Classic science with a rain cloud Spring science activity! Explore weather science by making your own rain cloud. Perfect for Spring weather theme or home science activity, making a rain cloud is a great simple science idea for young kids.
Make a Rain Cloud Spring Science Weather Activity
Try this quick and fun rain cloud for easy weather science this Spring! We loved trying this a couple years ago, so I thought now would be a great time to make a new rain cloud and see what he knows about weather science! This rain cloud activity is also a hit because it has one great sensory play material involved, shaving cream! Explore weather science with our Spring rain cloud.
Rain Cloud Spring Science
To make this easy rain cloud activity, all you need is some sort of vase or even a mason jar filled with water. Grab a can of cheap shaving cream, an eye dropper, liquid food coloring, and an extra bowl to mix the colored rain water.
What is a rain cloud? Clouds are formed by invisible water vapors which turn into the more visible rain droplets we are familiar with in the sky. Warm air can hold more water and when it cools it condenses into liquid. The rain cloud becomes heavy and it rains!
Squirt a nice fluffy, puffy shaving cream rain cloud on top of the water in your vase or jar. We made a huge rain cloud.
Mix up a bowl of blue tinted water. I heavily tinted it blue so we could see our rain cloud in action. Choose whatever colors you want to try for your cloud. Use the eye dropper to squeeze that water into the shaving cream cloud. In the above picture you can see the bottom of the cloud is quite full of our rain.
Keep adding rain water to your cloud and watch the storm take shape!
It’s pretty cool weather science for Spring and a great way to show how clouds hold water until they can no longer hold it and then it rains! There’s a lot to learn about water vapor in relation to clouds that we aren’t ready for just yet. Here are even more rainy day activities to do with your kids!
Rain Cloud Spring Science Playful Learning!