63. Rain Clouds

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A rainy day kept us in the house, so we had the perfect excuse to make the rain clouds from this site.  Shaving cream has always been a favorite for sensory play and art for us.  This activity kept a two-, three-, four-, and five-year-old occupied for at least an hour as they dropped colored water onto shaving cream clouds and watched the rain fall below.  It was lovely to see how excited they were about their rain storms (and tornados) and clouds growing darker.  They turned the surface peaks of the shaving cream into volcanoes with red and green lava.  The project didn’t work out quite the same for the two seven-year-old boys, as they quickly moved from the original goal to typical little boy jokes involving yellow food coloring…


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