Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Read the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs then let your children make their
own weather service with pasta
Tissue Paper Wind
Put small squares of tissue paper in a Zip Loc Bag. Put a straw in each bag
and zip the bag shut. Let your children blow in the bag and see what happens
to the tissue paper. Ask your children what they observed when they blew into
the bag. Explain to them this is like the wind outside blowing paper. To further
explain this put other tissue paper squares in front of a fan and turn it on.
Cloudy Bulletin Board
Have your children cut out raindrops from paper. Next have them sponge paint
these with blue paint while you cut out a large cloud shape from white butcher
paper. Have them decorate the cloud with black handprints Hang this along with
yellow lightning on your bulletin board. You can use a title like "We Are
Fun Even On A Rainy Day"
Bulletin Board Rainbow
Cut or have your children cut a large red circle. Then have them cut a slightly
smaller orange circle. Then cut a yellow circle slightly smaller than the orange.
And so on for green, violet, indigo, and blue. This makes a cute bulletin board
Take your children outside and show them everything in the sky (clouds, birds,
telephone lines, the sun, etc) then have them draw the sky.
Make a teddy bear bulletin board. Make different changes of clothes for the
bear. Change its clothes when the weather changes. Use the following poem on
It's hot, hot, hot in the sun, sun, sun.
What should teddy wear to play in the sun?
It's cold, cold, cold in the snow, snow, snow.
What should Teddy wear to play in the snow?
It's wet, wet, wet in the rain, rain, rain.
What should Teddy wear to play in the Rain?
It's dark, dark, dark at night, night, night.
What should Teddy wear to go to bed at night?
Have your children sponge paint strips of construction paper. Attach multi-colored
streamers to this and hang outside your window. Let your children watch the
streamers blow in the wind.
Pour milk into bowls for your children. Add different colors of food coloring
to the milk. Give the kids paint brushes and cookie cutters. Let them paint
the bread with colored milk and cut out their favorite shapes. When their done
you can toast like usual.
Gelatin Rainbow Snack
Purchase clear plastic cups, Make all six colors of Jell-O: cherry, orange,
lemon, lime, berry blue, and grape. After the Jell-O has set spoon one spoonful
of each flavor into clear cup. Top with a cloud of whip cream you have an eadible
Give each child a small pile of Fruit Loop cereal. Have your children sort the
colors, then string them on a yarn necklace to wear and eat the rest of the
During your weather theme play different weather CDs for your children Some
- Rainforest Sounds
- Storm Sounds
Mixing Color Bottle
About Four days before needed or as a group, chop small portions of candle wax
coloring put them in bable oil (it takes about 4 days to melt into the baby
oil). Once the mixture is melted, color water using food coloring. Next add
colored baby oil to the bottom 1/2 of the bottle and the colored water the the
top 1/2. Seal the bottles and shake. The colors will mix and then separate again
and again. Blue and Yelow Works really well
Color vegetable oil with powdered tempra and add to a water bottle. Color water
with food coloring and pour into the bottle. Colors will mix to form secondary
color when shaken, then separate again when undisturbed. Tip: Super glue the
top onto bottle to prevent opening.
- Meringue Drop Cookies (look just like clouds)
- Rainbow Jell-O
- Rice Cake Suns (add yellow colored crème cheese
(use food coloring))
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