|Supplies for Making a Rain Stick:
|Think about the soft sounds of rain falling. Re-create the sounds by making a rain stick. Imagine a child holding the rain stick and listening to the sounds of rain.The rain stick can be used to greet a child at the door, in the learning centers, or in group time.God sends the rain (Jeremiah 5:24).|
above row. Continue making rows with the straight pins until you get to the bottom of the mailing tube (Note: Small pliers maybe be used to make it easier to push the straight pins
into the tube. Pins need to be pushed until only the top is showing.)
2. Cut a piece of brown contact plastic to fit around the mailing tube. Remove the back
of the self-adhesive paper and wrap the brown piece around the tube to cover the pins.
This will hold the pins in place and make the cardboard tube look more like a “stick.”
3. Pour 1/4 cup of sand or salt inside the tube. Attach the cap with clear mailing tape.
4. Slowly turn the stick upside down to hear the rain sounds.
- Use the rain stick to make a connection to the Bible story “God Took Care of Elijah (1 Kings 17:1-16).
- Talk about the beautiful world God made (Genesis 1) and mention rain and ways water is used for people, animals, and things that grow.
- Invite a child to listen to the rain stick when you greet him at the door. Say: “God gives you ears to hear. Thank You, God, for Mark’s ears.”
- Open the Bible to Jeremiah 5:24 to read God sends the ____. (Pause to listen to the rain stick sounds as the children say, “rain.”