Discover the excitement of underwater adventures with Free Printable Shark Puzzle Strips! Engaging and educational, these puzzle strips feature three fascinating shark species and come in six different variations, including both numbered and non-numbered options.
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Free Printable Shark Puzzle Strips
Puzzle strips are a brand new printable on The Purple Pumpkin Blog and this first free set is perfect for Shark Week!
The premise of puzzle strips is simple – cut out the strips, jumble them up, then put them back in the correct order.
This free shark printable features three different sharks – the Great White Shark, Whale Shark, and Great Hammerhead Shark.
We’ve created six variations of puzzle strips, which provide lots of problem-solving options:
- Full Color – Enjoy vibrant and eye-catching shark images in full color, making the puzzle strips visually appealing.
- White Background with Full Color Shark – These puzzle strips feature a white background, allowing the colorful shark species to stand out and capture your attention. Also uses less ink! The background of this puzzle could be drawn and colored before cutting into strips.
- Black and White for Coloring – Get creative with these black and white puzzle strips, perfect for coloring with crayons, colored pencils, or markers, adding a personal touch to your shark-themed adventures.
- Full Color with Numbers – The puzzle strips come with the numbers 1-10 on the shark puzzle strips, putting sequencing and counting skills to the test.
- White Background with Full-Color Shark & Numbers – An ink-saving option with the numbers 1-10 on the strips.
- Black and White with Numbers for Coloring – Combine the joy of coloring with the excitement of solving puzzles using these black and white puzzle strips that feature both numbers and shark illustrations.
With these free printable shark puzzle strips, children can dive into the fascinating world of sharks with a fun (but still educational!) activity!
And if you want even more shark puzzle strips, our huge Shark Week Activity Pack has an additional 57 shark species!
Where Are The Free Printable Downloads?
- You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box.
- Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
- Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
- Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.
- Visit The Purple Pumpkin Printables Shop for more awesome printables and products, including our huge Shark Week Activity Pack with the full set of 60 shark species!
How To Use The Shark Puzzle Strips Printable
- Download the free printable file to your device.
- Using a printer, simply print as many of the shark puzzle strips as you need onto white paper.
- If printing the black and white versions, color the image first before cutting.
- Cut around the puzzle border, before cutting it into strips.
- Jumble the strips up before assembling the strips in the correct order to solve the puzzle.
- Why not laminate the puzzles for longevity?
Suggested Art Supplies
Having some basic art supplies on hand to use with our free printables is always useful. You don’t need all the things on the list, but we wanted to share some of our Amazon favorites with you.
- Crayola Super Tips are great markers for all ages. We have a 100-count box because you can never have too many markers!
- Enjoy using crayons? You can’t go wrong with classic Crayolas.
- Prefer colored pencils? For kids, try Crayola, and for adults, we love Faber-Castel colored pencils for their beautiful blending. Prismacolor is another great brand that we love to use.
- Crayola also has fun scented pencils, which will bring coloring pages alive with aromas!
- Like to paint? Then, a watercolor palette will unleash the artist within,
- Want to add some sparkle? Add glitter! Crayola has a 25-count set and a 9-count set of glitter glue.
- Ensure you have writing pencils, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener for games and puzzles.
- Highlighter pens are perfect for marking off words in Word Search Puzzles.
Benefits of Puzzle Strips
- Enhance problem-solving skills – Puzzle strips encourage children to analyze, sequence, and arrange the pieces in the correct order, honing their critical thinking abilities.
- Develop fine motor skills – Manipulating and arranging the puzzle pieces requires precise hand-eye coordination and fine motor control, aiding in the development of dexterity.
- Boost cognitive abilities – Solving puzzles stimulates cognitive functions such as memory, attention to detail, and logical reasoning, providing a mental workout for young minds.
- Promote spatial awareness – By arranging the strips in the correct sequence, children develop a sense of spatial relationships and learn to visualize patterns and shapes.
- Encourage perseverance and patience – Puzzle strips present a challenge that may require multiple attempts and problem-solving strategies, fostering resilience and patience in children.
- Foster creativity – The black and white puzzle strips provide an opportunity for artistic expression through coloring, allowing children to showcase their imagination and creativity.
Download Free Printable Shark Puzzle Strips
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More Shark Printables
Looking for other shark-themed printables to download? Right-click and open these ones in a new tab to check out next:
- Free Printable Shark Memory Matching Cards
- Free Printable Shark Picture Sudoku
- Free Printable Shark Coloring Pages
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