Shark Unit 2 with Free Printables

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My kiddos love sharks.  And just when I think they're moving on, the countdown to Discovery Channel's Shark Week begins and the craze starts all over again.

This summer, the craze has been bigger than ever, continuing through the beginning of Fall.  We couldn't resist creating our Shark Unit 2 with Free Printables.  The kiddos have loved each and every activity and are still begging for more.
Shark activities and free printables
Here's what we've been up to!

Language

Shark Vocabulary
Shark Vocabulary
The kiddos' knowledge of shark vocabulary continues to grow.  This activity helps develop their knowledge even further.  These cards can be used as 3 part cards or matching cards.  If you're a shark lover, I promise you'll enjoy this activity.  My kiddos can't get enough of it.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the Shark Unit Language Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Math

Shark Tooth Subtraction
Shark tooth subtraction
It's no secret that sharks loose teeth often.  In this activity the kiddos practice subtraction using shark teeth as counters and glass beads as markers.  

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my Shark Unit Math Printable Pack 3. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

  Sand Tiger Shark Multiplication
Shark Multiplication
Sand tiger sharks are known for staying in groups.  In this activity the kiddos are multiplying groups that they see.  Sand tiger sharks are being used as counters.  Glass beads are being used as markers.  Bulldozer is loving the chance to practice more multiplication.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my Shark Unit Math Printable Pack 3.  For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Hammerhead Shark Division
Shark Division
Hammerhead sharks also stay in groups.  In this activity the kiddos are dividing sharks into groups that they've seen.  Hammerhead sharks are used as counters.  Glass beads are used as markers.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of the Shark Unit Printable Pack 3.  For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Shark Word Problems
Shark Word Problems
The kiddos have been working on adding and subtracting large numbers. They've also been working on solving word problems. This activity combines the two skills with a shark theme.  The kiddos are matching up word problems to number problem cards and then solving them.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Shark Unit Math Printable Pack 3. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Science & Culture

Oceanic Zones Coloring Page
Oceanic Zones Coloring Page
We have learned about the oceanic zones before, but it's always best to review when we have the chance.  I'm excited to have this beautiful coloring page on our shelves.  The kiddos have loved it!

Source:  The free printable for this activity can be found at Natural Beach Living.

Who Am I? Shark Cards
Shark themed Who Am I? cards
Once again the kiddos have requested Who Am I? cards as part of our shark unit.  They have loved them in past units.  I must say, these are some of our best.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Shark Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 2.  For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Are All Sharks Dangerous?
Dinomite and Bulldozer have a deep love and respect for sharks.  They have spent years learning about them.  When they are made aware of others speaking negatively or harming sharks, they become quite upset.  This activity has been created in their behalf to educate others about sharks, because not all are alike.

Source: Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of the Shark Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Prehistoric Shark Match Up
Prehistori shark match up
Sharks have been around for a very long time, some even before dinosaurs.  The kiddos love learning about prehistoric creatures.  In this activity they match prehistoric shark figures to their corresponding cards.

Source: Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Shark Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 2.  For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Music

Orchestra Instruments in the Jaws Theme
The boys are so into music right now.  Not pop music or anything like that, but classical music, more specifically film scores.  I thought it would be fun to use their new found passion to my advantage. 

 As the kiddos watch and listen to the Jaws theme conducted by John Williams (their favorite composer right now), they will identify instruments they see.  The orchestra instruments cards are provided as a control.



Source:  I created the printable for this activity. For your free copy, click HERE.

Sensory

Fun with Magnets
Magnet Kit
Sharks are very sensitive to magnetic fields. They detect them in the water, helping them hunt for prey and avoid things that may be dangerous.  The boys thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this during Shark Week 2016.  In honor of all that they learned, we decided to add a magnet kit to our shelves.  

Shark Sensory Bin
Shark Sensory Bin
The kiddos are always up for a fun sensory bin, especially if it includes water and sharks.  This one is quite simple including decorative rocks, blue glass beads, shark figures, random plants we have on hand, and water. They are loving it!

For those interested in the free printables, please click on the links below.




We hope you enjoy learning about sharks as much as we do!

If you're looking for more shark activities, free printables and other resources, be sure to visit the posts below!

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Children's books about sharks

1 comment:

  1. So many great printables and ideas for learning about sharks! I love all the printables with shark facts and the Jaws theme music. Fun!

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