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July means Shark Week is coming so I wanted to share a fun Literacy Snack Shark Read Aloud today.
This week, we are reading, I’m Getting A Shark! by Brady Smith. A girl overhears her mom and dad talking about her getting a shark for her birthday. Throughout the book, she wonders what type of shark it will be. Her pet dog helps gives facts about the different sharks throughout the story. In the end, she ends up getting an adoption certificate to save a shark for her birthday.
For our snack this week, we’ll be making our very own shark!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Ingredients you’ll need for each student
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup instant vanilla pudding or a vanilla pudding cup
- Blue food coloring
- A quarter of an Oreo cookie (you’ll want to have these cut into quarter and ready to go)
- A spoon
- Small plastic cup (9 oz is a good size)
If you’ll be using the instant pudding, the 3.4 oz box makes 5 servings. Add a drop or two of blue food coloring ahead of time to make the snack assembly quick and easy. If you are using a vanilla pudding cup, I suggest you hellp add the drop of blue food coloring in the cup and let them mix it up. They can then add it to their snack.
To make the shark snack, the students will first add the graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of the cup as the sand layer. Next, they’ll add the vanilla pudding as the water. Last, the students wil add their Oreo in the water as the shark fin. Isn’t it cute?!
While your students are enjoying their shark pudding snack, I made a printable for them to work on. They will draw and write about something new they learned about sharks from the book.
You can download the Literacy Snack Shark Read Aloud free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
If you’re looking for some more fun shark books, I gathered all of my favorite shark read-alouds here. The shark snack we made today would go perfectly with any of these books as well!
I hope you little learners enjoy this fun shark read-aloud and making these shark snacks!
See you next time!