These free printable water cycle coloring pages are perfect additions to a weather unit study. Learn about the cycling of water on Earth with these free coloring pages!
If you are exploring weather and climate with your kids, these printables are for you.
Great additions to a unit study for kids in elementary and middle school. As they color, your kids can see how water flows through a system.
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How to Print
- Click the button below the image to bring up a pdf version
- All printables fit a standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch piece of paper
Pair these sheets with additional activities. Reader favorites include:
Pairing printables with hands-on activities and real life observations is a great way for kids to make connections to concepts in Science.
Even observing a rain storm or a cloudy day is a great way to see the water cycle in action!
Water Cycle Coloring Sheets
To help meet the needs of different kids, I created a few different variations of the water cycle.
The first one is the most complicated, so make sure to check out the basic sheets for younger kids.
I created one coloring sheet with labels for each process. Along with a blank diagram that your kids can fill in.
As your kids color they can learn about the 5 stages involved in the water cycle.
Evaporation from water, transpiration from plants, condensation within the atmosphere, precipitation from clouds, and runoff as water moves over the surface of the Earth.
These sheet focuses on the three major processes involved in the water cycle. As they color your kids can see the connection between evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
Basic enough for younger children or for kids who need a simplified version. Rain represents precipitation and the upward arrows represent evaporation.
Within the circle, your kids can identify the different parts of the water cycle.
Around the outside of the circle your kids can write words to represent the different processes. Or just color in the image without adding any words.
- Write a Story explaining the different stages
Any of these sheets make great writing prompts for kids. After they color they can write a story to go along with the image. Either a creative writing piece or a nonfiction article.
2. Read a Book about the Water Cycle
Children's books are great resources if you are learning science with your kids. Water Cycles is an amazing resource book filled with colorful diagrams.
If you are looking for a book written in story format, The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure is a beautiful and informative book!
3. Learn about Clouds
All of the different types of clouds in picture form can be found within this free types of clouds printable pack.
Make a cloud in a jar together using basic household supplies. You can find directions and a free worksheet to go with the experiment.
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These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free water cycle coloring pages are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com