Preschool Rain Sound
Recycled BottlePreschool Rain Sound Recycled Bottle Craft- A fun easy activity to recycle your old water bottles and bring the relaxing sound of falling rain! This week the Frogs played with the Letter of the Week: Letter R. By now you know I love to use all five scenes when exploring a Letter. As one of our activities the Frogs made their own Rain Sound Bottles using recycled bottles and Rainbow Rice. There is something so calming when you listen to the rain and of course the fun of shaking it loudly for a very stormy rain! The Rain Sound Bottle was very easy to make with things found right at home!
- Recycled Water Bottle
- Hot Glue Gun
- Black Sharpie
First wash and clean your bottle, using a sharpie write your name. Now your ready for the fun, take a walk outside and collect sticks. I did this a day ahead and let them dry out, living in the Northwest the sticks were a little wet. The Frogs simply filled there bottles with sticks then added Rice to the bottle using a funnel. To keep the bottle secure I Hot glued the cap.
I love giving the Frogs choices so they had the option of filling their Bottle with white rice, Rainbow Rice or Rainbow mini Letter Noodles.
Rainbow RiceVery easy to make and so fun to play with. I made one large batch and used it for three different activities! Our Letter of the Week Alphabet Book, Rain Sound Bottle and Sensory Table!
- 4 cups Rice
- 1 Tbs. Vinegar
- food coloring or liquid watercolors
- Gallon Zip Lock Bag
- wax paper
Using a large zip lock bag I added the rice, vinegar and coloring. Then close the bag and mix it making sure to cover the rice. Covering a cookie try with wax paper and pouring the rice out across the paper to dry. Repeat the process for all colors. When dried put back into the zip lock bag for storage.
More Rainbow Fun
Traveling RainbowUsing recycled peach jars I filled them with liquid watercolors in the six rainbow colors. Using folded paper towels we connected them and watched the colors travel up and meet at the top. The Frogs loved it so much we did it many times saving the paper towels to examine as they dried. When we were done with our Rainbow fun we added the lids and placed them in our window to admire when the sun shines through!
Eric Carle Little Cloud Inspired
Art & ActivitiesEric Carle Little Cloud Inspired Art & Activities: Preschool art to accompany Eric Carle's classic Little Cloud. Puffy painted clouds and Weather Binoculars! The Classic Little Cloud tells the story of a little cloud who changes into the shape of things he has seen. My frogs love this story in fact we read it more than once. We also turned off the lights, lying on the floor we imagined what our clouds would look like. Below are some of the fun art and activities we enjoyed!
Puffy Painted Clouds
- Q- Tips
- Shaving Cream
- Construction Paper
Weather BinocularsLittle Cloud Weather Binoculars are a fun way to observe the weather! Due to time I pre made the Binoculars, older children would have no problem making their own. When finished we kept them on our windowsill!
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- glue dots
- cotton balls
- hole puncher, paint brush
More fun Weather Activities
Shamrock Glue & Glitter Window ArtShamrock Glue & Glitter Window Art: Fun easy way to decorate your classroom windows with sparkly Shamrocks! I truly love March full of Rainbows, Green and Gold fun, I sometimes wonder who has more fun. Always looking for new ways of creating fun window art with out using laminated or sticky paper, due to the cost. In my search for an inexpensive clear paper I found myself on the clearance isle of Joann's where I found photo album pages 10 for $2.00.
Let's Make a Window Shamrock!
- Clear paper
- black paint