Children are fascinated with sharks. They are amazed by their size, their power, and how many types there are. Word searches are always a fun and easy way to learn new vocabulary words. If your child is one of the many anxiously awaiting “Shark Week” on television, then this shark word search free printable is a good way to pass the time.
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Shark Word Search
This shark word search contains 15 words all relating to the subject. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards or backwards.
Ways to Use This Word Search
- Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
- If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
- Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!
What You Will Need
- Printer Paper and a Printer
- Pencils, Crayons, Markers, etc.
What Else You Might Need
If you would like to print out the word searches and reuse them multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make these free printable word search more fun:
Resources to Go Along With the Shark Word Search
You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about the amazing sharks.
Books About Sharks
These would be great books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.
So Cool! Sharks by Crispin Boyer
Big Shark, Little Shark by Anna Membrino
Smart Kids: Sharks and Other Dangers of the Deep by Roger Priddy
The Ultimate Shark Book for Kids by Jenny Kellett
Be sure to check out our post with even more shark books for kids!
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