I wrote this rap for my pupils at school when we were doing a topic about weather. I was teaching them how the water cycle worked. We made percussion instruments and created a dance to these words. We then performed it for parents. The children certainly knew about the water cycle by the time we had finished.

Fog and ice, snow and rain,
What comes down goes up again.
Thunder, lightning, sunshine, hail.
Gusting winds blow up a gale.
Thick black clouds grow up above
Torrential rain has caused a flood.
Sunshine peeping out once more
Evaporates the water store.
Gaily dancing snowflakes fall,
Building drifts against the wall.
Sunshine peeping from the sky
Evaporates the snow up high.
Hailstones big as footballs pounce,
Like stones upon the ground they bounce
Sunshine sees them lying there
Evaporates them into air.
Snow and hail, rain and sleet
Precipitation’s quite a feat
Sunshine’s ever glowing rays
Complete the water cycle maze.

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  • CHAN LEE PENG on Mar 29, 2009

    I like this poem. It’s very educational. It’s simple to understand and it’s important for school children.

  • Mr Ghaz on Mar 29, 2009

    Great article. Lovely piece snd nice words too..Well done n thnx for sharing

  • miraj on Mar 29, 2009

    oh I enjoyed this very much,very interactive,a great way to learn the lessons for children.awesome concept.you are really gifted.

    my deepest respect and gratitude,Christine

    Walk in beauty change the world.

  • monica55 on Mar 29, 2009

    Absolutely beautiful Christine, and a very effective way of teaching young ones the more difficult subject to understand. Well done.

  • angelonearth2001 on Mar 29, 2009

    Christine you have such a way to amaze me, very beautiful, you are a women of many talents, and you are a good educator too..they must had a great time the children around you…….. Tks so much

  • clay hurtubise on Mar 29, 2009

    WOW! Wish I had you as a teacher!! Great method to get kids to learn, bravo!

  • MrZebra84 on Mar 29, 2009

    You must have been a totally awesome teacher :) I’m actually going to school to be an english teacher, and I hope I can incorporate poetry into my lessons like you have. Very cute poem!

  • revivor on Mar 29, 2009

    nice rap!!
    I can almost imagine you singing it
    thanks – revivor

  • Gone. on Mar 29, 2009

    A really entertaining and lively piece! Easy way for kids to learn and remember but as a lively song. Great read, my friend!

  • Alina Beck on Mar 29, 2009

    Love it!

  • Morgana on Mar 29, 2009

    Cute and fun way to learn :) I bet the children enjoyed it very much.

  • Joie Schmidt on Mar 29, 2009

    It’s fun tools like these that make learning effective and enjoyable – good work!



    -Liane Schmidt.

  • payge on Mar 29, 2009

    Very good rap that you wrote for the children to learn,that was fun to read.I have a grandchild in kindergarten,they made a rap out of the alphabet.Loved it!

  • Christine Ramsay on Mar 29, 2009

    Thank you so much. The children did enjoy this one and then went on to make up their own raps. They were very good.


  • Glynis Smy on Mar 29, 2009

    Very clever and useful Christine! What fun!

  • lindalulu on Mar 29, 2009

    I bet your students loved it and learned a lot.

  • Poetic Enigma on Mar 29, 2009

    I like this one a lot
    First, its very educational,
    and second its a very enjoyable read.
    This has an amazing flow as well.

  • Elizabeth Abbott on Mar 29, 2009

    You could write a book using this topic and poem. A world of knowledge here! Absolutely enjoyable!

  • Betty Carew on Mar 29, 2009

    What a wonderful way to teach children they were lucky to have you Christine.

  • Mary Patricia Bird on Mar 29, 2009

    How smart of you! Great poem!

  • Judy Sheldon on Mar 29, 2009

    You could sell this to Sesame Street or another educational program and make some money off this. Plus it would benefit the children.

  • Lisa Clayton Williams on Mar 29, 2009

    What a fun way to learn! Great way to teach! Love it!

  • trishia on Mar 29, 2009

    Hi Christine-I’ve missed your wonderful and fun ways of expressions. I’m in total agreement with others on this. It’s a great educational tool. (worth bookmarking).

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Gross on Mar 29, 2009

    Great way to teach! Kids learn so much when they sing. I think that music must create more permanent pathways in the brain or something.

  • Miss Heda on Mar 30, 2009

    once again a wonderful peice of work

  • Unofre Pili on Mar 30, 2009

    You are such a great teacher maam. My deepest respect.

  • kate smedley on Mar 30, 2009

    Christine, that’s brilliant as always, I wish you had been my teacher …!

  • Christine Ramsay on Apr 1, 2009

    Thank you all for your brilliant comments.

  • Celia Heart on Apr 1, 2009

    What a good way to make sure children learn. A very good rap

  • CutestPrincess on Apr 2, 2009

    this is great… i learned a lot from you today!

  • Carina Staples on Apr 5, 2009

    A very clever way to interest children in a topic.

  • Mike on Apr 5, 2009

    I do like this Chris. I must use it at school as we do the Water Cycle.

  • jadeynlee on Apr 6, 2009

    What an inspiring way to teach the children. I bet they loved it.

  • Bullwinkle Muse on Apr 22, 2009

    Ha! Reading this one as a rap was such a treat. Nice work!

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