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Download and print this printable, and have your kids complete the label a shark worksheet. It’s perfect for your summer lesson plans.
If you’re studying the ocean or gearing up for Shark Week, add this worksheet to your shark activities for kids.
Little ones can practice cutting and pasting while building their vocabulary as they complete this free printable.
Label a Shark Worksheet
Add this free ocean printable to your summer lesson plans. Because it’s print-and-go, it’s perfect for busy homeschool moms like you!
Activities in which kids label objects (or parts of objects) are great for building their vocabulary. You can use this labeling worksheet to introduce new vocabulary words (such as dorsal or pectoral), or you can use them to reinforce words you’ve already introduced.
You can also use these types of activities to help little ones become familiar with the written words.
When you provide your children with cut and paste worksheets, you provide them with an opportunity to practice their scissor skills.
Putting labels in the correct boxes is a good way to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Who knew one simple worksheet could provide so many benefits?
It’s really easy to make this a reusable activity. Laminate the page, and cut the bottom strip off (the part with the label boxes).
Now, put a velcro dot on each blank box as well as on the back of each label. Kids can stick the labels on the diagram, and take them off again.
BOOKS ABOUT Sharks
There are many shark books for kids that teach them about these creatures of the sea. Sharks are often portrayed as ruthless killers, but these books help children learn about the important role sharks play in the ocean’s ecosystem.
Shark books can also teach children about the different types of sharks and their habits.
Clark the Shark – Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life and always means well—but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark’s teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down.
So Cool! Sharks – They have super senses! They leap clear out of the water! They swallow prey in a single gulp! Let’s face it: Sharks are … SO COOL! And, well, so is this book!
Shark Lady – Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. After earning several college degrees and making countless discoveries, Eugenie wrote herself into the history of science, earning the nickname “Shark Lady.”
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!