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Not So Lazy Days: Shark Week continues with a rainy day shark movie and craft

Updated on August 3, 2011
The little one's Hamerhead Shark he named after his brother.
The little one's Hamerhead Shark he named after his brother. | Source

Arts & Crafts

We went low-key with our Shark Week viewing today by watching Disney's Finding Nemo. In this movie we all momentarily learned that "fish are friends, not food." Bruce the shark eventually smells the error in his statement, then feels the error in befriending fish.

As we watched the movie, we made our own sharks swimming in the ocean.


First, I gave the boys several coloring sheets and let them choose which ones and how many they wanted to color. The little one even observed the sharks in the movie and chose his colors based on their colors.

Once they had colored all they wanted to, I gave each a sheet of blue construction paper and showed them how to cut out waves across the top. They then cut waves in their sheets themselves.

As they made waves, I cut out the sharks around the outlines of their bodies. The boys then chose their favorite sharks and glued them to the water they had just made. The little one knows so much about sharks now, he was telling me which shark was which.

The project turned a rainy day movie into an interactive experience.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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