Weather week at Mimi's Summer Day Camp! We're starting out by making a "cloud" out of Ivory soap. Have you ever seen this done? I hadn't, but we followed the directions online and it worked beautifully! I read that it has to be Ivory soap, so no substitutions.
The minute we put it in and turned on the microwave oven, the cloud started to form. Very neat!
Watching our cloud form....
Next we made some sensory weather bottles for various types of weather - sunny, snowy, windy, cloudy, and rainy. We followed the directions and added glycerin to the water to help slow the fall of our little additions, but it didn't seem to help much. This was fun, probably a bit more for Joss, as it was probably too easy for KT. She was a good sport though, and joined in. Anytime there's glitter involved, she likes it!
Time for our weekly visit to the library -- we found lots of books about weather to bring home!
After lunch we had a little free time and the girls made snowflakes out of pipe cleaners. I helped Joss with her's, but KT made her own--it was pretty kookie!
Our afternoon project was making a thunderstorm in a bottle! Oh my, this one was fascinating! If you try it, be prepared for a lot of ooohhhs and aaaahhhh! It takes glow in the dark paint, a dropper and a black light flashlight, along with shaving cream.
This really looks like a thunderstorm in the dark!
As the neon paint drips through the shaving cream, it creates such a pretty storm as it falls. Just beautiful! As a bonus, the girls got to see how a cloud will saturate and fill with moisture until a certain point that it starts to "rain."
Finally we had a good swim!