Weather Science for Kids

This week it’s all about Weather and we’re doing the classic rain cloud science experiment, which of course has always been a favorite around here. After all, little kids love STEAM activities including this Weather Science for Kids investigation station. Learn all about clouds while exploring weather with your preschool and kindergarten learners today!

collage of weather science for kids images with text: Rain Cloud Science Experiment for Little KidsI can’t believe how much fun we’ve had this month learning about Weather & Seasons. The little guy and baby girl love science and this wonderful theme was obviously no exception. Keep reading to learn more about today’s Weather Science for Kids investigation station. 

clear glass filled with water and shaving cream
Clouds are droplets of water; when a cloud gets too heavy, it will rain. There are different types of clouds: cirrus are thin and wispy, cumulus are white and puffy (they don’t carry rain) and nimbus clouds are gray and heavy with rain. 

child dripping blue food coloring on clear glass filled with water and shaving cream
A few years ago, when the little guy and I did Weather & Seasons the first time, we shared this really awesome Cloudy Art Invitation to Create Process Art Experience. This time around, we’re focusing on STEAM and Weather Science for Kids with this Heavy Cloud Investigation Station.  

glass filled with water and shaving cream for rain cloud experiment
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child dripping food coloring into glass filled with water and shaving cream
A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.


child exploring rain cloud science experiment

Heavy Clouds Investigation Station

What you’ll need

  • Shaving Cream
  • Bowl
  • Eyedroppers
  • Paint
  • Clipboards

red and blue food coloring being dripped on shaving cream
Here’s how to do it

  • Put shaving cream on top of water in a bowl.
  • Use an eyedropper to drop blue watery paint into the shaving cream.
  • What happens? Draw observations. 

child dripping yellow food coloring on rain cloud in a glass
We decided to use blue food coloring this time around and then daddy walked into the studio and he’s like, “make it rainbow.” The little guy was obviously all about it, so he added some red, yellow, and green food coloring too. 

rain cloud experiment using different colors of food coloring and shaving cream
This was a great activity to learn about weather science for kids as well as exploring cause and effect. What happens when you drop color into the shaving cream “clouds?” They get heavier and eventually it rains.

child dropping red food coloring on rain cloud in a glass
Your kiddos are sure to love this quick and easy science experiment and it’s a lovely way to experience what makes it rain in a fun and hands-on way! 

rain cloud in a glass using red, yellow, green, and blue food coloring, shaving cream, and a glass full of water
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Weather & Seasons theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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