Thursday, March 15, 2012

Water Travels in a Cycle, Yes it Does!

We've kicked off our water cycle study with some super fun activities...

We learned a water cycle song sung to the tune of "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" and complete with movements too...

We're observing the water cycle in action in our "water cycle in a bag"s that are hung on our classroom window:

And today we made water cycle bracelets, which are always a hit!

I have a freebie on my classroom website for the water cycle bracelets, if you're interested- it's in the "S" section for SCIENCE!  I do them a bit differently now- instead of putting all of each color together, we alternate yellow (sun), green (groundwater on earth), clear (water vapor), white (condensation/clouds), blue (precipitation) and repeat two more times.  We made them last year but as soon as I told my kiddos we were starting a water and weather unit, the first thing they wanted to know was if we were making the bracelets again.  I said no and they were super bummed!  So, we did them again!  This time I used pipe cleaners, though, instead of plastic string and it worked SO much better!

At the end of the day we also made water cycle crowns, but the pictures of that are on my real camera so I can't share those until I download them at home (the ones above I used my phone for and e-mailed to myself for quick blog access!).

Tomorrow we're doing the water cycle flippy book and next week we'll be able to start connecting the water cycle to weather... which is SUCH a fun unit!

If you haven't checked out the amazing contest my Michigan neighbor Holly at Crisscross Applesauce is doing to celebrate her new blog design, you must check it out!  Her new blog looks AWESOME!

That's all for today- tonight is Kindergarten Round-up and I'll be helping at that and then hitting the hay early.  I'm sick... AGAIN.  So, hopefully an early night to bed will help speed this thing along!


  1. LOVE that water cycle song. I use it with my class each year. The bracelets are too cute!

  2. Love these ideas and thank you SOOOO much for participating in my giveaway!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. ah! I forgot about these bracelets. Gotta do those too!
    We do a tune set to Three Blind Mice
    The Water Cycle,
    the water cycle
    first there's evaporation
    then there is condensation
    here's comes precipitation
    the water cycle
    the water cycle

    of course they love it cause we stand on our chairs and made up movements!

  4. Love the ideas! I like the song!

    Have a great weekend!


  5. We use that song, too! My kids love it, especially the motions! I like the bracelets...I think I've heard the idea before, but have never used it. What a neat way for the kids to remember! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Chrissy/Adventures in Second Grade

  6. ahh! we did that song too!! I even took video of them and posted it - they loved it!!

  7. Love the Water Cycle!! All your ideas are super cute!

    Mrs Johnson’s First Grade

  8. Came over to see what you're all about it. Love it! I look forward to reading more from you. I'm a new follower. Come see me

  9. Cute ideas - thanks for sharing the bracelets!
    Buzzing with Ms. B

  10. Hi Christina! I love your water cycle ideas! I just found your beautiful blog, I love the colors! I'm your newest follower:)
    Science for Kids Blog


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