Today the children were exploring rain and the goal was to make a rainy day picture with chalk…

First they were to create a picture with the chalk and then sprinkle some water, like rain, on top of the chalk drawing…

The children were interested in making the rain but they were not grasping how the rain (water) made any difference on the chalk. Part of the reason was because they hadn’t used enough of the chalk to cover the entire paper…

So the children were losing interest quickly until it was suggested that they try dipping their chalk in the water and then drawing with the wet chalk…

After dipping the chalk into the water, the colors on the paper were much more vibrant.  The children noticed an immediate difference and this was now becoming an interesting activity to explore…

The children wanted to try each of the colors and part of the fun was dipping the colored chalk into the water…

So our rainy day pictures actually turned out to be more like “chalk in rain puddle” pictures!

Check out this cloudy day activity!