Sunday, September 1, 2013

Rain Clouds (pics coming soon)

We had a rainy morning where we had no activites and couldn't go play in the park.  So, I quickly looked up rain cloud crafts and pulled this together for the kids.  They both loved it, and I was particularly impressed with how great a job William did (not even two yet!).  

What You Need:
  • White cardstock
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Red pipe cleaner
  • Google eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter glue (my kids liked spreading it with a brush after squeezing it out)

  1. Cut out the cloud and raindrops.  
  2. Measure out the ribbon (or yarn or string).  
  3. Glue pieces together. Try to let your child direct where to it everything. Gluing on the pipe cleaner mouth will be the hardest.  
  4. Decorate with glitter glue.

  • Cotton balls on the cloud
  • Tissue paper or foil rain drops
  • Add extra features like pink cheeks, eyelashes, hands and feet, or a bow.

  • Read. Little Cloud by Eric Carle or It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G Shaw. 
  • Go look at the clouds.  You can keep it causal and just talk about the shapes, or you can learn the names and look for them in the sky. 
  • Go on a rain walk. You can get all dressed up in boots and rain coats and even umbrellas, or just run out and get wet if its a warm day! 
  • Sing" Rain Rain Go Away" or recite "Its Raining.  Its pouring."
  • Learn about the water cycle. 

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