This might not be the prettiest activity, but it’s totally fun! When your sidewalk chalk gets left out in the rain, you can use it to draw on windows. If you know it’s going to rain, leave a piece of chalk out on purpose! It’s a great rainy day activity!
You can also have your kiddo dip dry chalk into water, instead of waiting for rain. Between the dipping and the drawing, it should keep them busy for a while!
-Talk with your kid about how water changes the chalk. Compare and contrast a dry piece of chalk with a wet piece.
– Use this activity to practice drawing shapes, writing letters and writing numbers
Another super simple project! Have your kiddo paint with watercolor on watercolor paper. The more evenly it’s painted, the better it will work.
Then take your painting out into the rain and lay it flat (on something dry, so that it doesn’t soak up water from underneath) for a little while. The rain will create a painting of it’s own!
You can experiment with this project– leave it in the rain for longer or shorter lengths of time, let it dry first before taking it out into the rain, or let the rain fall on it while it’s still wet. Try mixing colors.
If it’s not raining out, you can have your kiddo make rain by dripping drops of water onto the paint.
Helpful hint: After your rain painting has dried, lay it under something heavy, like a big book, so that the paper will flatten out.
-Matte a rain painting and give it as a gift
–Make a matte out of the rain painting (cut a rectangle slightly smaller than a photo out of the center of the painting). If you make it the right size, it will fit into a frame.
-Cut shapes out to make into cards for people
–Cut letters, numbers or shapes out to use as learning tools (you can use them like flash cards or put the on the wall for recognition skills)