This past week was a busy week. On Friday we slowed down significantly. After a morning of thoroughly cleaning Meg and Clare's room, we headed to the little village near our house to return a library DVD and meet our friend Nicole at a coffee shop.
After returning home we sat on the hill beside our house and watched the clouds. Cloud watching was among the suggested activities for the library's summer reading program. To honor this literary connection, we read Tomie DePaola's The Cloud Book while sitting on the hill.
When we were tired of being eaten by mosquitoes, we headed inside to make clouds of our own. Thanks to pins about science experiments on Pinterest, I was hopeful we could pull this off. I boiled water and poured it into the bottom quarter of a mason jar. I then splashed the water around a bit to heat up the jar. We placed the lid--upside down--on top of the jar and placed ice in the lid. Finally, we opened the lid briefly and sprayed a few sprays of Lysol (any aerosol will do). Soon clouds formed.
We really enjoyed doing a science experiment though Meg and Clare would have preferred being more hands on (preschoolers working with boiling water is a bit of a no no). Still it was fun and we'll be doing more science experiments in the future.