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Toddler - Gardens: Raindrops

Children will discover how raindrops are formed and explore ways to learn about

3 states of water: liquid, solid, and gas.

Spanish Conversation

Las gotas de lluvia caen. Raindrops fall.


El vapor subre a las nubes. Water vapor rises to the clouds.

Vocabulary:

sol (sun)  lluvia (rain)  nube (cloud)  vapor (vapor)  gota (drop)

Math

- Patterning: Create simple AB patterns using cloud / raindrop.
 

- Counting drops: Color water with blue food coloring. Then, using a dropper count drops of water that fall. 

Science, Sensory, Art

- Discuss the cycle of rain.
- Experiment with 3 states of water (liquid, solid and gas)
-Demonstrate how water evaporates by leaving a glass with small amount of water, or a wet object in the sun.
- Play with water using a sink, colander and water dropper.
- Paint using spray bottles filled with colored water.
  - Paint using the dropper and different colored water paints.
- Create clouds using cotton. 

Fine / Gross Motor

- Paint using sponges
- Fingertip painting
- Using a dropper, squeeze to absorb water and then release the water.
- Use crayons to color in the outline of a raindrop. 

Songs

Check out our Downloads & Music page for fun songs & videos!

There are 3 Spanish versions of the Itsy Bitsy Spider. We’ve added all three to our list so you can decide which one is your favorite!

La Arana Pequeñita

https://youtu.be/rriKUtqPJmM
La arana pequeñita subió, subió, subió. Vino la lluvia y se la llevó.

Salió el sol y todo lo secó.

Y la araña pequeñita subió, subió, subió.
 

Spanish Version 2: https://youtu.be/E8gpJpFlTLM
Spanish Version 3: https://youtu.be/ldT5L9YDh8E

Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy bitsy spider

Climbed up the waterspout;

Down came the rain

And washed the spider out;

Out came the sun

And dried up all the rain;

And the itsy bitsy spider

Climbed up the spout again.