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Real Life Sea Monsters

Sea monsters aren’t real, are they?! No, but the ocean is home to some amazing—and sometimes scary—creatures. Dive in and meet these real-life sea monsters, big and small.

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

  • Your CK Jr. toolkit

  • Toilet paper tube (or paper towel tube)

  • Scissors

  • Paint

  • Glue

  • Googly eyes (optional)

Ask About Today

Why are sharks an important part of the ocean ecosystem?


est. 45 min

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Wild Kratts All About Sharks

From hammerheads to giant whale sharks, learn all about these toothy creatures with the Kratt Brothers.

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Dr. Binocs and the Megalodon

Ever heard of a megalodon? It was the largest shark that ever lived. Learn about this prehistoric sea creature from Dr. Binocs.

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Meet the “Man-o-War”

It might look like a jellyfish, but it’s actually a whole different species. Learn all about the Portuguese Man-o-War in this episode of Blue Planet.

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The Octonauts and the Killer Cone Snail

It might be tiny, but its sting is powerful! In this episode of Octonauts, the team gets a lesson about this venomous sea creature.


est. 15 min

Make Your Own Baby Shark!

Or maybe it’s a Baby Megalodon. You’re the boss.

Toolkit Materials:

Other Materials:

Toilet paper tube (or paper towel tube), scissors, paint, glue, googly eyes (optional)


Start by cutting the “mouth” out of one end of the toilet paper tube. (Save the triangle pieces for the tail and fin.) Your camper can probably do most of the construction independently, but they might need help gluing everything together.


Paint your shark gray, or make it any color you want. Then add teeth (and googly eyes for fun). Chomp chomp!


est. 5 min

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If Sharks Disappeared

The mighty megalodon went extinct. What would happen to the ocean today if all sharks disappeared? Learn about why sharks are important in this read-aloud of If Sharks Disappeared, written and illustrated by Lily Williams.


est. 5 min

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Do the Goldfish Dance

Get on your feet (or fins!) and dance along with these little goldfish and the Laurie Berkner Band.