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Southwest Airlines Invites You To Celebrate Shark Week With Your Family! #SharksTakeFlight

by Susan Pazera


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.bryant park

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
Gummy Shark
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!snacks3



Shark Envelope Snack Holder:

Legal Size Envelope
Gray Metallic Magic Marker
Stick-on Googly Eyes
3 – 2in. pieces of white yarn
White felt
Tacky glue

-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.***


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Sarh S June 30, 2016 - 10:07 pm

I love the Southwest Shark Week airplane! How cool is that? I will definitely have to make some the Shark Snack Envelopes with the kids, I know they will get a kick out of it.

Dawn gibson-thigpen June 30, 2016 - 7:32 am

oh this is pretty cool. i love the design on the plane.

Debra P June 28, 2016 - 1:29 am

I love the craft ideas you have here! I also think Shark Week is super fun.

Christy Garrett June 27, 2016 - 4:02 pm

These are cute craft ideas. I don’t really do much for Shark Week. I do like the plane wrap.

Bites for Foodies June 27, 2016 - 1:37 pm

My son is absolutely obsessed with sharks right now!! If he could ride on a ‘shark’ airplane he would go crazy!

Heather S-G June 27, 2016 - 10:55 am

Ha ha ha! That actually sounds like a lot of fun. And love both of those do-it-at-home ideas, too cute.

Brandy June 27, 2016 - 10:23 am

What a fun way to celebrate! This is pretty awesome!

Melissa June 26, 2016 - 10:32 pm

Okay, I am totally throwing a shark themed playdate into our schedule this week and using these darling ideas!!! So. dang. cute!

NYC Single Mom June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

Shark Week already. we are obsessed. The sand cup are too cute. Need to make those to watch our shows!!

Jaclyn Anne June 26, 2016 - 4:10 pm

So happy that I caught this post – I didn’t realize that Shark Week starts TODAY! Thanks for the heads up and for the awesome craft ideas!

Vera Sweeney June 26, 2016 - 2:47 pm

What a fun way to celebrate shark week with the new designs on Southwest airplanes!! I love those sand cups!

Jeanine June 26, 2016 - 11:05 am

How fun! I don’t think we’ve ever celebrated shark week before! I have a few boys who are obsessed with sharks though so this would be such a thrill for them!

Jenn @ EngineerMommy June 26, 2016 - 9:25 am

We love Shark Week! I love that Southwest Airlines is promoting Shark Week. I love learning about the different sharks and watching footage of them in their natural habitats!

Tammy June 26, 2016 - 8:51 am

One of my most fav movie lines is “you’re gonna need a bigger boat”. LOL I say it all the time. Living in Florida we see our daily news reports about the sharks in the area beaches and several shark bites. That event looked like so much fun!! Sorry I missed that.

Heather @Country Life, City Wife June 25, 2016 - 11:08 pm

Very interesting. I’ve been a shark diver for 25 years (sheesh time flies LOL) and I’ve been out to Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico with the Great Whites…It’s AMAZING. Cool to know Southwest is taking part in such an educational event!

Sarah Bailey June 25, 2016 - 11:13 am

What an awesome sounding event to get Shark Week off to a great start! x

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