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Under 7, 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: 
$0
Duration: 
1 to 60 minutes
Date submitted: 
12/31/2011
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Physical Challenge: 
Make Rain Music
Celebrate the rain by taking your metal pots and pans outside and making rain music.
Materials
  • Metal pots
  • Muffin tins
  • Pouring rain
  • Raincoat
  • Rubber glove
Steps
Step 1
Some day when it is pouring rain, gather metal pots, pans, bowls and muffin tins together.

Find a spot where you can set up the items and hear the "rain music" as it splatters on them.

Large plastic bowls make a "thud thud" noise which is not as satifying.

Thin aluminum camping pots make the loudest noise.

If you have a camera that records video, you can capture the sound.

Step 2
You can also try holding the pots under a downspout.

At the corners of houses, when it is really pouring, sometimes the rain spills over the gutters. Here you can get a satisfying sound as well.

If the rain is cold, put on a rubber glove to protect your hand.

Step 3
You can also collect the rain in the pots if you'd like.

This is handy to:

  • measure how much rain falls during that storm
  • water your plants in your house
  • increase the water flow in the Waterways activity
  • hear a different kind of sound
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