Jan. 2, 2012 at 11:12am
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
What to do indoors
Start with the sink in your kitchen or bathroom:
- Fill it with an inch of water and a little dish soap. Give your child a sponge to squeeze. The more you squeeze the more bubbles you can make!
- Add a few inches of water and some dry macaroni. Let your child stir their “stew” with a large spoon and make the macaroni swirl in different ways.
- Test various waterproof objects to see if they sink or float.
Start with some carbonated water or other clear bubbly drink:
- Pour the carbonated liquid into a tall clear glass. Let your child drop some raisins into the glass. Observe what happens…they dance up and down! Repeat the experiment with other small objects such as dry beans or pasta.
Or…bundle up, put on your raincoat and go outside!
- Place small plastic containers on the ground to see if you can catch the rain. Watch the raindrops as they hit the water.
- Blow bubbles and see how long they last.
- Use your sidewalk chalk on the wet pavement or porch steps. The chalk will behave very differently, almost like paint!
- Use markers to color on coffee filters. Then take them out in the rain and watch the colors spread.