Shark in the Dark

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To celebrate Flannel Friday’s Shark Week I made a sequel to one of my kid’s favorites…Shark in the Dark. Nick Sharratt’s series is out of print and insanely expensive from secondary buyers. So, I decided to make my own story:

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I bought a 9 x 12 black canvas board at the craft store. I used felt to create Timothy Pope’s window that he looks out using his telescope.
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I used stiffened white glitter felt to cut out the pieces from the book: sailboat, seagull, ice cream, and shark.
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With the original Shark in the Park story, the three shapes weren’t enough. The kids kept wanting to guess more, so I made some more up: rhino, star, moon, plane, kite, elephant, and a teddy bear named Corduroy. I always end with Timothy’s teddy, Corduroy, asking Timothy to go bed.
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I end the story each time, sneaking the Shark in at the last minute. I hold up the board with the shark and say, “There are no sharks in the dark today.” The kids yell and yell and yell. I shake my head and play it up, until I am startled to see the shark fin. I slowly take the “telescope” away to reveal the shark.

Here’s a video of the original story, Shark in the Park:

For more Shark Week ideas, check out my Shark in the Park and Mr. Shark posts, and of course this week’s host Flannel Board Fun.

To find out more about Flannel Friday, check out the website, the Pinterest board, and the Facebook Group.

 

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