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Celebrating our connection to the ocean

Session Resources Guide

All the details you need for each session.

Every activity will be viewable from our website unless specifically noted below. All sessions will be available on catch-up apart from those that are live-streamed.

Get a flavour of each session by clicking the activity window on our homepage and playing the trailer.

Don’t forget to dress in blue!

9:00-9:30 – Welcome and kick-off

No resources needed. Simply watch the video from our website.

9:30 – Rockpooling

Ask questions live via the chat window. No other resources needed.

10:00 – Breathe Like a Dolphin

Floor space and a cushion.

10:30 – Connect Stage

  • One Planet, One Ocean — Computer or tablet. This is a live session and requires pre-registration.
  • Incredible Oceans TV Live!  None.
  • Explore Your Blue Mind — TBC
  • Exploring the Arctic Ocean — Pen and paper. This is a live session and requires pre-registration.
  • Pollution Problems  —  Download and print this worksheet.
  • Shark Conservation — Download this worksheet for after
  • Homeschool with Common Seas — Download ‘Home Activities’ from this link (live on Monday)

13:00 – Create Stage

  • Using Art to Save Our Seas — Coloured chalk, a place to draw outside or paper.
  • Create an Ocean Story with Fabled — Pens and paper.
  • How to Cross the Ocean: SUP or Swim Like a Turtle? — Pens and paper.
  • Blue Yoga with Natalie Fox — Mat and space to move.
  • Author Reading with Sarah Roberts — None.
  • Make Microplastic Art with Mandy Barker — Plastic waste from home or school and scissors and a camera or phone to take photos with.
  • How to Make a Rain Gauge and Why — Large bottle, scissors, pen, ruler & tape.
  • Top Tips to Clean Up! — None.
  • Make It Up with Midnight — Plastic bag, plastic bottle, cardboard, pens or paints, glue & string.
  • Habi-Hats Creative Challenge with OCT — A long strip of card or paper, colouring pens or pencils, glue, any extra craft bits you want to add as decoration and a stapler.
  • Reading: Little Turtle Changes the Tide — None.
  • Surf a Wave Around the World — Rope, paper, colouring pencils or pens.
  • Become Part of The Sea Monkey Crew  —  Download and print this workbook. Colouring pencils or pens.
  • Craft a Cuttlefish with Kim Hillyard — Two pieces of plain white A4 card, glue, scissors, paint, paintbrushes, water (in a jar) and a selection of coloured pens or pencils.
  • Animating Water with Elly Strigner — large cardboard box, cardboard scraps, scissors, blu-tac, glue, crayons, coloured pens or paper, clingfilm, cheap hair gel, empty cup or jar, smartphone. Download app ‘Stop Motion Studio’ (free). Additional: pebbles, building blocks.
  • Learn About Hammerhead Sharks and Make Your Own — Download and print this worksheet. Toilet roll, cardboard, paints, scissors, black pen.
  • All the Way to the Ocean with Joel Harper — None.
  • Send Waves of Optimism with SAS — Download and print this worksheet and follow this instruction guide. Coloured pens or pencils.

16:00 – Connect Stage

No resources needed. Watch the performances on our website.

18:00 – Films

Popcorn and a relaxing chair or couch. Watch the films on our website.