Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cloudy Days

We had a week of sunshine outside and clouds in our room.

Raindrop to Rainbow word family
Letter writing practice in the clouds
-og family - writing in the clouds


1/2 c water
1/2 c cooking oil
2 c flour
2 c salt
food coloring - omitted
peppermint oil - omitted

This made the biggest mess, but they loved it. 
Shaving cream clouds - the preschoolers and the toddler loved this.

Cloud in a bottle - no matches needed.  Warm water and an ice cube. 

Mister and Ladybug were very interested in how the clouds were formed especially the part about the sun evaporating the water, so we did our own evaporation.  They were curious to see if we could make a cloud.

We made a few observations and added to our predictions. 

We poured water on the deck and made predictions about what would happen.

Using the pictures of cirrus, stratus, and cumulus clouds they made their own cloud books and put on the correct lable for the cloud type.
Cloud matching
Three part cards


Cloud crayon resist watercolor
Texxture painting a cloud
Dot painting from Make Learning Fun



  1. These are awesome activities. I especially love the lunch plate.

  2. Thanks Amanda! I could tell they were burned out on clouds by the end of the week because there was little interest in the cloud in the bottle.

    We also made cloud cookies http://joythebaker.com/2009/05/lemon-cloud-tea-cookies/ which weren't my favorite, but a cookie is a cookie to the kiddos.