Learn All About Lakes & Rivers with these Resources

July 28, 2019

Annette Breedlove

Annette Breedlove

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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!

Learn All About Lakes & Rivers with these Resources

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

Frogs Emergent Readers Free

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 PondIn the Small, Small PondBuy from Amazon button imagePond children\'s book coverPondBuy from Amazon button imageOver and Under the PondOver and Under the PondBuy from Amazon button imageGood Night Lake (Good Night Our World)Good Night Lake (Good Night Our World)Buy from Amazon button imageA Day at the LakeA Day at the LakeBuy from Amazon button imageThe Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventureThe Secret Lake: A children’s mystery adventureBuy from Amazon button imageDown by the River: A Family Fly Fishing StoryDown by the River: A Family Fly Fishing StoryBuy from Amazon button imageMoon River children\'s book coverMoon RiverBuy from Amazon button imageWhere Is the Mississippi River?Where Is the Mississippi River?Buy from Amazon button image



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:

Geography Terms Notebook workbook cover


More Resources

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



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Learn All About Lakes & Rivers with these Resources

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