Walking in the Rain…

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By Sara Reichstadt, Education Coordinator, Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers

If a spring shower comes your way, grab those rain boots and head outside with your little one! Drop rocks, leaves, and sticks in puddles. What floats? Look closely at the puddle’s surface. Can you see your reflection? How do raindrops look in the puddle? Can you hear the rain hitting the ground? Are the birds singing? You might notice different smells too. Do you smell mud? Grass? The street?

Keep an eye out for animals in the rain. You might see a squirrel with his tail on his back, trying to stay dry. If you are lucky enough to find earthworms, take a minute to watch how they move. Where is their head? Are they as long as your hand? Your boot? Watch the puddles for splashing birds. Follow their lead jump—in and enjoy!

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Rainy Day Home Activity:
http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2012/09/monster-puddles-on-rainy-day.html

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