Kid-Friendly Shark Week Must Haves Giveaway, Ends 7/30

It is Shark Week!  We love shark week in our home.  We look forward to it every year, it's a big part of our summer break.  One thing I have noticed though is that it's not all kid-friendly.  My 8-year-old always wants to be involved but can't watch all of the Shark Week shows so I like to add in some fun activities and things that she will love.  It gives me a chance to add in some education as well.  We love the ocean in our home so it's always fun when we can teach our kids about sharks and the ocean.  I have put together the Ultimate Kid-Friendly Shark Week Guide with some fun books, movies, games, gear, and recipes.  Hope you enjoy it.  Make sure to scroll to through we have a great giveaway with some really awesome prizes.

Shark Week Schedule:

Shark week is on the Discovery channel and runs from July 23rd-3oth.  They will be featuring 18 shark filled programs throughout the week! (All time are ET)

Sunday July 23rd:

7pm-Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives
8pm-Phelps Vs. Shark: Great Gold Vs. Great White
9pm-Shark-Croc Showdown
10pm-Great Hammerhead Invasion

Monday July 24th:

8pm-Shark Vortex
9pm-Return to the Isle of Jaws
10pm-Alien Sharks:  Stranger Fins

Tuesday July 25th:

9pm-Sharks and the City: LA
10pm-Sharks and the City: New York

Wednesday July 26th:

9pm-The Lost Cage
10pm-Devil Sharks

Thursday July 27th:

9pm-Shark Exile
10pm-Shark Storm

Friday July 28th:

9pm-African Shark Safari
10pm-Lair of the Sawfish

Saturday July 29th:


Throughout the day there are also great shark related episodes and shows.  We love watching it and learning all about the sharks.  Check the Discovery page for show details and ratings to determine age-appropriateness.

Shark Week Must-Haves:

Shark Week must have books:

We love to read so we added some fun Shark themed books to our Summer reading list for Shark Week.  We picked up these great titles from Quarto Knows including:

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics and Other Questions
Spot the Shark in the Ocean
Would You Rather Have a Shark for a Sister or a Ray for a Brother
Read our full review here.

Shark Week Must-Have Movie:

If your kiddos are too young to watch the Shark Week on Discovery then check out this fun shark-themed move from NCircle Entertainment.  We love Octonauts so we were super excited to check out their new title Calling All Sharks.  It fit in great with our shark themed week!

Read our full review here!

Shark Week Must-Have Gear:

Janiebee will be keeping us comfy all week with their great shark week gear.  They have a great shark themed 3 piece set that includes a nap mat, backpack, and luck sack.  It's the perfect accessories for Shark Week.  Lay on your nap mat while reading your books and watching shark week.  Pack your books, movies, and more away in your backpack.  Pack all your fun shark week snacks in your lunch sack!  So cute!!

Read our full review here!

Shark Week Must-Have Game:

If you read our blog then you know that we have a family game night every week. So we had to find us a shark game.  We found this awesome fun-filled game from Pressman Toys called Shark Bite.  See if you can evade the shark's bite while having a fun family game night.  The anticipation will keep you on the edge of your seat as you dive into fun with this great game.

Check out our Family Game Night here!

Shark Week Recipe:

What would Shark Week be without some fun shark themed snacks?  We made these super fun shark attack cups and my kiddos loved them!

Get the recipe here!

The Giveaway:

Hosted by:  Parenting In Progress
Entrants must be 18 or older & US residents to eligible to win. Entries will be accepted until 8/25/17. Use the below form to enter.  We will have 4 winners of one of four random prizes:
Prize 1: Octonauts Calling All Sharks sponsored by NCircle Entertainment
Prize 2: 3 Books from (listed above) sponsored by Quarto Knows
Prize 3: 3 Piece Set  (includes nap mat, backpack, lunch sack-shark set) Sponsored by Janiebee
Prize 4: Shark Bite game Sponsored by Pressman Toys

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  1. Mt favorite thing about shark week is the educational episodes and ones about how to save them from over fishing.

  2. WE just love watching it. Sometimes it is scary. Keeps me out of the deep water. (

  3. I love watching all the shows about sharks. Even tho they can be dangerous, I think they are beautiful.

  4. We really like shark week. My kids have a fascination about sharks. I love that Shark bite game. It looks fun.

  5. I love the shows and all the shark items available.

  6. My great grandchildren love anything to do with any fish, especially the sharks, since they have been watching Shark Week shows.

  7. We love shark week because there are so many activities you can do to add to the learning from all of the different shows and movies that go on. It is a great week to do a day trip to an aquarium and see them in person to get the kids geared up.

  8. I love learning all the new and interesting facts!

  9. I love the interesting facts you can learn about sharks

  10. I enjoy all the shark-themed TV shows.

  11. I love that you learn a lot of stuff.

  12. I love watching it with my kids and learning about all of the amazing species of sharks!

  13. My favorite thing about Shark Week is learning and seeing all the different kinds of amazing sharks that there are.

  14. I love reading shark book with my son. excited for all new interesting facts.

  15. I honestly don't have a favorite, because I don't have cable. And I only have internet through my phone! Sounds thrilling to watch though!

  16. My kids love sharks we are looking forward to watching shark shows

  17. Kind of disappointed Phelps didn't actually race a shark!

  18. I like that although the shark has teeth like razors all can read his open face.

  19. I love all of the shark shows on the Discovery channel. They are so interesting. I also love the shark movies that come out on Syfy- like Sharknado :)

  20. My son loves learning about the different kinds of sharks.

  21. I have always been fascinated with sharks and have been enjoying all the shows that are airing right now

  22. I like to learn about shark teeth.

  23. We love the educational shows! So great when we find something the entire family can get into, and the kids can earn something!

  24. I love to see how sharks live in their natural environment. Seeing small sharks in the aquarium doesn't compare to what they capture and show in documentaries.

  25. OK love shark week. Scary and cool at the same time! Especially when the sharks eat with their sharp teeth!

  26. I really enjoyed the episode last week with Michael Phelps!

  27. My favorite thing about Shark Week is that it's all about Sharks! My son loves sea creatures including sharks.

  28. I mostly love learning something, I never knew before. I used to hate sharks but after learning more about how they work, I find them fascinating!

  29. My favorite thing about shark week is that my daughter really enjoys it and it is something that we can watch together.


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