7 Continents Poem

earth image
A daring gray dolphin,
Swam quickly to go,
Continent counting,
He took his friend Joe…
I’ll count every continent,
Those near and those far,
‘Cause I never remember,
How many there are!
Are there 6 or 7? Or 2 or 3?
How many continents,
Are found in Earth’s seas?
They first rounded Africa,
Gray elephant’s home,
Ghana and Kenya,
Where lions did roam…
They swam north to Europe,
Where castles are best,
And then North America,
From Quebec to Key West…
South America soon,
With Peru and Brazil,
Then took a long swim,
Through a freezing cold chill,
Antarctica’s ice,
Saw the south pole!
And then on to Asia,
From China to Seoul…
Australia followed,
Saw a cool kangaroo,
How many continents,
Had dolphin been to?
Dolphin counts 7,
On his continents list,
He’s says they’re all special,
None should be missed!

What is a continent?

Continents are large land masses found on Earth.
While there are many large land masses, such as Greenland (which is the largest island), only 7 of these land masses have been labeled as continents. These are:

Africa
Antarctica
Asia
Australia
Europe
North America
South America

There is no set rule for determining what a continent is. For instance, in some countries, students learn there are only 6 continents (with North and South America counting as one, or Europe and Asia counting as one)