sharks
  3. Oregon Coast Aquarium, Teacher Resources
  4. Sharks, Animal Planet
  5. Sharks 3D Teacher Guides at New England Aquarium
  6. Sharks 4 Kids
  7. Shark Angels
  8. Shark Classroom Activities  by Florida Museum of Natural History
  9. Sharks, Discovery Education
  10. Sharks Facts Newport Aquarium
  11. Sharks, History Channel
  12. Shark Savers
  13. Shark Specialist Group 
  14. Shark Week, Discovery Channel
  15. The Shark Research Institute
  16. The Shark Trust

Don’t miss out on this Current Event Story:
Yes! The Number of  Shark Attacks is Above Average by USA Today – 2015.

Currclick Sharks Learning Resources for Shark Week

Even more great learning resources can be found at Currclick. You’ll discover printables workbooks, lapbooks, unit studies, and copywork.

  • Workbooks

Sharks from S&S Learning Materials
All About Sharks! Science & Literacy from Engaging Lessons

  • Lapbooks & Minibooks

Sharks Lapbook from Hands of a Child
All About Sharks Mini Books from The Whole Word Publishing
Sharks Express (Quick) Lapbook from A Journey Through Learning

  • Unit Studies

Sharks Unit Study from Homeschool Learning Network
Sharks Animal Unit Study from Highlights of Homeschooling
Amazing Sharks I Can Read Unit Study from Highlights of Homeschooling
Hammerhead Shark Unit Study Gr 2 – 5 from Super Mommy To The Rescue
Shark Unit Study from Build Your Library
Sharks! from Brandenburg Studies

  • Copywork

Two-Hundred Shark Facts Copywork Cards from Homeschool Bits

  • eBooks

Weird Wonders of the Deep: Whale Sharks from Gareth Stevens Inc

Sharks Art

What about Art? Yes you can incorporate shark art into your week of learning. It’s so easy with Simple Start in Chalk Pastels from Hodgepodge. Tricia and Nana have just released Sharks Volume 2. With simple step by step how to’s using the very forgiving medium of chalk pastels your kids will be drawing, and painting sharks in no time at all.

You’ll be so impressed and your kids will think, Wow! that was easy. By the end of the week your fridge is gonna be covered in shark art! Don’t believe me? Just watch the quick video tutorial over on the Hodgepodge page, you’ll soon find yourself grabbing the chalks and painting sharks along with the kids.


Books about Sharks


Party with Sharks

Of course diving into the shark infested week of Shark Week wouldn’t be complete without some fun party themed ideas. Whether it’s just a family dinner night complete with shark fin Jello for dessert or a full-on kid party for all of your sharky friends, a bit of fun makes the experience a great childhood memory.

Fun with Sharks



Watching Shark Week on Discovery Channel of course is super fun, but you can extend the fun and learning by incorporating sharks into the weeks activities. No matter the age, shark stencils are a great way to introduce drawing without fear of messing up. Have you, or the kids, ever wondered what the inside of a shark looks like? Well, a shark anatomy kit you can peek inside and give a science lesson at the same time.

Who doesn’t love LEGO Bricks? And with this kit you can use it as a story starter prompt, for a quick and easy creative writing assignment. 1000 Piece Shark Puzzle should keep the kids busy on a rainy summer day. Oh and Yes! That’s right, a shark water slide for your own backyard, the Banzai 3D Shark Bite Slide, will keep the Shark fun laughter echoing all summer long.

 One more activity just for fun! Lemon Shark Digital Jigsaw Puzzle from National Geographic.

Renée at Great Peace Academy

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