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We Can Catch Raindrops!


White paper
Tissue paper, assorted colors
Paper clips


1. Tell the children they are going to make raindrop catchers.
2. Give each child one sheet of white paper and one sheet of colored tissue paper the same
size. Have the children place the tissue paper on top of the white paper. Secure it with four
paper clips, one on each side.
3. The next time there is a sprinkle of rain (not a downpour!), have the children take their rain
catchers outside and catch some raindrops on their papers. Only a few raindrops are needed;
papers should not get soaked.
4. Then, lay them out in your room to dry. Remove the clips and tissue paper. Pretty drops of
color should appear on the white paper as the color leaches through.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Outdoors
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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