Rain, Rain, Go Away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again some other day
We want to go outside and play
Come again some other day
5 Little Raindrops
One little raindrop in the dark, dark sky.
Two little raindrops, watch the clouds roll by.
Three little raindrops go splat, splat, splat!
Four little raindrops, we'll need boots for that!
Five little raindrops and still no sun?
That's too much for us, we better run!
(This is a great fingerplay song that the children will definitely try to repeat every time it's raining!)
Here is a large motor game that can be played inside or outside! The children will be asking to play it again and again! You can write sight words, number, or letters on the "puddles" to make it an all around learning experience.
I've played it multiple times and the children love it! It's a great movement game if it's raining outside to burn off some of that energy safely inside! I've used it with older children for learning their upper and lowercase letters and younger children just to practice jumping.
Use blue construction paper and cut it into "puddles"
Tape them to the floor (close enough for children to jump from one to another)
Have the children jump from one puddle to another
**You can laminate them to save them for later or cover them on the floor with clear contact paper.*
blue construction paper
Rain Stick Craft
plastic bottle with a lid (a skinny and tall one works best)
lots of toothpicks or wooden skewers
small grains (quinoa, barley, rice, etc.)
hot glue gun with glue sticks
Author: Amy Gibson
Illustrator: Steve Bjorkman
(The children in my classroom loved the book so much I had it memorized after a week of introducing it to them!)
Let It Rain
Author: Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Illustrator: Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(This is a really great book to read before trying out the Puddle Jumping Game!)
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Duck Race Sensory Play
Five Little Ducks Finger Play
Flower Sensory Board
Garden Sensory Bin
Light Table Mandela Flowers
Five Little Speckled Frogs
Frog and Toad: Different and Alike
Frog Jump Measurement
Jell-O Frog Eyes
Lily Pad Painting
Lost Button Activity
Pond Sensory Bin
“Pond Water” Sensory Bottle
Branching Out: Collaborative Art
Nature Sensory Bag
Nature Sensory Board
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Pine Needle Painting
Recycled Outdoor Music Area
End of the Rainbow Treasure Hunt
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Lucky Day Sensory Bin
St. Patrick’s Sensory Bottle
St. Patty’s Jell-O Sensory Bin
Straw Stamped Shamrocks
Lego Stamped Corn
Peas and Carrots Sensory Bin
Shape Sensory Bag
Sight Word Hunt: Corn Sensory Bin
Sink or Float Vegetables
Sprouting Indian Corn