Anatomy of the Water Cycle

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Anatomy of the Water Cycle: an activity for children of all ages. Water is essential to all life. So how do we get our water? How does it move and change it’s form? In this activity, children will learn about the water cycle and how it works.

  • Supplies:
  • Throughout the week, memorize John 4:14, “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
  • Read one of the recommended resource or story books and/or use the book Nature Anatomy (p. 46) to learn more about the water cycle.
  • Using a resource book as a guide, have your child draw the water cycle.
  • Label each part. Record a younger child’s explanations/dictations as needed.
  • Place the page or pages in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
  • For an older child: Have your child include a brief description of each component of the water cycle.
  • Place the page or pages in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
  • Discuss precipitation, runoff (or collection), evaporation, and condensation.
  • Over the week, find examples in your everyday life to provide an example of evaporation and condensation. (For example, do a load of laundry and hang the clothes on the line. Talk about how they will dry (evaporation). Use an example of a glass of ice water to describe condensation. When watering plants, note the runoff or collection of water).
  • For further learning consider watching (and/or doing) the following experiment in the video below.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.