In the last few months, Dylan’s grown an intense interest in all things weather and space (more on that soon). We’ve had long conversations about how the clouds turn dark and grey from sucking up all the water and then rain comes when they can’t hold that water any longer.
We revisited the rainbow rain clouds experiment (see that one here). But there are only so many times you can pull that one out.
Dylan also loves all water play, so I decided to marry the two with some fun weather art.
The first thing we did was “make it rain” using water colors and a medicine dropper. After taping a palette to the easel, I let her use a dropper to wet the paint and watch them drip out. She noticed on her own how it took more water drops to make the lighter colors like yellow show up vs. the darker ones like blue.
After we made rain, we experimented with wind. A simple paint and straw game. Our paint was a little thick, even with us blowing together it wasn’t having the desired effect. We added water and that helped spread it better, which made it look a little more like muddy puddles.
Of course, any good three-year-old knows ideas you have muddy puddles there is only one thing you can do. Grab your Peppa Pig figurines and go to town!