I was very excited to share the rain experiment with my preschoolers. I went out and bought a clear container and shaving cream and was ready to make rain!
- Fill the container 3/4 full of water and cover the top with shaving cream.
- Mix food coloring with water and let the shaving cream set for a minute.
- While you wait you can talk about how the shaving cream represents clouds.
- And how clouds hold water until it rains
Then use a eye dropper to add drops of food coloring on top of the cloud
Keep dropping and soon you will see the color start to fall from the shaving cream.
This was not as dramatic as I have seen before. I think partially because we used a light colors. We also didn't wait for the shaving cream to set for a minute. 3 boys are quiet impatient. The color would streak down for a second then pop back up and hug the shaving cream.
The boys didn't seem to care though, they were happy to play with eye droppers and dye the shaving cream.
I would call it a success!