Water Cycle Mobile
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Water Cycle Mobile

Age Range: 3-5
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Navy Blue
  • Hole Punch
  • Crayola® Markers
  • Paper Plate
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Yarn
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Medium Blue
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Yellow
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - White
 
 

Developmental Skills

 
  • Fine Motor
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Cognitive
 

Project Instructions

  1. Punch four holes equal distances from each other around the paper plate. Attach 8" of yarn from each hole by tying a knot.
  2. Draw the four stages of the water cycle onto the foam and cut out. Punch hole near the top of each piece and tie to yarn in the order of the water cycle.
  3. Punch hole at the bottom of each foam piece and attach 6" of yarn.
  4. Cut the construction paper into strips and write the stages of the water cycle on the strips. Punch a hole in each strip and attach to the appropriate piece of yarn. Add yarn to hang the mobile.

Craft Notes

If you don't want to make a mobile, try a windsock or hat using the water cycle symbols.

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Background

Humans are made up of 70% water. 75% of the earth is covered in water. Water makes crops grow so that we have food to eat. Water is very important to life on earth. Help students understand how the water we drink and the water in lakes and rivers is produced by creating a model/diagram of the water cycle. Discuss the stages of the water cycle and what happens at each stage - evaporation (and transpiration), condensation, precipitation and collection. Then have students create their own models. After creating the models have students discuss how their models reflect what happens everyday in nature.