When we began traveling around several years ago, one of the things I wanted my kids to see and experience were lakes and rivers. We had only been to the lake near us a handful of times and even then it was pretty restricted. I wanted them to see and realize that our country offered so much more than that tiny lake we knew.
I am still dreaming of the day we can take a family trip to Colorado and experience the real mountain streams and how cool and refreshing they are. But in the meantime, we can make do and learn all kinds of fascinating things about the lakes, rivers, streams and creeks around our area!
And because we are not always extremely organized in our homeschooling schedule, I love finding new and fun resources to use as we study a subject. As we move into what can be the hottest month of summer, suddenly studying water – lakes, ponds and rivers – doesn’t seem like a bad idea!
With a quick search and look around online, I was able to gather some great resources that could easily be combined to make your own Bodies of Water Unit Study. Most of these printables are absolutely free, which I love, but I did find a few that were well worth the price for what you get!
Are you studying Lakes and Rivers in your homeschool this year? Check out these FREE Resources!
FREE Pond Worksheet Packet | Mama’s Learning Corner
Free Pond Theme Printables | Natural Beach Living
Ponds and Rivers Preschool Unit | A Teaching Mommy
Rivers – Glossary Terms | Primary Leap
Ponds Unit Study | Homeschool Share
Pond Life Preschool Pack | Homeschool Creations
Pond Life – Picture Word Cards | PreKinders
Rivers Word Scramble | Primary Leap
Frogs Lapbook | Homeschool Helper
The Worlds Major Rivers Worksheet | Primary Leap
Frog Wordsearches | DLTK’s
Frog Anatomy Labeling | Biology Corner
Frog Dissection Worksheet | Biology Corner
Rivers – Alphabetical order | Primary Leap
Life Cycle of a Frog | Teachers Pay Teachers
Toads – Amphibians | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Pond Studies | Eva Varga
Spelling List – Rivers | Primary Leap
FREE Frogs Life Cycle Emergent Readers | In All You Do
Frogs Anagram Word Scramble | DLTK’s
FREE Pond Life Resources | Something 2 Offer
What is a River? Worksheet | Primary Leap
Pond Life Fun Pack | Table Life Blog
Frog Study | Handbook of Nature Study
Where is the Mississippi River? Unit Study | Minnesota Country Girl
Free Frog Life Cycle Resources | Something 2 Offer
Features of a River Worksheet | Primary Leap
Rivers & Lakes Worksheets | Education.com
Books to use during your studies
In the Small, Small PondPondOver and Under the PondGood Night Lake (Good Night Our World)A Day at the LakeThe Secret Lake: A children’s mystery adventureDown by the River: A Family Fly Fishing StoryMoon RiverWhere Is the Mississippi River?
Activities to do when exploring lakes & rivers
20 Ways to Enjoy a Day at the Pond | Edventures
At Home Water Testing | Table Life Blog
River Exploration and Frog Catching | Something 2 Offer
Check out this great resource to use when studying about lakes & rivers in your homeschool:
River Nomenclature Cards | Montessori Print Shop
My Science Journal: Pond Animals | Colors and Kindergarten (TpT)
Bodies of Water | C is for Coach (TpT)
Water & Landforms Anchor Chart | Sandy’s Science (TpT)
Mini Poster Pack with Definitions: Landforms | Class of Kinders (TpT)
Wetland Themed Yoga | Pink Oatmeal