3.22.2012

"Rainy Day" Craft!

We are learning all about Spring Weather this week, things like wind, rain, and mud...the kids are loving it so far! :)

Yesterday we learned all about rain, and did a really fun activity the kids totally loved. Well...until we were done, and then we had 3 simultaneous melt-downs and tantrums. Must have been a great activity, right?!



To get started, we all drew pictures of an outdoor scene. We pressed down extra hard with the crayons so the colors would show well.



Once we had our beautiful landscapes finished, I filled up 3 spray bottles with water and one drop of blue food coloring. This was "The Rain" for our pictures :)
Then we headed outside!!
I strung a piece of ribbon between 2 patio chairs and used clothespins to hang up each of the pictures.
Then the fun began!!
The kids each grabbed their spray bottle and let it "rain" like crazy on their pictures.

Some of the kids liked to stand up close...
Some of them liked to stand back far and see if they could still spray their picture.
It was so fun after to see how the pictures looked smeared, just like when you look out a window during a rainstorm! The kids had a blast, and I think we may be doing this again several times this week ;)
What does this picture have to do with anything you may ask?


Nothing.


I just think thats a pretty darn cute baby :)


Have a fantastic day everyone!!

7 comments:

Lindsay

LOVE this idea! Super, super cute! You are the cutest mom, really!

Tutus & Tea Parties

So fun! I would love for you to link up and share:

Link Party: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-31.html

Outdoor play party: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/p/come-play-outside.html

Michelle Paige

Anything that requires a squirt bottle is a fun activity! Love your pictures!

Heather's Heart

This is such a fun idea!

I am your newest follower and would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance. =)

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Jamy

Cute idea! Your kids are so stinking cute!!!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com

Tonii you come up with the best ideas! This is super cute!

Make sure you link this up today :)

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

Soooo fun!! With this weather we've been having lately, this activity is PERFECT!