Shark Counting Mats

These shark counting mats make a fun and easy counting activity for preschoolers. Whether you are looking for a shark week activity, a fun counting idea for an ocean theme or something for a child that just loves sharks these shark counting mats are sure to go down well! Scroll down to see how to use these counting mats and to download a set of your own!

shark counting mats

Shark activities for kids are fun for anytime of the year, but especially fun for shark week or as part of a ocean theme. Here are a few more shark activities you might enjoy:

Shark craft
Shark slime 

These shark counting mats and perfect for preschoolers learning to count and recognise numbers. They will love the idea of 'feeding' their shark the correct number of fish.

You might also like to browse our list of counting activity ideas!


Shark Counting Mats

This set of shark counting mats consists of a feed the shark counting game in colour and a feed the shark game in black and white so that you can print the option which suits you best. Each feed the shark game has:

  • an image of a shark
  • numbers cards 1-12
  • 12 fish images
shark themed counting activity for preschoolers. shark week.

How to set up the shark counting mats

This counting activity is easy to set up. Download and print out the feed the shark counting game in colour or black and white. Then cut out the number cards and cards with fish on them. 

We would recommend laminating the pieces to make them last. 

How to use the shark counting mats

Place the shark mat in front of your child and then place one of the number cards onto the square in the top right hand corner of the shark mat.

Ask your child to read the number and then count out the correct number of fish to feed to the shark. 

Alternative ways to use the shark counting mats

Instead of using the fish cards you could make playdough fish or use small toy fish.

Another idea is to stick the shark mat onto a box and cut out the sharks mouth so that children could post the correct number of fish into the sharks mouth as they 'feed' him. 


To download this printable shark counting mat click on the link below. There is a small charge for this printable. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

We hope that you enjoy using this set of shark counting mats. It is such a fun shark themed counting activity for preschoolers. 

Shark counting activity for preschoolers. Shark counting mats.

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