Whether you’re gearing up for Shark Week or you’re planning to study sharks in your ocean theme, these shark movies for kids are a must-see!
As you begin planning your shark activities for kids, be sure to include an exciting movie for two to your lesson plans.
Among the shark movies featured below, you’ll find documentaries for older children as well as animated movies for younger ones.
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!