Teacher Mama: Water Can Be…Drawing Activity {After School Linky}

Water Can Be… Drawing Activity

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Water Can Be…,  by Laura Purdie Salas, one of my new favorite books. I shared this book the first time in our post, Beautiful Books about Water. Today I am sharing it again, with a follow up activity we did in class.

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Water Can Be…


Water Can Be… beautifully illustrates all the different things water can be throughout the seasons and in daily life.

  Salas writes:

Water can be… Tadpole hatcher. Picture Catcher. Otter feeder. Downhill speeder.


Water Can Be spread

This book mesmerized my first graders. Our minds raced with ideas of all the things that water can be. We created an enormous list of things water can be and then each child selected one of those things and used oil pastels on water color paper to create their own page like in the book.

Here are the ideas my students came up with and the illustrations that go with them.

Water  Can Be…

a storm maker

a snowflake creator

a hand washer

an igloo creator

a hurricane maker

an ice maker

a homemaker

a mist maker

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Check out this video version of the book as well.

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2 thoughts on “Teacher Mama: Water Can Be…Drawing Activity {After School Linky}

  1. I love these dramatic pieces–your first graders are awesome! Please tell them that for me. And thanks so much for sharing your enthusiasm for Water Can Be… :>) (Sorry if this comment appears more than once. It doesn’t seem to be posting, but I can’t tell for sure!)

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