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Grade 3 - 6 resources

Access our engaging water themed resources to complement your Primary School Curriculum during National Water Week!

Upper primary students will utilise literacy, science and mathematical thinking skills to work through tasks and activities designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about water, and encourage creativity and the use of digital technologies.

We'd love to see what you create and how you get involved in National Water Week. Simply share your completed activities, artworks or experiments, either by scanning or taking a photo, and send to We can’t wait to see your creations!

Theme: Traditional Owners - Connection to Land and Water

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Be creative and write a watery poem using all of your senses (Literacy): Download our ACTIVITY SHEET(3MB) to help you!
  • Learn how to create a Water Warrior Thaumatrope (The Arts): It’s lots of fun, and a creative way to share your Water Warrior messages. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET(2MB).

Theme: Water at Home

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • How much water do I use in a day? Estimation Maths Activity (Numeracy): Use our ACTIVITY SHEET(2MB) to help you estimate how much water you use in a day!
  • Mapping your taps (Numeracy): Explore your house and backyard and be surprised to discover just how many taps you have. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET(3MB).

Theme: Water in the backyard and the environment

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Make tiny twig rafts (Science): Make two teams in your family - each team builds a 'tiny twig raft' using twigs and brown string. Find and visit a local waterway - creek, stream, river or lake, and test your rafts - see which team's raft floats for the longest! Try to add some rocks to the rafts and see if they still float?! Download the ACTIVITY SHEET.
  • Make your own water filter (Science): teacher demonstration: Follow our instructions to make your own simple water filter. Students can draw a simple diagram of the filter. Discuss how lucky we are to have fresh, clean drinking water readily available in our homes and community. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET MAKE YOUR OWN WATER FILTER(2MB)
  • Join dirtgirl from ABC's dirtgirlworld for loads of activities and on-demand videos. Click here to learn about the amazing water cycle, where rain comes from and how to look after and save our precious water.
  • Butterflies and Bees -LIVE Bee and Butterfly encounter. View video here.

Theme: Water For Health

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Make your own cola drink experiment (Science experiment): Film your experiment or write/draw about it. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET.
  • Water Masterchef (Health): Get creative and work together to create delicious and healthy beverages using water and fresh fruits, vegies and herbs. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET(2MB).
  • Water mindfulness colouring (Yoga and Mindfulness): Take some deep breaths, find somewhere relaxing to sit, and use your favourite textas or pencils to complete our mindfulness colouring activity. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET.

Theme: Water in the Community

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Birdlife Australia: Join Dr Holly Parson from Birdlife Australia and explore with the wonderful world of birds. View video here.
  • Our beautiful planet (Science, Literacy, The Arts): Research images of Earth from space and images of the globe. Using the shapes of the continents and the oceans, trace a circle and sketch a view of the Earth showing Australia. Colour the continents green and the oceans blue, and think about how lucky we are to live on this beautiful planet. Around the image of Earth, write a message about how precious our planet is.
  • Become a meteorologist (Science, The Arts, Digital Technologies): Make an iMovie with the weather forecast for each day of the coming week. Look at your local Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) site to help you and make a weather forecast pretending you are the presenter. Try to add in a few funny weather related jokes!
  • Be creative and share Water Warrior messages with your community (Literacy): It’s easy to spread the word, check out our ideas in our ACTIVITY SHEET(3MB).

Theme: Exploring local waterways and parks with your family!

Spend some time over the weekend enjoying your local waterways and natural environment, having fun with water and making some family goals to become more waterwise and sustainable at home!

Enjoy these activities and resources with your friends, family and community.