Little Learners: Rain

Splash in puddles! Make mud pies! See a rainbow in the sky! Rainy days need not be gloomy with this week's books and activities.  

READ: Hello, Rain! By Kyo Maclear 

Hello, Rain! Book Cover

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A young girl experiences a rain storm from seeing the storm roll in, to splashing in the puddles, and then finally watching the sun coming back out. 

Increase pre-literacy skills as you read together: 

  • Make storm sounds like rumbleplink, and dropwith your little one.  
  • Before reading about getting dressed to go outside, pretend to put on rain gear. Describe the items and ask your little learner to name them. For example, say “I hold this up high so I can stay dry.”
  • Point out different words for rain and ask your little one to repeat them. 


SING: Little Showers  

(Tune: I'm a Little Teapot) 

Rain falls from the sky 

Here's my umbrella 

Hold it high! 

When the rain is over 

The sun glows 

Flowers bud 

Then grow, grow, grow. 

EXPLORE: Rain Painting 

Cotton Balls
Cartoon Rain


  • cotton balls
  • water
  • watercolor paint
  • paper 


  1. Saturate a cotton ball then dip it in watercolor paint.
  2. Place the cotton ball at the top of the paper.
  3. Gently squeeze the cotton ball and allow the color to run down the page. 
  4. To make rain drops, lightly wet a cotton ball and dab color on the paper.
  5. Repeat with different colors until your masterpiece is complete.

JOIN: Attend a program virtually or in person!   

View all early childhood programs and events offered this week.  

For virtual programs, registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Use the link in the program information to register. 

For in person programs, registration is required. If space allows, walk-ins will be admitted. Use the link in the program information to register. 

KEEP READING: These rainy-day stories will make your smile shine!


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