We are temporarily reviving our Children's Blog to provide some resources for families who are stuck at home during this period of social distancing due to COVID-19. We will put together a variety of activities for you and your families every day at 1:00 pm. Watch for weekend Boredom Busters on Saturday and/or Sunday. See which ones you can do, and if you get the chance, share the results with us on any of our social media platforms, which will be listed at the bottom of this blog.
Today's theme is Diving Into Sharks!
Amazing Shark Facts: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/12-shark-facts-may-surprise-you
- Sharks do not have bones
- Sharks have really good eyesight
- Shark skin feels like sandpaper
- Whale Sharks' spot patterns are as unique as fingerprints
- Greenland sharks eat polar bears and reindeer
Sharks Up Close: https://explore.org/livecams/sharks/shark-meditation
Sharks can seem scary, but most of the fear surrounding them comes from misinformation. Sharks rarely attack humans, and they certainly don't hunt them despite what films like Jaws would have us believe.
Let's check out some Live Shark Cams!
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Check out other live zoo cams here.
Crafty Sharks: https://sweetrosestudio.com/2015/07/20-simple-shark-crafts-for-kids.html
There's lots of different ways to engage in our love of sharks. Crafts are a wonderful artistic medium. Let's check out some different shark crafts we can make at home!
Newspaper Shark Craft: https://iheartcraftythings.com/newspaper-shark-craft.html
For this craft, you'll need:
- light blue, dark blue, black, and white paper (or white paper that you can paint)
- google eyes (or white paper and black markers, or glued on buttons)
- glue (or tape in a pinch)
Shark Puppets: https://picklebums.com/images/printables/picklebums_shark_puppets.pdf
For this craft, you'll need:
- printed template (or draw your own)
- popsicle sticks
- markers (optional)
Cupcake Liner Shark: https://iheartcraftythings.com/cupcake-liner-shark-kids-craft.html
For this craft you'll need:
- gray/silver cupcake liner (or white liners and gray/silver paint)
- mini gray/silver cupcake liner (or liners you can paint)
- white cupcake liner
- blue & red paper
- googly eyes (or white paper and black marker)
- white chalk marker (or white paint)
Hopefully these activities help break up the day and get your family learning all about sharks!
If your kids loved these activities, feel free to send us feedback or pictures on any of our social media platforms, linked below.
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