If you’re looking for a fun way to add learning activities to summer vacation, don’t forget sharks! A shark unit study would be a great way to observe World Oceans Day on June 8. Shark Week in July or August (depending on the year) on the Discovery Channel is a perfect time for a shark unit study. Reminder: It’s Shark Week this week! 🙂
Do you need a fun way to get children interested in learning at the end of the summer or beginning of the school year? August 30 is International Whale Shark Day – a day to celebrate whale sharks, promote whale shark conservation, and teach the public about whale sharks. This would be another ideal time for a Montessori-inspired unit (or mini-unit) on sharks, a topic most children find fascinating.
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You’ll find lots of free shark printables and activities in this roundup post. Many of the posts have a variety of Montessori-inspired shark activities within them.
Montessori-Inspired Free Shark Printables
Free Parts of a Whale Shark Cards for ages 3 to 9 from Montessori Helper
Free Animal Classification – Fish Cards – 9 types of fish (including shark) from Montessori Materials
Shark Activities for Kids (Free Printable) + More Shark Resources from Natural Beach Living
Montessori-Inspired Shark Cards from A Moment in Our World
Parts of a Shark (Subscriber Freebie) from The Natural Homeschool
Free Parts of a Shark Cards from Elementary Observations
Free Parts of a Shark Cards from Welcome to Mommyhood
Free Ocean Animals Matching Game (including shark) from The Helpful Garden
Montessori-Inspired Shark Activities and Free Printables (8 shark posts) from Every Star Is Different
Free Mini Shark Pack from 3 Dinosaurs (ages 2-7)
Free Shark Pack Update from 3 Dinosaurs (ages 2-9)
Free Shark Unit from Royal Baloo (grades 1-3)
Montessori-Inspired Shark Activities
Montessori-Inspired Ocean Unit (my roundup post)
Summer Nature Table from Little Wonders’ Days (blog is no longer available)
Follow Your Child’s Interests – Animals from How We Montessori
Shark Lesson from Just Montessori
Feed the Shark Playdough Geometry from Left Brain Craft Brain
Fish Mini Unit (with Five Little Fishes activity) from Training Happy Hearts
Kindergarten is FIN-tastic shark activities and shark party from Mommy and Me Book Club (Many of the activities could easily be used with activity trays.) Great for a party at the beginning of the school year or end of the unit.
Shark Conservation Project – 1st-3rd grade class project at Amay James Montessori School (Charlotte, NC)
Digging for Shark Tooth Fossils Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder
Shark Water Bead Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs
Shark Sensory Bottle from Stir the Wonder
STEM Shark Activities for Kids – How Do Sharks Float? from JDaniel4’s Mom
Shark Lapbook from School Time Snippets
Timeline of Life Fossil Collection (including a shark tooth) available for purchase from Montessori Services
Ocean Unit Study Pinterest Board
I have an Ocean Unit Study Pinterest Board with ocean activities of all types, including many activities about sharks.
Does your child have some favorite shark activities?
Montessori Monday Link-Up
Except for content, this is a no-rules linky. If you have some Montessori-inspired activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. They can be for home or classroom. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.
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