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Blue Floats Away (Dramatizing the Water Cycle)

SUBJECTS Dance, Drama, Science
GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3)
PLEDGE 1 - Protection of Water

Resources Needed:

  1. Blue Floats Away by Travis Jonker


  1. Following the introductory Blue Floats Away (Introduction), tell students they are going to use movement to re-enact the water cycle.
  2. Review water cycle vocabulary (evaporation, condensation, precipitation). You may want to add transpiration if this is a term you’ve taught your class.


  1. In groups of three, ask students to come up with movements that could represent each stage of the water cycle. 
  2. Groups take turns presenting their movement water cycles to the class, encouraging other groups to guess which part of the water cycle each movement represents. Other groups could be following along copying the movements of the presenting group to keep all engaged.
  3. This could also be done with students re-enacting each stage of the water cycle on their own and either present to each other in small groups or to the class.

Follow Up Activities:

  1. Have students discuss which movements they felt most accurately demonstrated each part of the water cycle and why.