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Shark Letter Recognition Activity

Learning the ABC’s will be “jaw-some” this summer with this Shark Letter Recognition Activity!

It would be a great addition to your ocean unit or so much fun to do during Shark Week.

It’s also a great way to extend your children’s learning after reading their favorite shark books. 

Naming Letters Activity

Letter recognition is important for preschoolers and kindergarteners as it lays the foundation for reading and writing skills.

Summer is the perfect time to learn and review the letter names and sounds with fun activities like this one.

Alphabet Activity

Getting Ready To Use The Shark Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Shark to Feed
  • 26 Fish with Capital Letters
  • 26 Fish with Lowercase Letters

What Else Is Needed:

To get this letter activity ready for your kids, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Then, download and print the shark and fish on white card stock.

Next, laminate the shark and fish and cut all of the pieces apart.

Learning the ABC's

Finally, tape or glue the shark on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut the mouth out. 

You may also want to sort the capital and lowercase letter fish into two different groups, so your students can work on one at a time. 

How To Use The Shark Letter Recognition Activity:

For this alphabet activity, your students will pick a fish and say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the shark. 

Shark Activities for Kids

If your kids have just begun learning the names of the letters, start with just a few capital or lowercase letters. You can then add more fish as their letter knowledge increases.

Ocean Activities for Kids

This Shark Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters this summer!

How Can This Activity Be Differentiated? 

If your children can fluently name all of the capital and lowercase letters, they can practice finding the letters in their name.

Your kids can also say the sound that each letter makes as they feed the shark. If they know all the letter sounds, your students can work on spelling words such as sight words or CVC words. 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter recognition activity for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Letter Recognition Activity

More Ocean Literacy Activities:

To extend this ocean-themed activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Ocean Books for Kids:

Read these fiction and non-fiction books to your young learners to teach them all about oceans.

The Fascinating Ocean Book for Kids: 500 Incredible Facts! by Bethanie Hestermann 

Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

Where the Ocean Meets the Sand by Beth Costanzo

Ocean Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these ocean-themed activities, your children can work on different literacy concepts and fine motor skills.

Ocean Letter Find Activity

Shark Alphabet Sensory Bin

Ocean Visual Discrimination Clip Cards

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To learn more about all the activities included in this resource, click on the link or the picture below!

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Saturday 16th of July 2022

This type of activity is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for all you hard work which makes mine easier.


Monday 24th of January 2022

I would like to try the Shark letter activity.

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Monday 24th of January 2022

Hi! Click on the button above where it says "Download the Freebie" to get this activity. Hope your kids like it!

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