Experiments

Rain Shower in a Cup

Rain Shower in a Cup
Photo by: masamom

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Bring the rainy weather indoors with this fun and educational activity.

Time
15 minutes
Ages
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • Clear cup
  • White shaving cream
  • Blue food coloring
  • Water

Steps

  1. Fill clear cup 3/4 way full of water.
  2. Squirt a small, cloud-sized shape of shaving cream on the top of the water.
  3. Squeeze several drops of blue food coloring into the shaving cream cloud.
  4. Watch as the "rain" (blue food coloring) makes its way through the "cloud" (shaving cream) and starts a rain shower in the cup.
Associated Activity
Read a book about rain before completing this activity.

Developmental skills

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