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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.


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


- 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. 


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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
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:
Spanish Version 3:

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.

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