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Rain, Rain, Go Away
April showers bring May flowers. Bring this concept to life with these fun activities.
Firsst mix a little white glue and blue liquid watercolor. Have the kids use droppers or pipettes to place drops of rain across the top of their paper, then hold the paper up to make the rain flow down the page. Add cotton ball clouds while the glue is still wet.
Another fun activity for a rainy day is to open an umbrella, have a few kids get under, have a few others, outside the umbrella, use spray bottles with water to make it rain. Don’t let them get too carried away though, because soon they’ll all be drenched! This is really fun outdoors if you live in a warm climate. Try it with bare feet!
We had a post like this before but learning about how wind affects different materials is important and fun! So here we go again.
March is thought of as the windiest month of the year, at least in the north east. So take advantage as we get a few warmer days here and there and get the kids outside!
These are the materials you’ll need to make a kite.
Oops, you’ll also need two popsicle sticks. To cut out the kite shape use your FREE pattern at Printables!
Use glue to stick on the popsicle sticks, tape for the ribbon and string. Now go fly a kite!
Kites are readily available and fairly cheap in spring time.
These cool bags fill with air as kids run or ride. Get them here.
These Wind Bags are so much fun!
These are the items you need to make a peek-a-boo groundhog.
First you need this free pattern on Printables!
A strong flashlight in a darkened classroom makes for great preschool fun.
Here I draped a large sheet of paper over the back of an adult chair. I tapped pre-cut shapes of people and animals and to craft sticks. I propped a big flashlight on a box and the kids took turns climbing under the chair making shadows.
This time we took our big flashlight to the gym, turned out the lights, turned on lively music, and had fun shadow dancing. i love this picture!
Earth Day Young children might not know the name of our planet or that there are other planets. So teach them! Children are very interested in maps and most 3′s can get the “we are here” concept. Earth Day is April 22nd. Help take care of our home!
Rocketships! Paper towel tubes, construction paper, tacky glue, cone cups, and colored macaroni or buttons. Kids are going to need help with the glueing but these will be so cute when they’re complete.
More Rocketships! These shape rockets start out as name puzzles and quickly become rocketships! Start with construction paper squares programed with each child’s name. Children glue them down in order. Add a triangle to the top and one on either side. A flame of glitter at the base and its Blast off! Oh add some foil stars too!
These Colorations™ Liquid Watercolors are great! We use them, to re-wet stamp pads, we use them with eye droppers, and to give color to shaving cream and other non-food art media. Here’s a few things we made using these watercolors.
Watercolors mixed with vinegar. Pipettes used to drip onto baking soda. – Science (acid base reaction)
Watercolors dripped onto folded paper towels. – Science (absorption)
Watercolor spring flower stamping. – Art
Watercolors dripped into milk, then dish soap added, watch the reaction. – Science (convection reaction)
Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Your support of child-care-information is greatly appreciated.
This great telescope is truly designed just for young children. This is just the right telescope for preschool classrooms. It includes a journal and cool science experiences. This telescope is decorated with moons, stars, and planets. The moon scope, with 18x to 90x magnification, comes with moon filter and tripod. Your kids will love this!