One of the most important aspects of teaching is making the concept interesting for kids.

Teaching a topic in a way that keeps children engaged and excited makes the teacher’s job easier.

Choosing the correct tool and following an interactive teaching method is important while teaching subjects like geography, science, or history.

For example, if you are teaching the concept of oceans and continents, incorporating geography quizzes for kids can enhance their learning experience to a great extent.

In this article, we will learn about some of the most engaging and exciting activities that will make learning about continents and oceans an enjoyable and fascinating experience for your students.

1. Go to The Continent

Children happily running in a field on The Continent

You can use the school playground to set up this activity. What you need to do here is label different areas as the continents.

For example, if you are using your sports ground, you can label the volleyball court as Europe and the cricket ground as Asia and similarly do this for other continents. Let the children know where all the continents are labeled.

Now, make a quiz based on the continents. You can choose the number of questions based on the time you have. An example of the question is, “In which continent is the Sahara desert located?”

The students should run towards the place labeled as “Africa.” The students who are left behind lose the game.

2. Passing the Parcel

A group of children sitting on a blanket, enjoying a game of "Passing the Parcel

The good old passing the parcel game can also teach kids the names of oceans and continents. Here, you need to make kids sit in a circle and pass a ball or object to each other with music.

When the music stops, the student left with the ball has to go inside the circle, and one of the kids in the circle can ask him a question about the ocean or continents.

By correctly answering the question, he/she can win a small prize like chocolates, and by losing the game, he/she can get a punishment like running a certain distance.

The questions can be about naming a particular continent or ocean with certain characteristics or spelling them out.

3. Learn the Continent Song

Seven continents with amusing expressions and the text "7 continents" - inspired by the lively 'Continent Song

It’s not surprising that giving a rhythm and sound can typically enhance readability, making it easier for kids to remember certain things.

Many options are available on YouTube for learning the names and characteristics of each ocean and continent. You can play them in school and sing along with the kids.

They will easily catch the tune and soon learn it. It’s a wonderful way of teaching elementary school children the concept of ocean and continents.

You can choose based on the grade you are teaching. Ensure it is appropriate for the kids and has only the necessary information. A lot of information can confuse them.

4. Spell It Out

A teacher raising her hand in front of a classroom, actively engaging with students

For elementary-level kids, it’s difficult to remember the spellings of all the continents and oceans. You can design quizzes around the spellings, such as filling in the blanks, naming the ocean with characteristics, listing the ocean in order of size, and other quizzes.

You can divide the students into two teams and write the name of a particular continent on the board. Now ask a student from each to write everything about the continent.

The team that has more information wins the game. You can also have a small prize for the winning team.

5. Paste the Map

a globe, exploring the world together. They are pasting a map on it.

It’s a fun activity for children in grades five to eight. You can ask students to bring maps of different continents and a globe and organize an activity wherein they have to paste their respective regions in the globe.

It will help them understand the position of each continent. You can also ask them to color the map and cut them in a particular shape.

Students love to play with colors and make things on their own; it will not only enhance their fine motor skills, but they will take more interest in it, thereby increasing their learning.

You can make this game in various ways, and you can choose the names of oceans similarly and ask them to point out where they are located.


Learning is an art and is only successful when the students better understand the concepts taught.

Normal textbook lecture teaching cannot be as effective as getting students involved and providing them with hands-on experience in various subjects.

When students participate actively in class, they learn more, and their knowledge stays with them longer.

Teachers need to provide an interactive learning experience to students, especially for topics like oceans and continents.

So, as a teacher, try these activities if you are starting the chapter on oceans and continents. Students will surely love these activities and understand the concept better through them.

Try these activities and let us know how your students liked it!

William Brown

William Brown is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative Writing. His journey began as a content creator for children's websites and apps, where he honed his skills in engaging a younger audience. He is passionate about animal welfare and volunteers at local shelters, often drawing inspiration for his whimsical stories from her furry friends. Outside of writing, William is an avid hiker and a hobbyist magician, often incorporating elements of his outdoor adventures and magic tricks into his stories to enchant young readers.

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