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The Water Cycle Song

Suggested Grade Level(s): 1, 2

Content Standard(s):

  • 1 - Science / Social Studies
    • NS.K-4.2:
      Physical Science
  • 2 - Science / Social Studies
    • NS.K-4.2:
      Physical Science

Purpose of Activity (objectives, etc.):

This is a fun and active way for your students to learn and remember the water cycle.
Reinforces Vocabulary: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, accumulation


Use this song when teaching that water can be a solid, liquid or gas. It also reinforces that the water cycle is a repeating pattern.

The Water Cycle Song: (to the tune of Clementine)

EVAPORATION - Push both arms up
CONDENSATION - Push with both arms straight out to side
PRECIPITATION on my head - Pretend to rain on head
ACCUMULATION - Make arms sweep in front
WATER CYCLE - Arms rotate in circle in front
And it starts all over again - Turn around in place in a circle


5 minutes