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Today we have a fun Feed the Shark, color sorting game! This is a great shark activity for preschoolers and we even offer a free printable Feed the Shark Template!

This week we are working on some fun ocean themed activities.

So far we’ve gone to the aquarium and checked out the fish and sharks.

Today we made this fun little feed the shark game.

It’s a color sorting game made from our free shark printable and some toilet paper rolls.

It’s a great shark activity for preschoolers!

They have tons of fun feeding the little sharks all while working on their colors and matching skills.

Here we’ll show you how to use our printable and make your own feed the shark game at home for your preschooler.

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Supplies for Feed the Shark Game

  • Our feed the shark printable (Grab it from our printable library)
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Empty toilet paper tubes
  • Hot glue gun

If you love printing out fun printable games like this one often for your kiddos, I also suggest investing in an inexpensive laminator.

I purchased this laminator a couple years ago and it’s quick and easy to use and works great at keeping the free printables I get in good shape for continued play.

How to Make Your DIY Feed the Shark Game

To make your own feed the shark game start by printing out the sharks and fish from our printable (Grab it in the craft printable library here) on to the card stock.

If you don’t have card stock you could print out on paper and use a glue stick to reinforce the paper onto thin cardboard.

Cereal boxes work great for this!

Then cut out all of your shark and fish pieces.

Cut the sharks mouth out as well to leave an empty space for the fish to go into.

Make sure to leave the tongue and teeth part of the mouth when cutting.

Now cut each of your empty toilet paper tubes in half like shown below.

Glue one tube to the back of each sharks mouth with your hot glue gun and let dry.

How to Play Feed the Shark

Now the fun part! Playing the shark game.

To set the game up, simply line up all of the colorful sharks in a row.

Spread out your fish on the table color side up.

Have your preschooler feed the sharks fish that match it’s color.

To emphasize the color learning, you can state the colors out loud when you are showing your preschooler (or toddler) how to play.

You can also encourage them to state each color out loud as they feed each shark.

It’s a great way to help them practice their speech skills, color recognition skills and matching and sorting skills.

Aren’t these little guys cute! Im sure your kids will have a blast sorting colors with these sharks.

It’s one of our favorite shark themed learning activities for the younger kids.

Yield: 6 Sharks to Feed

Feed the Shark Game


This printable feed the shark game is a fun game for preschoolers and those learning their colors! Simply print out our free printable and follow these instructions for a fun and free shark game for your kids!

Active Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Difficulty
Easy

Materials

  • Our feed the shark game printable (Link above)
  • Card stock
  • Empty toilet paper tubes

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Print out the printable shark game onto card stock. If using regular paper, use a glue stick to glue it onto a thin piece of cardboard.
  2. Cut out all the shark pieces and their fish counterparts.
  3. Cut out the mouth from each shark piece.
  4. Cut the toilet paper rolls in half, and glue one half onto the back of each shark, creating an area for the fish to fall into.
  5. Let the glue dry completely.
  6. Play the color sorting shark game!

Notes

If you want the game to really hold up, I suggest laminating it! It’ll be good for playing again and again!

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