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. And today we made this fun little freed 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.
Supplies for Feed the Shark Game
- Our feed the shark game printable (Grab it from our printable library)
- Card stock
- Empty toilet paper tubes
- Hot glue gun
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.
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 ones.