Shark Emotions

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This shark emotions color and write pack is a fun way to promote social development. Teach little ones about feelings and emotions with these shark activities for kids.

Social and emotional development is an important part of early childhood. It can be difficult for young children to communicate how they feel.

When we help children learn to talk about their feelings and emotions, it can make managing challenging behavior a little easier.

Add these free printables to your ocean or shark-themed lesson plans this summer! Or, you can pin them and save them for Shark Week in August.

Shark Emotions

Teaching emotions, coloring, and handwriting practice is important for young learners. These color and write worksheets are a great resource to have on hand this summer.

Each page features a shark, and each one has a different facial expression. There is a sentence at the bottom of each page that names the shark’s emotion.

As you and your little ones work through these pages, talk about emotions with them. Can they demonstrate that emotion for themselves? Can they describe events that make them feel that featured emotion?


I love incorporating videos into our lessons and activities whenever possible.

They’re a great way to break from the books and worksheets that typically fill our lessons.

I also save them for rainy days or sick days that may crop up during the unit. Here are a few fun ideas for kids:

Galapagos: Realm of Giant SharksShark TaleSharkbait


• Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks – This movie follows a group of researchers to the remote reaches of the Galapagos archipelago. Their goal is to understand one of the most sensational migrations on Planet Earth: the gathering of hundreds of giant pregnant female whale sharks along a single reef off Darwin Island.

• Shark Tale – A young fish’s false reputation as a ‘shark slayer’ earns him fame…and gets him fitted for cement fins in this animated tale.

Sharkbait – One fish must find his destiny to save his home and the love of his life from a bullying shark.


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 SharkSo Cool! Sharks (So Cool/So Cute)Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist (Women in Science Books, Marine Biology for Kids, Shark Gifts)


Clark the Shark – Clark is a shark with zingbang, 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!

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