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Dun dun … dun dun … dun dun dun dunnnnnnnn…..

Did you recognize that as the Jaws theme song? Thank goodness I am not responsible for typing lyrics.

Last month I know I talked about how there is a holiday for everything but Shark Week isn't just any old "holiday". It lasts an entire week! This year the Discovery Channel celebrates the 30th year of Shark Week at the end of July. 30 years? That is something to celebrate!

To celebrate all things shark I have two fun family friendly recipe/projects to help you celebrate. And I am including one parent friendly recipe/project that you can really sink your teeth into (and to help you keep your sanity). Parents, I have your back.

One of the recipes calls for whipped cream. Sure, you could just pick some up from the store, or you could use my recipe from last month a shake up a batch of homemade whipped cream. Let your little ones work up an appetite.

For the popsicles I used blue and white sports drink. This summer has been a hot one and I thought by using the sports drink I could replenish a few of those electrolytes my children sweat out.

These recipes make it easy to dip your toe into themed food and snacks. However you choose to celebrate I hope you enjoy one of the most hyped up weeks on TV. C'mon in, the water's fine!

Shark Week Popsicles

  • 20 ounce white or blue sports drink
  • Gummy sharks

Pour sports drink into popsicle molds until ¾ full. Drop in one gummy sharks in each mold. Freeze until solid.

Shark Week Gelatin Cups

  • Blue gelatin made according to package instructions
  • Gummy sharks
  • Whipped cream

Ladle in blue gelatin into small cups. Drop in one shark per cup. Place in fridge until gelatin is solid. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

*Shark Week Lunch (lowest stress for parents)

Make lunch for your child. Take a bite out of every thing on their plate. When you serve it tell them happy shark week.

*You know your child(ren) best and how they will react. I don't want to upset any families. My children are very good humored and at least ¾ of them laughed at the joke and ¼ had no idea what Shark Week was.

Jamie Gates

Parent Blogger and Recipe Creator

Jamie is the creator, recipe developer, and photographer behind The Kitchenarium. She is a wife, mother to four, coffee drinker, cookie baker, PTA/PTO mom, and a modern Tupperware lady. Jamie first started publishing recipes online in 2007. When she's not working Jamie enjoys hosting all day brunch parties, hiking with her family, trying a new-to-her local restaurant, or binge reading a new book. ...

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