Shark Week 2020 runs from August 9th – August 16th. Shark Week is an annual week-long TV programming block on the Discovery Channel in it’s 32nd year! This year boasts a record 24 specials that explore the “deadly-but-misunderstood creatures.”

Discovery Shark Week 2020 Programming

Looking for some FINtastic shark activities to celebrate Shark Week? We’ve got some JAWsome recommendations for you!


All jokes were found in the National Geographic Kids Just Joking book series.

Answers listed at the bottom of the page

  • What do you get when you cross a snowman with a shark?
  • What do you call the mushy stuff between a shark’s teeth?
  • What do you call a shark giving presents?
  • What is a sea monster’s favorite meal?
  • BONUS: Say this tongue twister FAST three times – Six sharp smart sharks!


  • Duck, Duck, Goose! Wait! We can’t play that during Shark Week, but we can play Fish, Fish, Shark!
  • Pin the Fin on the Shark
  • Go Fish card game
  • Feed the Shark corn hole – use construction paper to decorate your corn hole board to look like a shark


Sharks by Gail Gibbons
Sharks by Megan Cooley
Amazing Sharks by Steve Parker



Craft courtesy of

Shark Coffee Filter Suncatcher


  • Water color paints
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Blue, black or gray construction paper


  • Paint your coffee filter and set it out to dry.
  • Print out the shark pattern by clicking the download button below or print one of your own and trace it onto black, blue or gray construction paper.
  • Cut out your shark pattern and glue it to your painted coffee filter.


  • Frostbite
  • A slow swimmer
  • Santa Jaws
  • Fish and Ships

More JAWsome activities

Baby Shark by Pinkfong on Youtube

Inland Ocean Coalition

Check out the Shark Gallery & SeaTube at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Check out the shark section of the Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL) website