Today we’re pairing up Jim Arnosky’s Rabbits and Raindrops with a fun and easy rain science activity.
- 1 clear glass/plastic jar
- Shaving cream
- Food color drops
- All-purpose tray
We headed to the kitchen with an all-purpose tray to conduct our simple science experiment.
Instruct your student to fill the jar with water. Pouring water is a great skill building activity for kids. You can pre-measure the water for younger students or instruct your older student(s) to fill the jar half-way.
Fill the remaining part of the jar and above with shaving cream (resembling a cloud). Add several drops of food coloring to the top.
Instruct your students to simply observe what happens.
Their reaction to this simple experiment is priceless! I just LOVE his little face during this experiment.
The Science BEHIND the Experiment:
The explanation of the science behind the experiment depends on the age and interest of your student(s).
For my toddler, I explained that it begins to rain as the cloud fills up and becomes heavy with water droplets. If the opportunity arises, check out a rain science book from the library! Here’s a few of our favorites: