Celebrate summer’s most exciting week with shark-themed activities and entertainment for the whole family.
SHARK WEEK is back! TV’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event returns with even bigger sharks and bigger breaches on Sunday, August 9 through Sunday, August 16, at 8 p.m. ET.
And this year, not only do you have amazing shows and specials to enjoy, but we’re also bringing you awesome shark-themed activities and a recipe from Discovery for the whole family to enjoy.
With more than 20 hours of fin-tastic shark programming and lots of activities you can do throughout the week, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
First up, the jaw-dropping lineup will deliver incredible shark stories and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Air Jaws.
Kick off your favorite summer tradition with Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off, where three teams of researchers will return to one of Air Jaws’ last hunting grounds to count the number of breaches and collect data on hunting techniques. Using decoys, drones and underwater cameras, the team will determine if the shark population is rebounding (we sure hope so).
Keep the fun rolling with legendary boxer and entrepreneur Mike Tyson in Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef as he takes on a brand new challenge. Catch Shaquille O’Neal in ShaqAttack, and see how scientists can study sharks up close and personal in ways that were nearly impossible before in Abandoned Waters and so much more!
The best part? This year, we’re bringing you even more ways to enjoy the TV event you love! Take the fun to another level during this year’s Shark Week and really bring the Shark Week experience into your home with loads of different family-friendly activities from Discovery.
From a Shark Week-themed recipe to Shark Week activities like coloring sheets, games and Bingo, we’re sure your whole family will find lots to love.
Below, we’ve got tons of different activities that you can download, print and enjoy with your kids and family. Check out our Top 5 activities that celebrate the Kings of the Ocean in this blog post, and download even more here.
Shark Week Activities for the Whole Family
- Shark Week Bingo
That’s a bingo! Who in your family can fin-ish first? Keep track of all the thrilling things you see and hear during Shark Week, from a shark bite to ominous music or a “Jaws” reference, then remember to check it off on your Bingo card. Download copies of the card here and start watching!
- Shark Week Ice Cream Recipe
No-churn chum colder than the deep sea. Get the kids together, gather these ingredients and create a delicious summer treat the whole family will love. They’re a perfect snack during a commercial break or to enjoy anytime, especially on a hot summer day. Add scoops to a cone for even more sweetness – we know we can’t wait to take a bite out of these! Download the recipe here and get churning.
- Shark Week Coloring Sheets
Now your kids can bring their own sharks to life by adding their favorite colors and unique artistry to Shark Week! Cerulean blue, bright coral, reef green – the possibilities are endless. Grab a few crayons or markers and get the creative juices flowing! You can download all of the Shark Week Coloring Sheets here.
- Shark Week “Would You Rather”
Dive into this classic game with a Shark Week twist. It’s sure to get your kids thinking and laughing. Some of these are tough choices for sure, but one thing we can all agree on? Our love for Shark Week. So what are you waiting for? Download all of the Shark Week Would You Rather here.
- Shark Week Activity Sheet
Search the sea in this shark-themed word search and escape the mako maze! Who in your family can solve these puzzles the quickest? We might not be as fast as a mako shark swimming at 60 mph, but we’re sure you’ll have some intense competition. Download multiple copies here and have everyone put their a-maze-ing skills to the test.
We’re excited for you to enjoy our top five activities above, and there are even more fun-filled activities waiting for you! View and download the rest of the activities from Discovery and Shark Week here.
And of course, make sure you catch Shark Week on Discovery, channel 182, on DISH! Starting Sunday, August 9 through Sunday, August 16 at 8 p.m. ET.