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These shark worksheets for kids are a great resource to have on hand for Shark Week! They also fit well inside your ocean theme.
As you start planning your ocean theme, be sure to include some fun, hands-on activities like the ones found in this printable pack.
They’re sure to pique the interest of kids ages 5-10! They’ll love learning about shark anatomy, completing shark-themed puzzles, and doing their own research on sharks.
Add these science worksheets to your ocean, shark, or beach themed lessons this summer.
Shark Worksheets for Kids
I’ve never met a kid who wasn’t fascinated by sharks. Of course, they don’t want to run into one in person on their next trip to the beach.
They do, however, love seeing them at the aquarium or in books and shows.
You can help them learn more about sharks with these shark activities for kids.
Do you use themes in your homeschool? I love using themes, and sharks is a popular one with elementary aged kids. This packet of shark-themed worksheets will help your students become more familiar with sharks.
All of these activities are no-prep printables that you can just print and use right away. Or, you can place the worksheets in a dry erase pocket to make them reusable.
Preparing the Shark Activities
All you need to do to prepare these worksheets for your students is print them out. You can laminate the shark anatomy pages if you’d like.
Laminating the puzzles will make them reusable. Kids can use dry erase markers to complete the activities and then wipe them clean to be used again on another day or with another student.
What’s Included in This Pack?
This pack contains eight pages featuring the following activities:
- 2 shark anatomy charts
- 1 labeling page
- 2 report forms
- 1 word scramble
- 1 word search
- 1 addition practice page
What You Need to Complete the Activities:
- printer and printer paper
- laminator or dry erase pockets
- glue stick
- pencil or dry erase marker
Using the Worksheets
After printing and preparing the shark worksheets, complete the worksheets according to the instructions below:
Shark Anatomy Pages
Print and laminate the two labeled diagrams. Use these to teach children the anatomy of a shark.
When you’re done, have kids complete the cut and paste page to label the shark image.
Shark Report Forms
Gather a collection of nonfiction books about sharks and use them to teach kids fun facts about sharks.
Older children can use these books and the report form included to write a report about their favorite type of shark.
Younger kids can use the second report form to record interesting information about sharks.
Shark Addition Practice
Present this worksheet to young children for a little addition practice. They’ll solve addition problems and draw teeth in the shark’s mouth to illustrate the problems.
Shark Word Search
On this final page, kids will search for the word “shark” in the grid. How many times can they find that word?
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.”
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