Have you ever pretended to be a sailor who went to sea? I hope you see more than this sailor from the Songs with Simon nursery rhymes and kids song collection!


A sailor went to sea, sea, sea

To see what he could see, see, see

But all that he could see, see, see

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.


Educational Activities for A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea Nursery Rhyme

  • Roll a sheet of paper into a telescope and pretend to be a sailor looking for treasure. How does looking through the telescope change what you can see? Do you know someone with a real telescope or binoculars that you can look through?
  • Make a boat out of paper using origami. Put it adrift on your own version of the deep blue sea sea sea by filling your bath with some water. Be careful that it doesn’t sink!

Facts about A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea Kids Song

  • A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea is a popular clapping game. Have you tried it? Kids all over the world like to make up their own words to the rhythm of the clap.
  • Ferdinand Magellan was the captain of the first ship to sail all the way around the world about 500 years ago!


Download the words to A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea.