Counting Shark Teeth is an activity inspired by a shark newspaper craft from the I Heart Crafty Things blog! I added numbers to maximize the learning experience of this fun activity!
My toddler became curious about with ocean life after watching both Finding Nemo (affiliate link) and Finding Dory in Chinese and Korean.
Since she keeps asking about the 3 “vegetarian” sharks in Finding Nemo, I prepared a shark craft to clarify a few facts:
- 鲨鱼有尖尖的牙齿 (Shāyú yǒu jiānjiān de yáchǐ / Sharks have sharp teeth).
- 几乎所有的鲨鱼都喜欢吃鱼 (Jīhū suǒyǒu de shāyú dōu xǐhuān chī yú / Almost all sharks like to eat fish).
- 鲨鱼不是素食动物 (Shāyú bùshì sùshí dòngwù / Sharks are not vegetarian animals).
- 鲨鱼 (shāyú / shark)
- 尖 (jiān / sharp, pointy)
- 牙齿 (yáchǐ / teeth)
- 鱼 (yú / fish)
What you need for the Counting Shark Teeth activity:
How to set up the Counting Shark Teeth activity:
- Cut a wavy edge on bottom of blue construction paper
- Fold up bottom edge
- Cut gray construction paper – this will be the shark’s face.
- Insert gray paper into pocket and glue onto blue paper
- Cut out eyes from black and white paper, glue onto shark face
- Cut out a shark mouth from black paper, glue onto shark
- Cut shark teeth from white paper – number each of them 一，二，三，四，五…etc.
- Glue shark teeth onto paper while counting out loud!
At the bottom of the craft, you can see that I created a pocket for the ocean for more open-ended play after the craft was complete. My daughter made extra fish and stored them in the pocket!
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