OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 5 and up
So I scoured the internet and finally figured out the trick to making a rain stick, aluminum foil! If you roll up aluminum foil and coil it inside it'll disrupt the flow of rice to make it sound like rain! Thanks Pinterest!
This activity is perfect for your kiddos who are 5 and older. This activity promotes visual motor skills and fine motor manipulation. For the ends of the rain stick I used wax paper and binder rubber bands. For most kiddos I have been holding the rain stick with the wax paper in place while the child puts on the rubber band so they're not overwhelmed.
My rain stick is not decorated, but feel free to have your child decorate theirs!
Happy Rain Making! Enjoy!