Reading Guide: Vapor and Rain

Rain isn't something to dread. It's God's shower of blessing that helps the earth produce what we need to eat and grow. Our Vapor & Rain Compass Box equips children to make connections between the various states and stages in the water cycle and enjoy the story of Noah again through this lens.

Along with each Compass Box comes a list of hand-picked books that bring the topic studies to life in a way that allows little ones to see God at work in the world around them. Here are a few of our favorites to accompany the April 2022 Compass Box.

Favorite Water Cycle Books for Preschoolers

Little Raindrop
What Makes It Rain?
Katie Daynes


Inquisitive little learners wondering where rain comes from will love Little Raindrop. It's a story of adventure that follows a raindrop on an exciting journey from the sky through the earth and back again. 

What Makes It Rain? is an interactive lift-the-flap book that answers all the questions about the water cycle and weather. 

Noah's Ark: Best Water Cycle Story

As the Living Word of God, the Bible is teeming with captivating stories about all aspects of creation. In Genesis 6-9, we find the story of Noah's ark -- God's ultimate lesson on the water cycle. Listen again with fresh perspective and identify each element of the water cycle in the story. The app by Faith Comes by Hearing is our favorite for dramatized narration, offering multiple languages and translations. Available on iOS and Android devices as well as online listening.

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