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What color is the rain?

ask the children that question and we talk about the color of the water from rain, faucets, and our water table (we use tub tints).



  • Dilute paint (you want it to be very watery- so it will come out of squirt or spray bottles) Use a lot of colors!
  • Pour into squirt bottles ( or spray bottles)
  • Take a large white sheet drape over a fence
  • Squirt diluted paint at the sheet. Best if one child at a time squirts paint.
  • talk about the resulting colors
  • Ask whether or not they still believe the rain is the color they first thought.
  • Put the sheet in the dryer to set the color


** If it has rained or is going to set out a jar to collect it and compare it to the rain the children made.

** It's a lot of fun and can be very messy!

**Use it as a tent and picnic blanket.


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