Best Shark Week Apps For The Kids [Updated for 2022]
Learn about these powerful and amazing ocean predators with these family-friendly apps
We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Shark Week Apps For The Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.
Are your kids as excited about Shark Week as mine are? Our household has become shark central over the last few days. Kids are naturally curious about sharks and the Discovery Channel does such a great job of making the subject accessible and fun.
With that spirit in mind, I thought I’d share some fun shark apps and addictive shark games for the kids. Whatever your device, I found some great shark apps the kids would love. We made sure our list included family-friendly shark apps and education shark apps as well as some great storybook apps.
Ever wondered what it would be like to swim among the ocean’s deadliest sharks? Get in the middle of the action as only Discovery can—intense attack stories, 3D interactive sharks, exclusive HD videos and awesome high-resolution photos, and all for free!
Sharks are exciting and a little bit scary, which explains why so many kids are fascinated with them. This app is great for children six and up.
Want to follow sharks around their watery world? OCEARCH’s Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology all for the purpose of shark conservation. This app will help kids understand where sharks hang out, and how important it is to conserve their environment.
OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration. The app is free and has consistently high ratings on both app stores.
Watch as your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch fills with water and vicious, real 3D, sharks begin to swim around your screen! Shark Fingers has REAL 3D SHARKS! They swim in all directions and can be viewed from any angle! They’re really 3D! And they CHASE YOUR FINGERS!
This app has added an augmented reality feature that allows users to set the background to live camera, then send the sharks after whatever they may see in the environment. Snap your pic quick and then share it with friends. This app is free and offers an in-app purchase of ninety-nine cents to remove ads and introduce more sharks to the aquarium.
Shark Net gives you a deep look into the research being done by Stanford University scientists and the worldwide collaborative research of GTOPP—the Global Tagging of Pacific Predators project (http://www.gtopp.org).
Shark Net allows you to connect directly with one of the most amazing predators on the planet—great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), which return every year to the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries along the California coastline. This app is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. It’s free to download and includes options for in-app purchases ranging from ninety-nine cents to $49.99.
This game will grab your children’s attention and keep it! Guide a shark around the ocean devouring everything you can. Recruit baby sharks to help you, and unlock new types of sharks and other features. Can you imagine sharks equipped with jetpacks? Not only possible but desirable in this app.
This game is rated 12+ due to violence. It’s free to download and offers in-app purchases of coins and gems ranging from $1.99 to $49.99.
This storybook is perfect for your shark-loving preschooler or young child. Each page features interactive surprises, and the app includes minigames that will thrill the youngsters. And the stories change with updates, so the app has huge replay value.
The app is free to download and additional stories are available as in-app purchases. The stories are $1.99 each, and the entire current set can be purchased for $5.99. You can also purchase the original set of stories for $19.99.
No shark collection would be complete without the infamous Baby Shark song and its kin. This app is perfect for your preschooler who is in love with this earworm. It includes songs, nursery rhymes and stories appropriate for the preschool crowd.
The app is free to download and includes in-app purchases. You can add songs to the collection for prices ranging from $2.99 to $11.99.
Move over, talking dogs and cats! Here’s an app that’s sure to amaze and amuse your kids. Talking Shark allows users to speak with their own voices and use them to have the onscreen shark repeat the message back. There’s a choice of two different kinds of sharks (a realistic one and a cutesy one), plus a collection of other sea creatures that can be animated and voiced.
This app also includes several other amusements, such as poking the shark and feeding the shark, as well as what the developer calls “a few other small games.” If your child already loves the talking animals apps, this one will be a hit as well!
Here are literally hundreds of free coloring pages that include scenes of Baby Shark and family that your kids will love. There are also other characters available, so there’s something here for every mood. Kids can not only color with traditional tools, but there are several glitter modes and rollers that will encourage their creativity and artistic sense.
Parents should be aware, however, that the app does display advertisements, and that there are in-app purchase options to continue use of featured content. Prices range from $8.99 per month to $59.99 annually, and there is an option to unlock the entire coloring book for $31.99.