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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 30-59 mins
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Write a poem to Santa about the oceans

Creative writing activity to use poetry skills.

In this enchanting activity, we invite you to embark on a poetic voyage inspired by the wonders of the sea. As you immerse yourself in the imagery of ocean waves, seashells, and marine life, let your creativity soar, and your words flow like the tides.

Whether you find inspiration in the sea’s mesmerising hues or the mysteries beneath its surface, this activity allows you to weave together the magic of Christmas with the allure of the ocean. So grab your pen, let the sea breeze guide your words, and join us in crafting a beautiful, sea-themed poem to bring joy and wonder to the festive season.

Activity: Write a poem to Santa about the oceans

This poem is all about the mysteries of the deep. Amazingly, we have only explored 5% of the world’s oceans! This fun activity could spark a discussion around habitats, climate change, creative writing and the use of adjectives.

After reading this poem, can you add another verse? You could think about the animals you have seen in the sea or the things you have discovered while walking along a beach.

This resource is ideal for children aged 11 – 14. However, younger children may like to join in and work with the rhyming language.

The poem

Two thirds of the planet is covered in sea
And strange as it seems, that fraction is me!
For we are the same
Two thirds made of water
Not a half, not an eighth, nor even a quarter.

And perhaps this is why I have a connection,
I want to learn more, about the seas and the ocean
The trenches so deep that the creatures make light
The parts of our planet far beyond human sight.

The oceans so full of mystery and wonder
Down in the depths, travelling under
Under the waters, teeming with life
Then darkness and depths like pitch black of night.

Download the free activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable so that you can tailor them to your students and your schools’ needs.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, helpful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Oh ho ho, please share your poetry highlights with us @IETeducation! #SantaLovesSTEM

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