I love when I can find a fun way to teach our kids a lesson. I was a teacher for many years and it can be a challenge to get the kids involved, but I have found that anything with an experiment will do the trick!
Here is a fun simple lesson to teach your kids how to rain comes from the clouds.
First- introduce some basic concepts:
Clouds, rain, air. Let them go outside & look at these things.
Vase, water, Shaving cream, blue food coloring.
Step 1: Fill an empty jar or vase (clear) 3/4 of the way full with water.
This is the AIR.
Step 2: Add some shaving cream to the top of the jar.
These are the CLOUDS.
Step 3: Time to add some RAIN.
Take blue food coloring and let your children drip it on top of the “clouds” – you don’t need a lot for this to work. Explain that when the water builds up in the clouds, it has to fall down.
Watch as the blue food coloring drips through the shaving cream (give it just a minute)
Step 4: Watch the “rain” go into the “air” – it is now raining!
Step 5: Extension
Follow this up with a little fun and let your kids spray the shaving cream on an empty counter-top or in a casserole dish (if you want to contain the mess).
Let them draw their names or a fun picture in it. This is easy to clean up and a great activity for your little ones!
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Kathy Moody says
Oh, how fun!! I love this idea. I can’t wait to do this in my classroom next week when we study the weather. YAY! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂
Susie @Bowdabra says
Shaving cream is so fun for kids! So many possibilities!
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