Rain Dance

The importance of rainfall to the life cycle is underscored by an activity that engages class members in a discussion of how water effects newly planted seeds and supports their growth. Class members then create a dance to celebrate the rain.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the activity to include children acting as raindrops, sunshine, seeds, and growing plants
  • Plant a class garden and dance over the seeds and again before a predicted rainfall
Pros

  • The discussion focuses on the importance of plants in the life cycle and on the importance of water to plant growth
Cons

  • None
Common Core