Download these free resources for use with kids of all ages. Keep the faucet of knowledge flowing!
Share Your Experience – Did you participate in one of the family activities below? Share a picture on our Facebook page to share your progress with us!
Explore more than 30 short videos about water topics produced by Boise WaterShed staff on our YouTube channel.
Learn about Boise River water quality through informative videos and worksheets for grades 5 – 8. Meet different community organizations that help protect and monitor our Boise River, learn about some of the things people test for in the river to determine the health, view and analyze data collected on the river, and help us answer the question: is the Boise River healthy? Find videos and worksheets here.
Winter Break At-Home Science Activities
Join us for fun and informative activities, demonstrations or experiments to learn more about water or our environment and how you can protect it! Below are a few highlights, but more can be found on our YouTube channel.
- Become an Engineer at home!
WaterShed Kids: Life Cycle of Trash
- Do you know the life cycle of your trash? Join Aimee Hughes, Water Education Coordinator with the Boise WaterShed, as she demonstrates how long it takes your trash to decompose.
Download your Life Cycle of Trash worksheet HERE
- WaterShed Kids : Catching Macroinvertebrates in the Boise River
- Download the Macroinvertibrates worksheet HERE
- WaterShed Kids: Eddy Trout Exploration Activity
- WaterShed Kids: Scat Matching Game
- View past videos
S.T.R.E.A.M. Story Time
Join us for S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, & math) story time! Each story time includes reading a book and a demonstration, art project, craft or activity that aligns with the theme of the story. Free downloadable PDFs of the activities are available to print and complete at home. Below are a few highlights, but more can be found on our YouTube channel.
Activities, Crafts and Overviews
- Boise WaterShed Bingo (PDF)
- Boise WaterShed Word Search (PDF)
- Eddy Trout Coloring Page (PDF)
- Water Cycle Wheel Craft (PDF)
- Water Renewal Process Overview (PDF)
Hyatt Wetlands Resources
Explore the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve located at 5301 N. Maple Grove Road, Boise with these resources.
Project WET Interactive Learning Website
From our partners at Project WET, explore the free site DiscoverWater.org for a self-directed educational resource about different water topics for children ages 7-12. Play games to learn about the water cycle, the food we eat, the weather and more!
More free activities from our city partners can be found at Be Well Boise.