Today, Múinteoir Ray showed us an amazing painting called The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Japanese artist Hokusai.

This famous painting was painted 200 years ago and shows the huge power and energy of the sea! We are so lucky in Ireland to be an island nation and surrounded by lots of water.

Over the centuries, humans have learned to embrace the power of the sea and even use waves for fun activities on water, also known as watersports.


Have a look at the following pictures of 8 different watersports below. Write in the correct name of each activity underneath each picture.

You can choose from the following:

Paddleboarding                                 Surfing

Kayaking                                             Kitesurfing

Scuba Diving                                      Windsurfing

Jet skiing                                            Water skiing

Have you tried any of these sports already? If so, which ones?



Which of these would you love to try in the future? Why?



Ireland has some famous athletes in watersports – for instance swimmers, rowers, surfers and sailors.
Do you know any of their names?



You can download all the answers and the full lesson in the activity sheet here!

Agus as Gaeilge ANSEO!


The Great Wave off Kanagawa shows a huge, powerful body of water.

Think: Where is your nearest body of water? It can be big or small. It could be a lake, river, waterfall, well, a pond in the park, a fountain or the seaside.

Draw a picture of it on the easel below. Try to give DEPTH to your picture by including something in the foreground, middle-ground and background!

Sea-ly Jokes!

Come on! The jokes are not that bad!!

How can you tell the ocean is friendly?
It waves!

What does a dolphin say when he's confused?
"Can you be more Pacific?"

What are the strongest creatures in the ocean?