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Rain Clouds in a Jar Weather Activities with FREE Worksheet

Make learning about clouds for kids FUN with these engaging cloud activities. We have several weather activities for spring including rain cloud in a jar, cotton ball types of cloud activity with cloud printables, and free printable cloud in a jar experiment worksheet. Use the cloud in a jar experiment with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Whether you do all the cloud lesson or just the hugely popular rain experiment Рthis is sure to be a fun spring activity for kids!

Clouds for kids

Here is first week in our science weather unit using these  free  Weather Worksheets and activities. For this clouds for kids lesson students will have a chance to try some cloud science, cloud workseets, and cloud activities to make learning fun. Start out with the always popular cloud in a jar. In this super easy shaving cream rain clouds activity children will see how saturation of evaporated rain leads to rain with a colorful visual kids will always remember.

Cloud in a jar experiment worksheet

Make sure to go grab it to get weather worksheets ‚Äď complete with activities, experiments, and more.¬†Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The printable clouds and cloud in a jar experiment worksheet pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Cloud in a Jar

Cloud in a Jar

Have you tried the Rain Cloud Experiment? This simple, fun weather activity for kids is a great way to help kids understand what clouds and rain have to do with each other.  Basically you fill your glass 3/4 of the way up with water. Now fill the remaining area with white shaving cream. Use an eye dopper to add several drops of food coloring to the top of the shaving cream cloud.

Supplies:

  • clear glass
  • water
  • shaving cream
  • food coloring

Cloud in a jar experiment

Cloud activity

When the cloud gets too heavy (saturated with liquid), the drops fall through the cloud as rain! Tell kids that when water droplets gget too heavy in the sky, gravity pulls them down from the clouds as rain. This simple rain experiment is an easy way to demonstrate.

Shaving cream rain clouds

Cloud activities for preschoolers

Then to illustrate how clouds hold moisture the kids put about 20 drops of food coloring in the ‚Äúcloud‚ÄĚ It took about 7 minutes for my son’s cloud to become heavy enough that it began to rain ‚Äď you can see the colored rain. My daughter‚Äôs cloud went faster. We hypothesized it was becasuse either her shaving cream cloud layer was smaller (so it would become saturated quicker) or that she ended up putting more moisture (food coloring) in the top. It was fun to see the differences nd watch it rain while the clouds remaided fluffy and white.

Rain in a jar experiment

Rain cloud in a jar experiment lesson plan

This is really a very quick and easy weather experiment that is simple to set-up, produces a pretty WOW effect kids will remember, and is a great demonstration of why it rains for kids.

cloud in a jar experiment worksheet

Rain cloud in a jar experiment worksheet

Plus don’t miss grabbing the rain cloud in a jar experiment worksheet¬†to help kids record their findings.

make a cloud in a bottle science experiment

Cloud activities

We did an experiment to create clouds in a bottle! If you look closely you can see a vertical wispy cloud! Isn’t that cool?! Instruction are in the FREE Weather Pack.

cloud worksheets graphing clouds

Cloud activities for kids

We observed clouds for a couple weeks and made a graph. The no cloud days definitely ‚Äúwon‚ÄĚ.¬† We did some fun, preschool type worksheets. One of our favorites is the Roll & Add Cloud worksheets. They loved putting their colorful magnets on top of the numbers on rainbow the dice rolled add up to.

Weather Unit - Clouds for Kids

Preschool cloud activities

We also made cloud art using the classic ‚Äď cotton ball cloud! It may be old, but it is still just as fun for kids today =)
Weather Unit - Clouds for Kids

Clouds activities for preschoolers

I don‚Äôt know about you, but it is pretty much a given that if we are going to study clouds we won‚Äôt have any! (You saw our chart above, right?!) Because I know that is how things go, I started taking pictures of clouds before hand. I put the¬†cloud printables in sheet protectors and then let the kids draw to make the clouds come alive. This was the indoor way to lay on the grass, look up at the clouds, and see things in them ‚Äď the way I had planned it! But it worked pretty well. The kids had SO much fun!

We read some good books on clouds and weather (see below for titles).

  air-presssure-science-projects-for-kids We made a Lego Water Cycle to help kids visualize what we learned. We’ve made other water cycle crafts and my kids all loved them, but turning it into a lego activity for kids may have taken the cake! You've got to try this water cycle model that is fun AND educational too! This is a fun water cycle project for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. Make learning about clouds for kids FUN with these engaging cloud activities. As children learn all about clouds for kids they will try the rain cloud experiment, cotton ball cloud activity for kids, grab the cloud printables, and make a cloud in a bottle. Use the cloud in a jar experiment with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Whether you do all the cloud lesson or just the hugely popular rain experiment - this is sure to be a fun spring activity for kids! Homemade-Weather-Vane-and-Compass-Activity

Weather Activities

If you are ready to learn about the types of clouds, we have lots of fun cloud activities and cloud worksheets to add to your weather unit! Simply print the free cloud printables and you are ready to learn about, review, and make a cloud craft by making clouds with cotton balls. Get ready to play and learn wih these cloud activities for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade, and grade 4 students. Are you studying about weather for kids? This simple, but memorable weather science experiments will help kids understand that clouds behave like water since a cloud is made mostly of water. This easy weather science experiments is perfect for pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders too. All you need are a few simple materials for this cloud experiment. Simple and FUN water cycle in a bag project helps kids visualize this weather phenomena with a hands-on weather activity! This Water Cycle Book is a great way to work on reading and fine motor skills while learning about the water cycle for kids. Use this free water cycle printables as part of a water cycle study, study of life cycles in science, summer learning, or extra practice. This set includes a water cycle explanantion for kids from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Simply print water cycle for kindergarten pdf file and get ready to play and learn as part of a fun science or weather study.

Weather Science

Learn all about weather with this fun week-long Weather theme! Your kids will enjoy learning about weather for kids with these weather activities. These weather activities for kids are fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. We've included weather printables, hands-on weather experiments for kids, cute weather crafts, and so much more! growing a rainbow capillary action experiment bubble-wrap-rain-craft-for-spring two simple water cycle activities to help you teach about water cycle for kids. These science projects help you teach your littles all about the water cycle on the earth. Start with the water cycle experiment which provides a great way to see how water turns to gas and back into a liquid again. Then try our water cycle craft to help kids to reinforce the water life cycle. These are both fun ways to learn about the water cycle for kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade science. 

Weather Theme

Make teaching kids about weather fun and EASY with this free weather unit. These Weather Worksheets help kids explore a variety of weather topics as well as some weather themed worksheet for early math and literacy too. Use these free weather printables as preschool, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and kindergarten weather worksheets. Simply print pdf file with weather worksheets for kids and you are ready to learn! Help kids understand the four seasons and how they relate to the months of the year with this super clever, free 4 seasons printables. This seasons printable is a fun, hands on way for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade studets to learn what months are in fall, winter, spring, and summer. This seasons for kids activities make learning FUN! Simply print seasons worksheets for kindergarten pdf file with the seasons worksheet to color, cut and affix to learn the seasons of the year. Kids will enjoy learning more about the water cycle with these Water Cycle Worksheets. These water cycle printable pages include a water cycle diagram worksheet, pages to label, coloring pages, and more! Use these free science worksheets with kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  Simply print water cycle worksheet pdf and you are ready to play and learn about the water cycle for kids. If you are teaching children about weather and clouds for kids, you will love this free printable cloud book for students to learn about the different types of clouds for kids. Simply print the kids clouds and you are ready to read, color and learn about different kinds of clouds. This what are the types of clouds reader is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

Weather Printables

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! bleeding tissue paper fireworks craft Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply print free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. EPIC Bubble Painting - kids of all ages will love this fun summer art project where they will make a bubble craft by blowing bubbles. Recipe included for this fun to make, easy, summer activity for kids!

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever!  EASY Stained Glass Craft for Kids - this fun art project is great for kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, elementary age age and families to make to bright their front door or a window up with a spring craft for kids. You will love this art project

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Learn about clouds for kids with this FUN unit with cloud activities, rain in a jar experient, cloud in a bottle, worksheets, & more spring weather science!

Rain cloud experiment worksheet

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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