These Clark the Shark printables make a great addition to your shark theme homeschool lessons for elementary ages.
Engage your children and simplify your planning time with this fun set of free printables designed for use with Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale.
Clark the Shark is a popular children’s book series. The stories are engaging and entertaining for kids ages 4-8.
In Clark the Shark, we meet Clark – an energetic shark who has a hard time with self-control. His teacher reminds him to “stay cool”, and Clark makes up rhymes to help him learn the rules.
Clark the Shark Printables
Below, you’ll find some fun teaching ideas and a printable book companion to help make this a meaningful read-aloud for your kids.
After reading the story with your kids, choose a fun snack and a craft to extend the experience.
The book companion below goes perfectly with this story. The activities will help you dig deeper into the book with your kids.
If you don’t have a copy of Clark the Shark on hand, you can show the video below to your kids before moving onto the activities.
Fun Connections to Make
• Fact vs. Fiction – Discuss the difference between fact and fiction. Clark is a shark, and sharks are real. But, obviously sharks can’t talk or express emotion like people do. Can your kids compare Clark to a real shark?
• Emotions – Kids can relate to Clark’s struggle with big emotions. He loves life, and he does everything big. It takes him a bit to learn how to restrain those big emotions. Discuss emotions with your kids. What emotions can they name from the book? What ways do they struggle with or exhibit self control?
• Sharks – Teach your students about sharks! Share shark printables with them that teach about shark anatomy, life in the ocean, and more.
Clark the Shark Hands-On Activities
If you set up a fun shark water bead sensory bin, kids can use plastic shark figurines to act out the story.
This STEM experiment will help you demonstrate how sharks remove salt from water in the ocean to drink it.
This shark headband is perfect for summertime, a book activity, or shark week!
More Clark the Shark Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Clark the Shark books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Clark the Shark Dares to Share – Join Clark the Shark as he discovers the true meaning of sharing and caring.
Clark the Shark Takes Heart – It’s Anna Angelfish’s birthday, and Clark wants to find the perfect present for her to show her how he feels. But when he tries to make a big impression with his usual zip, bang, and BOOM, things don’t go quite as planned.
Clark the Shark Loves Christmas – Clark the Shark loves Christmas more than anyone! When Clark’s class organizes a Secret Santa exchange, Clark decides to find out who will be giving him a present . . . and forgets to get a present for his Secret Santa! What will happen on the day of the gift exchange? Will Clark learn about Christmas giving?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Add some shark figures to your pretend play area or your science area so kids can explore the different types of sharks you teach them about.
When you add a shark anatomy model to your science center, kids can get up close and personal with all the parts of a shark – inside and out!
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