Super simple rain activities!
Making rain through crafting. We started by watching the rain hitting different surfaces outside, our sidewalk, driveway and deck. We watched the marks that the rain drops made. Then I asked Sam if she would like to make some rain drop art of her own! You will need...
Making rain through music!
You don't need anything for this one except yourself, a child or group of kids. Talk about how rain can start out slow with just a few drops and then it can get faster and louder as the storm builds.
- Have kids hold up two fingers on each hand and then pat those sets of fingers together. Hold their fingers up to their ears as they pay so they can hear the quiet sound of slow rain drops.
- Then have them use all four fingers and make the same patting motion.
- Have them do full hand clapping to make the rain even louder.
- Then tell them that the storm has gotten even bigger with pouring rain and thunder. Have them stomp their feet while they clap their hands!
This sequence can then go back down the other way so that the storm can slow down and stop.
I have done this activity with Sam and Avery and a group of preschoolers, it is always a hit.
The Nitty Gritty!
For books to go along with these activities on rains and storms check out the Must See Children's Books page on the sidebar.