Thursday, April 4, 2013


The Water Cycle           

(Tune:  “My Darlin’ Clementine”)

Evaporation (Push palms up.)

Condensation (Hands together in air.)

Precipitation all around (Wiggle fingers down.)                          

Accumulation (Sweep arms in circle.)                     
Evaporation (Push palms up.)                                 
The water cycle goes
Round and round (Make circles with arms.)

Rain in a Jar Experiment - Fill a large glass jar with very hot water.  Set a pie pan full of ice cubes on top of the mouth of the jar and observe what happens.  Encourage students to draw observations.

Story Bracelet - Children will be able to retell the water cycle with this bead bracelet.  Have them string on the following beads as they repeat the water cycle:
Evaporation - clear bead
Condensation - white bead
Precipitation - blue bead
Accumulation - red bead
Evaporation - clear bead

April Bulletin Board

Rain on the housetop,
rain on the trees.
Rain on the umbrella
but not on me!
This was always one of my favorite bulletin boards.  You could make it a little more creative by letting children use wallpaper scraps for the umbrellas.  They could also spatter paint or make collages on the umbrellas.