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Puddle Experiment

Try this puddle experiment with your toddler or preschooler.
puddle experiment
Next time it rains, go outside (after it is done of course) and trace a puddle. Go back outside every 30 minutes to an hour and trace where the outside of the puddle is again. Ask your child, “Why is it getting smaller? How?”
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11 Comments

  • Reply maryanne @ mama smiles

    I love this idea! What a fantastic illustration of evaporation!

    April 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Ticia

    Ooohhhh, how fun! But now I’d have to remember to go out and do that…….

    April 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Esther J Pragasam

    I love this idea! so simple and fun to learn science!

    April 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    I can’t wait for it to rain.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply teacher2mom

    Cute and fun and educational!

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    April 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Sherri

    Love this idea!!! Whoo Hooo!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

    Oooooo The learning opportunities!! LOVE!

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

    April 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Jill @ A Mom With a Lesson Plan

    It is always the simplest things. I can’t wait for rain!

    April 22, 2011 at 2:58 am
  • Reply ~SHANNON~

    That is a truly fabulous idea! What a great way to start talking about science:)

    Thank for the super tip!

    April 24, 2011 at 1:38 am
  • Reply Art For Little Hands

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    April 24, 2011 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Michelle Willow

    This is great idea Nicole! 🙂 And very, very cheap one that toddlers will absolutely love! Haven’t met any who doesn’t like to play with puddles! 😉

    Thank you for adding this to last week’s High paw. I only wish we see you there more often! You share great ideas!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm
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