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Red Riding Hood needs to go and see Grandma in the rain. She needs a waterproof cape!

Test some materials to see if they are waterproof. Find a few different materials from around your home (foil, tea towel, paper, plastic bag….)

Get a toy and put the material over them. If you have a toy watering can you could use this to make rain, if not just sprinkle water over like rain. Does the toy stay dry? In a light shower? In a downpour?

Talk about why the materials do or do not keep the toy dry. Introduce the word ‘waterproof’ for those materials that keep the toy dry.

Can your child think of any waterproof items you have at home – look at the materials they are made from.

This activity is probably done best over a sink or bath!