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Bucket of Snow

This is a guest blog post written by Donna Lasinski from has a freebie listing in our FREEBIE FEBRUARY event – please check it out.


How much water does it take to make a bucket of snow?  Make a few guesses with your kids about how much water will be in the bucket after the snow melts. My boys thought that it would be about the same—that a snowflake equaled a drop of water.

They were so surprised to learn how little water it takes to make a full bucket of snow. Now imagine together how much snow would stack up on one of the really rainy summer days.

What you need:

  • bucket
  • snow

What you do:

  1. Fill a bucket of snow to the very top.
  2. Set the bucket in the sun or indoors.
  3. Watch it melt and compare how low the level of the water is to the height of the full bucket.

What did your children learn?


Donna Lasinski is a mother of 3 sons and the author of the Parent Guide to Summer and creator of ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program. also has a winter program to help prevent “brain freeze”.

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