Sunday kicks off Shark Week! This is a big deal in my household. My boys LOVE watching Shark Week and it’s a great way for them to learn more about science and nature.
I’ve put together a few ways to celebrate with the family and add to the fun!
4. Shark Socks
If you are feeling brave enough, try carving a Watermelon Shark from the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Not only would it be fun to get the kids involved, but it’s also a healthy snack!
If you want to impress your kids, here are a few fun Shark facts:
- After Hurricane Katrina, Bull Sharks were found in Lake Pontchartrain.
- In many species of sharks the females are larger than males, but male snaggletooth sharks are about twice the size of females.
- Sharks first appeared about 400 million years ago, since then, they have undergone many changes to evolve into the sharks of today.
- When sharks what to identify an object to see if it’s edible, they may bump it with their mouths and noses.
- Sharks have taste buds in their mouths, but not on their tongues. They sometimes use their sense of taste to identify food to eat, tasting something to see if it has fat and protein content they need.