This is the perfect fun craft for end of the year, summer, for any shark book or unit, or ocean unit!
-single shark page for coloring and cutting out in one piece (copy one per student)
-separate craft pieces for shark for more advanced crafters – you can copy some on colored paper, see each page for details
-writing prompts ready to be cut and pasted – choose the one you want for students, or they can choose what they want. Students can glue into an interactive notebook or onto a piece of blank lined or unlined paper
-writing pages (optional) in 3 different line sizes
We read the book, I’m a Shark, by Bob Shea. It is a really cute book. It’s about a shark and what he is afraid of (or NOT afraid of). We read this at the end of the year as a fun listening comprehension activity. Then it was a perfect time to put up a summer bulletin board with some of our writing. I gave my students the writing prompt, “I’m not afraid of sharks, but I am afraid of…” and I let them go to town. They either described one thing that they were terrified of, or they told me ten things they were afraid of. Some of my stronger writers really went into great detail, while my weaker writers made lists. Both ways were great!
We then made our shark crafts. I let them choose how they wanted to color or design their sharks after cutting them out. Then we glued our papers onto blue construction paper and made the top look like water. Finally, we glued our sharks on the top of the construction paper! Instant summer bulletin board that looked amazing and showcased some great writing and artwork!
Click here to read my blog post about how I did this with my students:
Shark Craftivity blog post