14 of the coolest Shark Week picks for kids (whether they’re old enough for Shark Week or not)

If Sharknado registered on your personal pop culture radar, you know that everyone is talking about Shark Week, which started as a Discovery Channel programming block, and has now turned into an actual…Thing.

Don’t be surprised if your kids start wanting all things shark after this week. Or hey, if they’re too young (or you are!) to watch, then just settle for one of these fun shark picks. –Liz

Shark Week picks on Cool Mom Picks


Custom kids’ shark tee, made to order from this awesome Etsy seller. Too cute. I mean…scary. (above, $23, Oh Bananas)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark pencil case

Handmade shark pencil case: one of our favorites that we discovered last year for back-to-school. (Minnebites, $44)


Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark stationery

Custom kids’ shark stationery lets you know your child is very very serious about thank you notes. (Minted, $35 for 15 with quanitity discounts)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark backpack

Shark backpack, brand new from P’Kolino.  Look at those fish for teeth–great touch! Lots of colors too. (Pkolino, $54.99]

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark pouch

Shark Pouches are the mini version of the backpack ($19.99, Pkolino)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: Shark slippers

Handmade Shark Slippers from upcycled materials, also available in baby and toddler sizes. Little fish grips on the soles: nice touch. (Cate + Levi for Uncommon Goods, $38)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark sketchbook

Eco-friendly shark sketchbook by EcoJot does right by the earth. And I suppose the water. ($13.95, Stubby Pencil Studio)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark hooded towel

Shark hooded towel lets you know it’s safe to get into the bathtub. And out again. ($39.99, Think Geek)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark art print

Friendly Kids Shark Print is too cute for a kid’s room, or summer home. (Olive and Ruby Kids, $10)


Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark crayon roll-up

Shark Crayon Roll-Up, great for travel, whether you’re ocean bound or not. (Kerri Creates, $11)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: TOMS shark shoes

I love the Limited Edition TOMS Shark Week Shoes for toddlers, kids and you adults too. $5 of the purchase price goes towards shark conservation. (TOMS Shoes, $42 for youth size)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: Sharks book

Sharks Book, by Miranda Smith is great for encouraging an understanding and respect for sharks. ($9.95 from Discovery Store)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark growth chart

Thepersonalized shark growth chart decal is a great room decor option for the shark-obsessed. Can your kid identify all the silhouettes? ($64.95, The Bear and the Bug Shop)

Shark Week on Cool Mom Picks: shark cupcakes

A Fondant Shark Fin Cupcake Topper is pretty much the only way to end a nautical themed party. And no, it does not count as eating seafood. (Harriet’s House of Cakes, $14.95/12)



Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.


  • Reply August 11, 2013


    Thanks for including my Shark Bite pencil case, Cool Mom Picks! I love your list of Shark Week picks for kids.

    Mary of MinneBITES

  • Reply August 12, 2013

    Meghan K

    The kids’ book, “Shark in the Dark” is amazing and a favorite for my kiddos (and me!).

  • Reply August 13, 2013

    Heather - Chickabug

    Great roundup! My favorites are the socks and that awesome pencil case! It makes me wish I was going back to school! : )

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