Shark Week 2017 – Day 3
We started our day pretty lax. We didn’t do any shark activities until early afternoon…. at the eye doctor. Big sister had an eye appointment so the younger two took along their shark word finds from Jinxy Kids to keep them busy.
Later in the day, we made our shark clothespin craft. We went off the idea here from Kix Cereal. But I have provided you with art you can print and cut yourself, if you do not have the supplies they recommend. You will still follow the same directions – just use this artwork.
After we made our shark clothespin craft, we made some shark attach drinks for snack time before church. There are a few different alcoholic recipes out there. But we obviously like to keep things kid friendly around here and so we use kid friendly drinks.
Shark Attack Drinks
We start with having some clear round glass bowls (we got ours from the Dollar Tree a long time ago and I use them for many different type parties). We also use my tall taster dessert cups from one of my mini dessert server sets. We start by gathering all of our ingredients: 7 up (or some sort of clear soda), punch or red koolaid, Swedish fish (we use tiny mini ones from Dollar General), a package of Nerds or if you have time to order them, use Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed. You can find her shop on Etsy and her candies are THE BEST! Also grab a bag of gummy sharks – we found ours at Dollar General.
Start by putting a gummy shark in each of the mini tall tester glasses and pour some of the red koolaid punch into the glasses as well.
Then you will wet the rim of the taster glass (use your CLEAN finger or use a clean wet paper towel). Over turn the round glass “fish bowl” and place the taster glass to the middle of the bowl. Once you have secured the glass completely against the bottom of the bowl, gently turn the bowl right side up.
After you have righted the bowl, add your sea “rocks” aka Nerds or Candyfetti and also add in any other underwater life you wish – we used our mini Swedish fish. You will then add in your clear soda. You can stop here at this step before doing your “shark attack” or you can add blue food coloring to make the drink more “bluish tinted”. The blue does tend to make seeing a little harder and the red “attack” less of an “attack”.
Once you have your drink ready, you can uplift your taster glass and let your gummy shark and red punch rush out. The red will float through the drink and give an appearance of a shark attack in the drink. If you wish to do a less gory version of this drink, simply omit the taster glass and red punch and just add your shark, pebbles, and fish all to the bottom of the glass bowl and pour in your soda or drink of choice – for an “Under the Sea” version of the drink. Now just add a straw and ENJOY!
The water (drink) will appear murky – just as sea water might. And you never know where your shark will be lurking!
That was the end to Day 3. We had other activities planned, but due to unforeseen events (doctors appt etc) we just went with the flow of what we could get done. We may try to carry over some of our activities into next week – just so we can still do them and learn. Or we may save them for another time. Either way we are enjoying our time spent together and learning more about and having fun with sharks!