Children will need to use their observation and copying skills to complete the first picture of the shark - filling in the missing bits with reference to the complete picture.
There are over 470 different species of shark, living in seas all over the world and at depths of up to 2,000 metres! We've got some lovely shark crafts which the kids will enjoy, as well as printables for all ages and a variety of shark colouring pages.
Fun fact: The smallest species of shark measures only 17cm long; the largest can measure 12 metres!
Most of us would prefer not to meet any sharks when out and about - but that's not to say that we can't have some fun with them here!
If the kids like sharks, why not help them learn how to draw their own shark with this step by step instruction sheet?
It would be bad enough meeting a shark in the ocean - but meeting a pirate shark like the one in this colouring page? Especially one as fierce as this, guarding his treasure!
Children can use our printables to write a chilling acrostic poem using the first letters of the word SHARK! We have four variations. Some work well as writing or drawing frames, too.
Here's a fun way to teach your children their letters! Trace of the word "shark" with a finger first, then a pen, starting at the dots and following the arrows.
I don't know what kind of shark this is exactly, but I do know that I wouldn't want to meet it when I was going for a swim!
Can the kids copy our picture of the shark from the left grid to the right? It is easiest to go one square at a time, with some careful counting, observation and copying.
Kids can trace and copy the word shark to perfect their letters, then try writing it themselves with this handwriting worksheet.
Here's a printable jigsaw of a cool shark, sure to delight the kids and keep them busy for a moment or two. Just print, cut out and reassemble. You will need our jigsaw instructions and cutting guides.
Print out this cute shark lacing card for a sea creature or possibly and Australia theme. Fun for little hands! Punch holes around the edges and either sew or lace with a shoelace or wool. Laminate for extra strength and if you wish to reuse.
Use these shark name badges for a swimming party, perhaps - to keep track of the kids' names while they eat their tea, or to pin onto their possessions before they go into the lockers.
There's scary sharks - and there are sharks which aren't scary at all. We've got the second kind! Print out these shark place cards and use them to mark places in the classroom - or perhaps at a swimming party? They stand up with a tent fold.
One of the scariest sea creatures, the shark is a subject of fascination for many! Print out this poster and keep him at a safe distance on the wall.
Although we are all very scared of sharks, and for good reason, this lovely photographic poster shows how streamlined and beautiful these sea creatures can be. Just stay clear of them! Print using borderless settings for best results.
We've got two versions of this lovely shark story paper - one with handwriting lines and one with simple lines - so that a range of ages can enjoy it.
You can recognise this shark template instantly from its fin and pointed nose! Kids can use it for tracing, cutting and crafting activities, or as a writing frame. It's available in various different sizes.
This shark template has rounded outlines to make it easier to cut out and slightly less scary for younger children. You could even use the largest template 6 (there are 6 in total) to make a shark softie.
Not a shark template as such - more like a shark fin! We've included this shark template for fun, although I don't suppose it would be much fun to see a shark's fin in the waves like this when you were out swimming.
This picture of a shark needs finishing off. Trace around the outline for some pencil control practice.
Trace the letters of "shark" on this simple worksheet, which includes a colouring picture to make handwriting practice more enticing!
Do some fact-finding about sharks and record the results on this simple worksheet, available in colour and black and white.
Use this useful writing page for collecting facts, writing notes, or perhaps some creative story writing...
Here's a cool shark design for some writing paper for kids - just choose from the three variations and print for your writing projects! Click the links below for our high quality printable versions:
Print this fun shark scene card onto white card or good quality paper, and fold in half - that's it, you've got a greetings card for a shark lover!
Kids can colour in our underwater shark scene to make an original card to give to a shark-lover, or a scuba-diver, or anyone who likes the undersea world.
This fun colouring page of an underwater scene with sharks has lots of detail for the kids to colour in - including a shipwreck!
Here's a fun underwater scene, complete with shipwreck and sharks, to print out for your walls. Use your printer's borderless settings for the best result.
This sharks jigsaw can grow with your children. Start by printing it out and cutting along the vertical lines, leaving the letters attached. Now when the children put the jigsaw back together, they can use the picture to help them with the word - or vice versa.
Congratulations! Here's a certificate to reward achieving a 5 metre swim - just one from a big set of swimming certificates available to print at Activity Village.