Sea Serpents -- School-Age
Myths from around the world tell of gigantic sea serpents. Well known tales of sea serpents are the Scandinavian legend of the kraken and the Loch Ness monste in Scotland. Although tales of sea serpents have existed for thousands of years, no such creature has ever been captured.
Many of the sea serpent tales have the characteristics of actual marine animals. For example, the Giant squid has many of the charteristics of sea serpents when swimming on the surface of the water with its enourmous arms trailing behind it.
Simalar to London Bridge. Children form a line putting their hands on the shoulders of the child in front of them. Two children make a bridge that the line of children will march under. Begin singing "The sea serpent, sea serpent of the sea, everyone wants to pass". On the last word the bridge comes down and anyone captured is out of the game. When all are caught the game ends.
National Geographic-Sea Monsters
Lesson Plans grades 3-12
Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
by Mary Pope Osborne
From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure with Jack and Annie as they seek a magical sword for Merlin.