Shark Roll Bingo

As I was searching Shark games for our Shark Week activities, I came across this fabulous Shark roll game.  I LOVED the idea.  But I wanted to revamp it so that we could make it into a Bingo type game for several players.  So I used my custom Shark bite design and made it the same way only I made 12 different Shark cards with a different mix up of numbers.  The idea is the same in that each player takes a turn rolling, counting, but then ALL the players cover what is rolled on that roll.  But they only cover it up once (meaning if an added two is rolled – you only cover up one #2 and leave the other for another roll).  The dice are then passed to the next player who rolls, all cover and so on!  It is a great way to practice counting but still be able to play with multiple players.  I also provided a single player roll game (1st card in the file).  So page #1 is for a single player and all the following pages are for multiple (up to 12) players.

Just print out all the 12 Bingo Player cards on white cardstock (pages 2-13 in the document).  Then trim out all the teeth cover “chips”.  Pick a player to roll first then go clockwise taking turns rolling.  If you get the number rolled, cover it with a tooth chip.  Play until one player has cover all their teeth and shout out BINGO!

 

  

I hope you enjoy!  And if you are looking for a roll over game with several different counting versions, go check out Playdough to Plato’s Roll and Cover Game!  It is so cute!

 

Shark Teeth Bingo Game

 

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Interesting Sharks – Fun tidbits & Memory Game – Shark Week 2017

I collaborated with the local artist The Madcat_her (@themadcat_her on Instagram) to bring you this fun Shark Memory game with fun tidbits of information.

 

**** DISCLAIMER****

We gathered the information for these cards from Wikipedia.  We do not claim all of these pieces as facts.  We only gathered this information in this way.  Please be polite if you find a discrepancy and feel free to email me any new/correct information (with a link to source).  I would be glad to update the cards at my convenience.  I will, however, not tolerate any rudeness or ill manners.  Do not email me with rude comments.  This was just a quick – for fun type game.  I am completely open to correcting anything.  But as stated, I did not come up with this information and I used the best source I could for this quick type game.  I will accept any nicely handled corrections.  Thank you!

 

  

 

Shark Card Game

Attached you will find a pdf of the Shark cards.  Just print the file once as I have already duplicated the cards in the file.  I would print them on heavy white card stock or on regular paper and glue to another dark or heavy card stock or chipboard piece.

Shark matching cards

 

Please remember my copyright and usage clause.  You may use any of my free printables for personal use only.  You may not resale them in any way, sort or fashion – whether digital or physical.  You may also not use any piece or portion of the art in any new way or part of any other digital design or collaboration.  The art may not be tampered with and must stay in it’s original form.  Please also remember to credit and refer others back to us when you use these pieces – especially when posting online or on any social media.  We appreciate your respecting our policies on this.  Thank you!

Shark Week 2017 – Day 3

Shark Week 2017 – Day 3

 

Shark word find

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.

Shark Clothespin art

 

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!

 

Shark Week 2017 Day 2

Shark Week 2017 Day 2

Today we started our Shark Week activities by making these cute Shark Cootie Catchers from over at Easy Peasy and Fun.

 

The girls had a fun time crafting them. But more enjoyable was when they were done, they used them as puppets, singing different versions of “Baby Shark”.

 
  

We ended up not getting to our other craft for the day – which was this cute shark tube figure from Hello Wonderful.

 

Shark tube craft

(Picture is from Hello Wonderful.  This is not my picture.)

 

This site shows the tutorial for this craft.  I have provided (below) some printout in case you might not have these colored supplies on had.  Just print and craft you own.  These won’t be exact to his tutorial.  But will be close enough to figure out.

Shark tube figure 1Trim out the blue tail fin box and fold in half on the tailfin line.  Then trim out the tail fin shape.  Glue together the flaps and you have a two sided colored fin.  Do the same thing for the top fin as well.

Shark tube figure 2

Cut this cone out and shape into a cone that is just slightly wider (at the open cone end) than the width of your tube of your shark body.  Then push this piece through the body tube and pull out the other side just enough for it to act as a tail.  Do not pull the piece all the way through the body.

Next up  – later in the day – we made our afternoon snack to eat while watching our Shark video for the day

Shark Teeth Chow

We used this recipe from Show Me the Yummy except we added in a couple of chunks off a vanilla almond bark bar and added plenty of powdered sugar to cover the extra.  We melted the almond bark and the peanut butter together and our chocolate separate.  Then we added them in one at a time and then mixed it all up.

First we put a whole bag of Bugles in our large bowl.

We melted the chocolate, mixed it until smooth and also poured that over the bugles.

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Then we melted the peanut butter and the almond bark together, mixed it until smooth, and also poured it over the bugles.

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Then with a spatula, we mixed the coatings and the bugles gently until all of the bugles were coated really well.

  

Then we started to add in the powdered sugar.  We added about a half cup at a time and mixed, then added more and then mixed.  We just kept adding and mixing until all of our pieces were very well coated and dry looking and white appearing.  And just like the recipe link said, it will have extra powder at the bottom of the bowl doing it this way.  Just scoop out your snack into a large (or a couple large) ziplock bags and discard the extra powder.  We ended up using about 3/4 of our bag of powdered sugar.  But we did have to toss some of it out after bagging as well.

  

We spooned some up in these cute little blue ice cream bowls (from Dollar Tree).  These are perfect little bowls to keep around for dishing up snacks at snack time.  They help me portion control what the kids are actual having rather than just letting them use bigger bowls to dish up their own snacks.

This snack is a little sugary and way sweet.  The kids didn’t even finish their little bowls in one setting but ate them over the course of the afternoon and even evening as their dessert after dinner.

While enjoying our afternoon snack, we first worked on this fun and informative crossword puzzle from Kids Zone.  We didn’t know offhand what most were.  So we looked up the answers.  This still gave us information to discuss.  Plus we were often able to see a picture of the shark this way – which was a fun and beneficial side to this activity.  After we finished up this activity, we looked up Wild Krats “Stuck on Sharks” on YouTube and watched that episode.  That also was quite informative and was done in such a way that my 7 year old was able to remember several of the details and the information.

Yesterday, we also shared this adorable mini “Shark Week” Banner.  This is a FREE printable for your free use – with abiding by my copyright and usage clause.  Go check it out and download it today!

 

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Teen Beach Party – Prep for the Premiere

My daughter usually likes to have a summer sleepover.  She also likes the Disney Channel Movie “Teen Beach Movie”.  Well this year they are coming out with a sequel and what better night to have a big summer sleepover than on the night of the premiere of “Teen Beach 2”!

We are also going to “mini” celebrate one of her friend’s birthdays that evening as part of the whole shindig. And of course my daughter thought it would be just fabulous to have some “party” items to top off the party just right.

I will later share with you about the party itself after the party.  But for now I am going to just be sharing a few “before hand” tips and also some FREE PRINTABLES for some party items and links to my shop to purchase the other party items.

First up for the FREE printables:

Teen beach toppers

She decided she’d like the two main characters picture as some of her toppers for the party.  You can use these as cupcake toppers, favor stickers or sealers, straw toppers, toothpick toppers, Favor bag stickers, & more!

Teen beach 2 bottle wraps

Next up she decided on a design for some bottle wraps.

You can use these to wrap water bottles or your plastic drinking bottles as well.  You could even top the lid with one of the character toppers above to give the bottles a little extra flair.

We will most likely be wrapping these around our water bottles and drink bottles and then we will tie some raffia around the bottle neck and probably embellish with one of my shops tropical toppers (not offered for here – but available to purchase – please read on and I will show samples and list links for purchase).

Teen beach 2 Sign

Here is an 8.5 x 11 Teen Beach 2 Sign.  You could print several of these our and place around the party area.

Teen Beach Big Mommas sign small

Here is an 8.5 x 11 Sign for “Big Momma’s Snack Shack”

You can place this on, near above or around your food / snack table for an added bit of fun for the party!

Teen Beach banner 1Teen Beach banner 2

 

Teen Beach banner 3Teen Beach banner 4

Teen Beach banner 5

 

This is a banner you can print, cut, and hang at your party.  We are using the surfboard pieces as mini signs under the banner.  I will tie them to the lower parts of the banner pieces.  You can do this, or just trim around the piece and leave them as they are, cut off the surfboards, or cut and use the surfboards as toppers or tags!

Those are all of my FREE printables I am offering.  Enjoy!

We will also be using some of my printables I offer in my shop to also decorate the party.  Here are the samples of those and if you are interested, just follow the link under the sample picture and it will take you to my shop to purchase the digital download of those items.

Tiki hut banner PREVIEW2

This is a personalized banner that we will be using as a name banner and possibly other wording banner.  The listing allows up to 6 characters to be sent to you with purchase.  The banner runs $7.00 for the download.  The banner runs $7.00 for the download. Please allow 24-48 business hours (M-F, 9-4) to receive your downloads via email. Simply click here to find this banner.

Tiki man wood banner PREVIEW

Here is another personalized banner that can be ordered.  We will be using this also as a name banner or other type wording (not sure on wording as yet).  This listing as allows up to 6 characters to be sent to you with purchase.  The banner runs $7.00 for the download. Please allow 24-48 business hours (M-F, 9-4) to receive your downloads via email.  Simple click here to find this banner.

Tiki man toppers PREVIEW

Tiki head toppers are another item we will be using.  These are going to top our candy fruit kebobs.  You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It is only $1.50 which is a great deal!  You can’t purchase toppers at the store for that price!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

palm toppers PREVIEW        palm toppers 2 PREVIEW

We will be using these Palm Tree toppers to go on some of our straws and treat sticks.  You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It is only $1.50 which is a great deal – especially as you get two of these sheets for that price!  You can’t purchase toppers at the store for that price!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

Hibiscus toppers PREVIEW

Hibiscus flower toppers will also be used atop some of our straws and treat sticks.  We will probably use some of these on some toothpicks as well.  You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It also is only $1.50!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

Blue green yellow surfboard toppers PREVIEW

These surfboard toppers are going to make a cute addition to our party.  We will probably use them on top of our “sandy beach” cupcakes and also maybe on some of our straws as well. You can use them to top all sorts of things:  cupcakes, treat sticks, baggie stickers, etc.  This art is available as an instant download that is sent directly to your email upon purchase.  It also is only $1.50!  And you can print as many as you need for you one time personal use! (please see copyright usage allowances on my shop policy page).  Simply click here to purchase these toppers.

Surfs Up banner PREVIEWSurfs Up banner PREVIEW2

We will be hanging this “Surf’s Up” near our food table.  It will make a great addition to any beach or luau themed party!  You can get this mini banner printable for only $2.50 and it is an instant download!! Simply click here to purchase this banner art.

Tiki hut food tents PREVIEW

These personalized tiki style food tents will make a great addition to our luau party table.  If you are interested in purchasing a set of 8 personalized tents (2 sheets of 4 up) just click here for the link to this item!

Tiki popcorn conesPREVIEW

Lastly, we will be serving our popcorn, chips, and snacks in these adorable wooden tiki style popcorn/treat cones.  I love to take my cones and string them on the front of a treat table, on a side wall, or even above the table and it becomes a banner type decoration as well!  If you are interested in purchasing this cone art printable, simple follow the link here.

As far as food, we haven’t settled just yet on our exact lineup.  Some ideas we are looking at are: candy fruit slice kabobs, Tiki totem pretzels, Pizza, chips and possibly goldfish (for fish and chips), beachy style cupcakes with a blue sea of icing and crusty grahams beachline, flip flop cookies (nutter butters with a bit of icing), Dipped marshmallows, licorice sticks for “pool noodles”, Gumballs for “pearls” or beach balls, and if I get really brave and ambitious, we may do some beach ball and surfboard cookies – but that might be pushing it!  We will serve “Lagoon” punch and “Tide Waters” water bottles. And possibly might also have a tropical punch as well.

I know my daughter is really looking forward to this mini party.  And as always, I am too! I can’t wait to share all of the finished details and pics with you once the party is over!

I hope you enjoy the FREE printables!

~ Shawna