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April showers inspire creative movement for children

Rain is fun for play
Rain is fun for play

It is said that "April showers bring May flowers." April showers also bring rain puddles that are fun for children to play in and around. Create a fun "rain puddle" environment indoors by placing plastic place mats (or small rug sample squares) on the floor in a random/scattered pattern to represent rain puddles. Have the children travel over the puddles in creative ways: forward, sideways, backwards, around; jump, hop, step, leap, etc. "Puddles" can be placed to form different types of pathways such as: curved, circular, straight, spiral, jig jag, looped, etc. Combine "Puddles" to create a more challenging move.

Refer to the links below for more children's rain themed movement ideas.