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Not So Lazy Days: Card sharks provide Shark Week game

Updated on August 1, 2011
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Sports & Games

The boys are mesmerized by sharks this time of year thanks to Discovery Channel's Shark Week. To feed their fin-anticism, I created shark cards for them to play games like memory and go fish this week.

It's easy to find free images of sharks online by searching "shark images." I found ones for for 10 different sharks, and by right-clicking, saved each image to my computer.

Then, using software with a built-in business card template (Avery DesignPro), I placed each shark image, with the name of the name the shark, in each 2-by-3-inch rectangle. I printed two copies on plain paper and cut them out, but if you wish to use business card paper, you may.

Using a glue stick, I glued each image with title to blue contruction paper for backing,

Once the cards were ready, the boys cleared their toys to play memory first. The oldest one had a pretty good run at first, but the little one pulled out the win with three matches in a row at the end of the game.

Next, they moved on to go fish, with each boy getting five cards to start. They took turns asking for cards and going fish until the little one won that game, too, matching the Great White Shark last.

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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