Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Rain on the housetop.
Rain on the trees.
Rain on my umbrella,
but not on me!


Are you having MAY SHOWERS?  Here's a simple song and experiment that families can enjoy.

The Water Cycle (Tune: “My Darlin’ Clementine”) 
Evaporation (Push palms up.) 
Condensation (Hands together in air.) 
Precipitation all around (Wiggle fingers down.) 
Accumulation (Sweep arms in circle.) 
Evaporation (Push palms up.) 
The water cycle goes 
Round and round (Make circles with arms.) 


Rain Bracelet 
Children will be able to retell the water cycle with this bead bracelet. Have them string on the following beads as they repeat the water cycle: 
Evaporation - clear bead 
Condensation - white bead 
Precipitation - blue bead 
Accumulation - brown bead 
Evaporation – yellow bead (sun) to evaporate the water

Rain in a Jar Experiment 
This is such an easy experiment that will amaze your children. Fill a large glass jar with very hot water. Set a pie pan full of ice cubes on top of the mouth of the jar and observe what happens. Encourage children to discuss and draw their observations.