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If you are looking for a simple and easy science activity to do on this rainy day - look no further!

Recently, our FIT4MOM community had some fun with a few ingredients and some blue food coloring. The kids LOVED it and its simple to duplicate at home also.

Supplies needed:

A small cup (or more depending on how many kids)

Shaving cream (foam, not gel)

Gel food coloring or water color paint

Small droppers or a spoon

How to:

  1. In a small cup, mix the food coloring with some water.
  2. Fill the large jar with water until it is about 3/4 full.
  3. Place the jar and the cups of colored water on the table. Place a pipette in each cup of colored water.
  4. Right before the kids are ready to do the experiment, spray a bunch of shaving cream in the jar until it is just a small bit above the top of the jar.

Ask your little ones to pick up some colored water with a dropper (or spoon) and squirt it (or drizzle) on top of the shaving cream cloud. Repeat this step one or two more times, paying attention to what happens below the cloud!

Fun talking points:

The shaving cream at the top of the cup represents the clouds and the water below represents the air. The colored water of course is the rain. As the colored water saturates the “cloud”, it gets so heavy that it can no longer hold the water, so it “rains” down into the cup – through the “air.” It is just like real rain falls through the air.

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