Here is sunny southern California we are having a really warm winter. Of course, we appreciate the warmth (I know some of you are very, very cold right now) but I would really love to have some rainy day fun. I’ve been stockpiling ideas for when we do get a little rain and have enjoyed looking back over some of the rain play we’ve done in the past. I can’t believe how little my M and M were back then, it just doesn’t seem like it was that long ago. Are you in enjoying some rain? We loved this rainy day experiment!
This rainy day fun post originally appeared on March 3, 2011.
Rainy Day Fun: Science Experiment
what you need: rain, something fabric, something metal, something plastic, something paper, something wood, something cardboard.
We used cotton fabric, a metal bowl, a plastic toy, a paper towel, a stick, and cardboard. You can collect all of the objects yourself or have the kids help you pick them out.
We talked about what the kids thought might happen to the objects when they sat in the rain. M and M put them in the rain.
We waited. . .and yes all of Little M’s clothes are backward. That’s just how she likes it.
The kids got a little wet, not too bad though!
We talked about the objects. Did they look any different? Did the kids think the rain had affected the materials in any way?
We touched, pulled and then discussed our findings.
To expand on this rainy day activity, have the kids sit on the porch and write out their findings. Were their predictions correct on any off the materials? Did any of the materials react to the rain in the same way? Does the length of time in the rain change the outcome?
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