{Play} Weather Blog Hop | Make Your Own Cloud

March 6, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

I’m thrilled to bring you another great blog hop started by one of my kid blogger buddies.  You’ll find so many weather-related activities, crafts, experiments, and play ideas in the linky at the bottom of this post.

Our activity was a science experiment:

Make Your Own Cloud

It was raining last week and Jane and I have been talking about clouds.  At three years old, she’s old enough to understand the concept of states of matter and is beginning to learn about how clouds and rain are formed.  She has been trying to piece together the whole process and I’ve been explaining it to her verbally, so this was a great way to act out what we’ve been talking about the past few days.  Sam played along, but I think he just thought what we were doing was cool and was clueless about the rest.

What You’ll Need

How To

Version 1



Version 2

1.  Swap out the jar for a plastic bottle and ditch the ice.

2. After dropping the match in, replace the cap.


  • Your cloud may disappear in between squeezes.
  • See what happens when you take off the cap.
  • Try the experiment without the match first and see what happens.
  • For a really cool cloud experiment, check out Steve Spangler’s Cloud In A Bottle.

We liked the jar version the best because it was a bit difficult for Jane and Sam to squeeze the plastic apple juice bottle.  If we had used a small soda bottle, that would have been easier.  A larger jar would have displayed more impressive results, but like my bottle caps, somehow my jars have been “misplaced.”

LEARN!  States of matter, weather, science

Here’s the list of the lovely blog hop hosts – visit their activities linked up below and check out their blogs for more inspiration.  Don’t forget to link up your own weather-related activities, too!

NurtureStore :: The Golden Gleam :: Rainy Day Mum :: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Putti Prapancha :: Sun Hats & Wellie Boots :: Montessori Tidbits :: Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Reading Confetti :: Dilly-Dali Art :: Growing A Jeweled Rose :: The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

AngeliqueFelix.com :: Kindergarten Basics :: Mommy With A Selective Memory

Glittering Muffins :: Creative Family Fun :: Living Montessori Now :: Toddler Approved

Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo :: Sense of Wonder :: Make, Do & Friend :: Creative Connections for Kids

The Educators’ Spin On It :: RainbowsWithinReach :: A Mom With A Lesson Plan :: Creativity my Passion

Mama Smiles :: Teach Preschool :: JDaniel4’s Mom :: The Outlaw Mom Blog :: Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart


Parents and friends: for more ideas, activities, and inspiration for #RaisingThinkingKids, click on an icon below to join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter.

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Chrissy – who has written posts on The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Creative Living in a Conventional World.

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