It has been SO dry for SO long in WI that when the rain shower started you would have thought there was candy falling from the sky my kids were so excited. We celebrated the rain!
Of course we looked for, found and jumped in lots of puddles! But the girls also discovered that along the curb there are "little rivers" and they had a blast following the rivers to see where the water would go. (With slightly older kids this could lead to great conversations about how water flows down, what else might be flowing in that drain and where the water in the drain ulitmately goes.) We walked down to our neighborhood creek to see how much bigger it was with all the rain and to throw things in the water. Unlike normal you could actually see some current in the little stream so the girls had a lot of fun throwing things in on one side of the bridge and then watching them float out the tunnel on the other side. Great floating v. sinking lessons! (Speaking of that, I have been meaning to link up this great post from my sister with an awesome float or sink experiment that they did, oh and check out the SUPER adorable photos she got of my kiddos last week. Just love have a professional photographer in the family!)
Next time it rains at your house be sure to encourage your kids to enjoy the rain, love the rain and even go out and have fun in the rain!!