I will tell you a secret. Sometimes, if I just want a couple of hours of peace and quiet, I print out 15 or 20 coloring pages for each child and hand them a stack with colored pencils and scissors. Works like a charm as long as it is not overused! Enjoy these Shark Coloring Pages.
Sharks freak me out. I’m not even kidding.
One day, my son was on his last day of the surf camp, and they took all the surfboards out in the deep (30 ft) water, hooked them together, and used them as a diving/jumping platform while the boys played in the water. His foot touched something. It might have been a shark (not likely, but…). He thought it was AWESOME. I thought it was terrifying. So there you go.
Nevertheless, we have had several wonderful visits to the Pacific Aquarium of Long Beach during Shark Week. When I told my kids it was next week, they got really excited. Sadly, we aren’t close to the aquarium anymore so we will be celebrating Shark Week in other ways.
Coloring pages are also a fabulous way to mark a special occasion. For a long time, I would hand a birthday child their own birthday themed coloring page at breakfast. And we almost always enjoy coloring pages on holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter.
So it will come as no surprise to my kids when I print out these brand new shark coloring pages this afternoon and announce that we are “celebrating” shark week!
What are you doing to celebrate shark week? When we lived in California on the coast, we would visit the aquarium or Marine Mammal Care Center. I confess I tend to avoid the television for the most part, but some of the documentaries are pretty cool! Cap off your shark week fun with our shark coloring pages.