It’s raining! It’s pouring! Your kids will love this fun science experiment where they get to watch colorful water drip through billowy shaving cream clouds. This fun, hands-on activity can be mostly performed by your preschooler with minimal help from an adult.
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Make It Rain!
Materials for the Rainbow Raincloud:
- 6 bowls
- food coloring
- dropper (an old medicine dropper works great)
- shaving cream
- clear medium-sized bowl
Step 1 In 6 small bowls, mix water with each of the colors of the rainbow. You may need to do a little experimenting to determine how much coloring is needed to get the shade you’re after.
Step 2 Fill the medium-sized clear bowl halfway with water.
Step 3 Use the shaving cream to fill the top half of the clear bowl to create clouds!
Step 4 Fill the dropper with colored water of your preschooler’s choice. Using the questions below, ask them to predict what will happen once the color is added to the clouds and water.
Step 5 Try it out! Your preschooler can mix and match different colors and test out dropping them throughout the cloud.
Questions to Ask Your Preschooler While Experimenting With Your Rainbow Raincloud
- What will happen when you put the shaving cream on the water?
- What will happen when we add the colored water to the raincloud?
- What happens when you push the dropper further into the cloud?
- What happens when we add different colors at the same time?
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