What do Southwest Airline and Sharks have in common?… A lot actually! Southwest Airlines and the Discovery Channel have teamed up to take Shark Week to “new heights”! This summer, a Shark Week-themed plane will take to the skies as Southwest offers an exclusive preview of one of Shark Week’s “fin-nomenal” episodes. Not only that, Southwest and the Discovery Channel want to send a family of four on a vacation in Puerto Vallarta Mexico with the Dare to Dive sweepstakes! Interested in entering? Visit Southwest.com/sharkweek for your chance to dive into the fin…I mean fun!
I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the Shark Week episode at an event hosted by Southwest Airlines in NYC at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park. Let me just say this (because I’ve always wanted to) … “you’re gonna need a bigger boat” because Shark Week is going to be “packed to the gills” with lots of “fin-tastic” shark footage and information. (okay…#sorrynotsorry…I just can’t stop with the shark references) Chompie, Shark Week ‘s official mascot, stopped by for some photos and fin bumps throughout the night and even had a seat in the crowd to enjoy the show. I’m guessing he felt a little like a fish out of water though….yes, I went there again.
So, with Shark Week swimming your way this week (June 26 through July 3) I put together some quick and easy craft and snack ideas to make your family viewing time a bit more”jaw-some”!
Here are a few family time fun ideas that you can “sink your teeth” into:
Shark On The Beach:
Vanilla Pudding Cups
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Blue Food Coloring Gel
9oz. clear plastic cup
Parasol pick ( optional )
-Fill clear plastic cup 3/4 of the way full.
-Add 3 drops of blue food gel coloring to the pudding and mix.
-Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on 1/2 of the top of the pudding.
-Place gummy shark on the other half.
-Insert parasol into the graham cracker sand and enjoy!
Shark Envelope Snack Holder:
Legal Size Envelope
Gray Metallic Magic Marker
Stick-on Googly Eyes
3 – 2in. pieces of white yarn
-Completely color one side of envelope with gray metallic marker
-Cut triangle shape out of left side of envelope for the Shark mouth
-Take the scrap piece of triangle and use it as a template to cut a triangle shape out of the felt
-Attach felt triangle to the back side of the envelope with tacky glue to replace piece that was cut out
-Cut into the felt to make jagged teeth
-Attach googly eye
-Attach the 3 pieces of yarn to the center of the envelope with tacky glue to make “gills”
**Be sure to leave the mouth of the shark open and glue the envelope shut. You can use the shark to hold popcorn or goldfish crackers**
Be sure to tune in to the Discovery Channel starting this Sunday, June 26th to “catch” Shark Week! It’s going to be “FIN-NOMENAL”!!!
***This post is sponsored by Southwest Airlines. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.***