Celebrate shark week with these fun free printable shark bookmarks to colour in!
Whether you are a shark lover, or a book lover, or both, these printable bookmarks are a fun craft for kids to make. They are a great activity for an ocean theme, for kids who love sharks, or for Shark week!
Shark week is celebrated each July and it began as a week long series of TV programs on the Discovery Channel all about sharks. It has since become really popular with teachers, families and kids and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about sharks, correct misconceptions about sharks, and find out about shark conservation efforts. It’s also a great to time to do some fun shark activities!
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If you love sharks or are celebrating shark week you might also like our printable shark puppets!
They are perfect for singing the Baby Shark song, for story telling and more.
These free printable shark bookmarks are a quick and easy, craft for kids to make. They are the perfect bookmark to keep your place in your favourite shark book!
This is a simple activity to do in the classroom, or at home, and it’s a great way to encourage young readers. Make these book marks for shark week, or as part of an ocean learning theme, or just for fun!
Make a Shark Bookmark
Making these cute colour in shark book marks is easy, and you only need a few supplies.
To make these bookmarks you’ll need:
- White cardstock or regular printer paper.
- Pencils or markers
- Laminator and lamination pouches (optional)
- Hole punch and tassel (optional)
- Free printable shark bookmarks (scroll down for download link)
We like to print our bookmarks onto cardstock so they are a little stronger, to make them last even longer you can also laminate them. You could also print them onto regular printer paper and laminate them.
To make the shark bookmark, print out the free designs (download below) and colour in your favourite one, or colour them all in and make shark bookmarks for all your friends!
We like to use markers to colour in the bookmarks so they are nice and bright and bold, but you could use pencils, crayons, or any other art materials you like.
Once the bookmarks are coloured in, carefully cut around the edges. If you chose the ‘Take a bite out of a book’ design you might like to cut out the shark bites from the top and bottom of the bookmarks too!
If you want to make a double sided bookmark, place two designs back to back and secure them with glue. If you are going to laminate your bookmarks, place them in a lamination pouch (you should be able to fit a few in one pouch) and run them through your laminator and then cut around them again.
If you’d like to add a tassel, simple punch a hole in the top or bottom of the bookmark and add a tassel, or some wool, or whatever other decoration you’d like.
Now your bookmarks are read to save your place in your favourite book!
Print the Shark Bookmarks
There are three fun shark bookmark designs included in this printable. You can make a bookmark with all the characters for the baby shark song, or a shark bite bookmark, or a book mark full of sharks and other sea creatures to colour.
Download the shark bookmarks here.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
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