Kids have a fascination for sharks, and this can nurture a love of marine life and the importance of conservation in an effort to protect them.
Our shark name craft brings the ocean’s apex predator to life in an educational way. As kids personalize their shark craft, they’ll learn to spell their names and reinforce letter recognition.
Dive on in to check out some more shark activities that would be a perfect addition to any ocean study or Shark Week!
Shark Week Craft Idea
With our customizable template and our step-by-step instructions, you can easily get right to the fun of crafting with your kids.
This name craft is great to use at home or in a classroom setting for kids to practice spelling their names and make a personalized craft featuring a really cool shark.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Shark template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the shark template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the lower portion of the shark’s body, from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.
Next, glue the eye just below the eyebrow.
Take the completed shark and glue it to a vertically positioned piece of blue paper.
Spell out the child’s name with the fish letters below the shark and glue them in place.
Finish up by drawing squiggly wave lines all along the blue background to create the look of water.
Be sure to check out our other name crafts while you’re here. We’re sure your kids will love making even more variations too display their name!
Ocean Theme Ideas For Kids
Get ready for an oceanic adventure that is sure to make a splash with your kids! We’ll dive into a world of creativity and learning with some ocean themed crafts and activities. We have lots of great projects that will have them learning about marine life and honing essential skills.
Keep reading below for a few of the ocean craft and activity ideas in our collection.
Children’s Books About Sea Creatures
Reading promotes better literacy skills, and it also helps boost kids’ imagination and creativity. By reading books with your children, you can help them develop a love for literature and learning. It also gives you an opportunity to bond with your child while exploring new ideas and characters together.
By integrating reading into your child’s life, you are setting them up for a lifetime of success and fulfillment. So, pick up a book, and enjoy the journey of reading with your child!
The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.
The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!
Sea Animal Craft Ideas
Crafting offers a host of benefits and fun memories to cherish. From enhancing fine motor skills and fostering problem solving abilities to boosting self confidence and self expression, every craft becomes a chance to grow.
Kids will come to eagerly anticipate crafting sessions since it’s such a fun activity to bring their visions to life. Choose some of our favorite crafts below to get your kids started on not just a hobby, but an opportunity for them to shine and flourish.
Jellyfish Name Craft – Did you know some jellyfish are bioluminescent? Imagine them having a jellyfish disco party in the ocean! Kids can party with them by making their own jellyfish out of colorful paper and our free template.
Paper Chain Octopus Craft – Watch the octopus’ arms grow with each paper strip linked in this cool and fun craft! This is such a creative way to create the arms and kids love it! They’ll be delighted to display their paper chain octopus in their room and brighten up the space.
Paper Plate Fish – This fin-tastic way to create a colorful and vibrant fish starts with just an everyday paper plate! Kids will transform it with paint and decorations to give the fish its own personality. This craft is sure to make a splash!
Crab Paper Bag Puppet – With just a few simple materials and a little imagination, kids will be able to transform an ordinary paper bag into a captivating crustacean. Kids will have an ocean of fun coming up with stories their new crab puppet can tell.
Under The Sea Activities For Kids
Come on a sea-themed learning adventure with these jellyfish dot to dots! Kids will connect the numbered dots and watch as cute jellyfish designs emerge.
These activity sheets will sharpen counting skills, boost concentration, and spark creativity as they color in the jellyfish. Dive on in to enjoy this underwater adventure!
Kids will have a blast watching you make this sand slime without borax! This project combines the magic of slime and sand resulting in a sensory sensation like no other.
By just using some simple ingredients and following our easy steps, you can create stretchy sand slime that’s perfect for tactile exploration and imaginative play!
Dive into the amazing world of sharks with these shark color by numbers! This engaging activity will have kids matching colors to numbers to reveal 7 shark themed coloring pages.
Kids will be able to work on color and number recognition as well as have the chance to learn some fascinating facts about sharks.
With our octopus worksheets, kids will navigate their way through a letter maze, label the different parts of an octopus, and practice their handwriting skills. They’ll reinforce letter recognition and problem solving, practice writing perfectly shaped Oo’s, and discover an octopus’ anatomy.
These World Ocean Day cutting practice sheets will build a child’s fine motor skills as they cut along the ocean themed lines. From shells to fish, kids will enhance their scissor control while exploring the wonders of the sea.
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More Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Shark template
- Download the shark template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the lower portion of the shark’s body, from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.
- Glue the eye below the eyebrow.
- Take the completed shark and glue it onto a vertically positioned piece of blue paper.
- Arrange the shark letters below the shark to spell out the child’s name and glue them in place.
- Finish up by drawing squiggly lines all along the blue paper so it looks like water.