Splish, Splash: Water Stories

H2-Oh! Splish, Splash: Water Stories explores our most precious resource in a fun and educational way! Large hand-puppets are used in the Australian folktale of “Tiddalick the Frog” and the Creek legend “Rabbit Plays Tug-of-War,” which demonstrate that water is important to all cultures. The original shadow puppet piece, “The Adventures of Drip and Drop,” shows the water-cycle from the point of view of the raindrops. As the closing song says, “Everybody needs a little water!” Developed with the help of Project WET, this show is best for ages 4-10.

Curriculum Connections

SS1E2 Explain that scarcity is when unlimited wants are greater than limited resources.

S4E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle. Develop models to illustrate multiple pathways water may take during the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation).
(Clarification statement: Students should understand that the water cycle does not follow a single pathway.)

S1E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns. Ask questions to identify forms of precipitation such as rain, snow, sleet, and hailstones as either solid (ice) or liquid (water).

Note on video: Our only video of this show is of poor quality. The focus is poor and the windows behind the set make it difficult to see the shadow puppet screen, but this excerpt can give an idea of the style of the show. This is the closing song.

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Splish, Splash: Water Stories Classroom Guide