- Guess if objects will float or sink and then try them out in the puddles.
- Float paper boats.
- Use watercolors or chalk paint to paint the driveway or sidewalk. Use the puddles to rinse off the brushes before changing colors.
- Practice the long jump as you jump over puddles.
- Talk about depth and use a ruler to measure how deep each puddle is.
- Puddles are great target practice for pebbles!
- Play a magnetic fishing game. Just tie some yarn with a magnet on the end to a stick. Then, put some magnetic fish in the puddles...try the dollar store or just make your own.
- Use the water to help make a mud pie. I think this is a lost art!
- Use a small cup to scoop up the water from a puddle. Pour the water into a watering can and use it to water house or porch plants.
- Put on your rubber boots and splash!!!
In Ontario, April 27th is National Puddle Day. It is a day set aside to honor those children whose lives are cut short. Everyone is encouraged to wear their rubber boots and jump in puddles. What a great way to remember children!
My neighbor looked at me crazy for allowing my daughter to splash in rain puddles the other day. I really don't know why. I'm sure we all can remember how much fun splashing in puddles was when we were kids!!! I hope you enjoy splashing in puddles this Spring and take the opportunity to make it a Teachable Moment!