Educational Resources for Students & World Water Day Activities

Students World Water Day
Students learning about the water cycle on World Water Day

This post contains educational activities for elementary and post-secondary students to learn about water conservation, sustainability and promoting healthy environments.


World Water Day Activities – World Water Day is held annually March 22nd

World Water Day website

World Water Day Activities for Grades 4-8

One Well Story on YouTube to be used with World Water Day Activities


Educator Guides

Hands-On Activities from the Groundwater Foundation

Let’s learn about Earth’s secret stash of underground water

Project WET Canada – Instructional Curriculum Resources


Educational Videos

All the Water in the World | Water Experiments for Kids video

Celebrate – Blazer Fresh | Songs For Kids | Dance Along | GoNoodle – YouTube

Eagle Survivor video

Earth’s Water SONG | Science for Kids | Grades K-2 – YouTube

Good Morning Song for Kids (with lyrics) | The Singing Walrus – YouTube

How Plastic Hurts the World – YouTube

Keeping Our Water Clean! – YouTube

Mission: Save Earth – A virtual Earth Day PE workout activity and Brain Break – YouTube

Rain Recipe | Water Experiments for Kids video

Solid, Liquid, Gas | Water Experiments for Kids video

The 3 Ps of Wastewater | Water Experiments for Kids video

The Water Cycle | ESL Music for Kids – YouTube

The Water. Looking after our Planet | Educational Video for Kids. – YouTube

Three Forms of Water (STEM activity with movement) | Kids Yoga, Music and Mindfulness with Yo Re Mi – YouTube

Travelling Underground with Water | Water Experiments for Kids video

Water Cycle | Songs For Kids | Sing Along | GoNoodle – YouTube

Water on the Earth Goes Round | Science Is A Snap | Jack Hartmann – YouTube

Where is Water? The human impact on water video

Video: Barry’s Wastewater Treatment Tour

Video: Barry’s Water Treatment Tour


Resources for Grades K-3

Grades K – 2: Drink it Up!

Grades K – 2: Happy the Fish

Grades K – 2: Spongy Wetlands

Grades K – 3: How People Get Their Water

Grades K – 3: Interactive Build Your Own Aquifer

Grades K – 3: Interactive Water Cycle

Grades K – 3: Thirstin Builds an Aquifer

Grades K – 3: Thirstin’s Groundwater Movement Activity

Grades K – 3: Thirstin’s Wacky Water Adventure

Grades K – 3: Thirstin’s Water Cycle

Grades K – 3: Thirstin’s Water Cycle Adventure


Resources for Grades 3-8

Grades 3+: Pipe Up game – Delivering safe clean water

Grades 3 – 5: Waste Not, Want Not

Grades 3 – 5: Water Goes Around and Comes Around

Grades 3 – 5: Water-Wise Landscaping

Grades 3 – 5: Water Works

Grades 4 – 8: Fun Facts Matching Game

Grades 4 – 8: How People Get Their Water

Grades 4 – 8: Interactive Matching Game

Grades 4 – 8: Interactive Water Filtration

Grades 4 – 8: Interactive Word Scramble

Grades 4 – 8: Matching Water Terms

Grades 4 – 8: Non-Point Source Pollution

Grades 4-8: There’s No New Water activity

Grades 4 – 8: The Role of Plants in Water Filtration

Grades 4 – 8: Thirstin Builds an Aquifer

Grades 4 – 8: Water Filtration

Grades 4 – 8: Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation

Grades 4 – 8: Where Does Water Come From?

Grades 4 – 8: Word Scramble Game

Grades 6 – 8: Aquifers and Recharge Areas

Grades 6 – 8: Indicating Insects

Grades 6 – 8: Water Meter Reader


Resources for Grades 9-12

Grades 9 – 12: Biography of a River

Grades 9 – 12: Building a Model Aquifer

Grades 9 – 12: Build Your Own Watershed

Grades 9 – 12: Decision Making – A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

Grades 9 – 12: Do You Drink It?

Grades 9 – 12: Flow Nets

Grades 9 – 12: From Ground to Water

Grades 9 – 12: Groundwater Basics

Grades 9 – 12: Groundwater – Cleaning Up

Grades 9 – 12: Hydraulic Head

Grades 9 – 12: Interactive Question and Answer Game

Grades 9 – 12: Landfills and the Potential for Groundwater Contamination

Grades 9 – 12: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Grades 9 – 12: Question and Answer Game

Grades 9 – 12: Question and Answer Game

Grades 9 – 12: Resource Management – Protecting Your Drinking Water

Grades 9 – 12: Tracking Pollution

Grades 9 – 12: Wastewater Treatment

Grades 9 – 12: Water Careers

Grades 9 – 12: Water Filtration

Grades 9 – 12: What Goes on Down Under?

Grades 9 – 12: What is Groundwater Pollution Doing to the Neighbourhood?

Grades 9 – 12: What’s the Level?


Comics, Colouring & Activity Sheets

Colouring Sheet – Water Journey of Surface Water Source

Colouring Sheet – Water Journey Well Source, Groundwater

Contamination Crossword – Groundwater Foundation

Crossword Puzzle – Value of Water Canada

Groundwater Word Search – Groundwater Foundation

How Much Water Do You Use – Groundwater Foundation

How Much Water? – Matching Game

Ontario E-Zone – Colouring

Ontario E-Zone – Colouring Zone

Ontario E-Zone – Mayas Spot the Differences

Ontario E-Zone – Protecting Our Water Comic

Ontario E-Zone – Save Our Water Comic

Ontario E-Zone – The Planet Needs Our Help Comic

Ontario E-Zone – We Are All Connected to Water Comic

Pipe Dreams Comic – The Adventures of Danny Droplet

Recycle Maze – Groundwater Foundation

There’s No New Water – Groundwater Foundation

Thirstin’s Wacky Water Activity Book – Grades k-3

Water Crossword – Groundwater Foundation

Water Cycle Crossword – Groundwater Foundation

Water Footprint Activity – Educator Resource

Wet Word Search – Groundwater Foundation

Word Search – Value of Water Canada


Children’s Water Festivals

Annual children’s water festivals are held across Ontario. For more information, visit your local group’s website:

Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival

Durham Children’s Watershed Festival

Eastern Ontario Water Festival

Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children’s Water Festival

Halton Children’s Water Festival

Perth Children’s Water Festival

Peterborough Children’s Water Festival

Greater Sudbury Children’s Water Festival

York Children’s Water Festival


Visit our online library’s main webpage to find more resources on topics related to drinking water.