Having fun with "clouds" and "wind" while using target words and math
Month 2 · Activity 23 · Nature/Science.
- On blue paper (sky color) place two cotton balls as clouds
- Let the wind blow away ( a puff from you) and ask how many clouds are left
- Put down one “cloud” and ask a child to make two clouds in the sky (child should add one cotton ball)
- Ask the child to make a big cloud (using a number of cotton balls) and then make a bigger cloud
- Next, make a cloud that is smaller than the other two clouds
- Have child blow all the clouds away while sharing that we can’t see the wind (our breath) but we can hear the wind
Go outside with a child and look at the sky and the clouds. Look and see if you can discover shapes in the clouds that you can describe and that others can recognize also.
Share some information regarding clouds. A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air but when billions of these droplets come together they become a visible cloud. Clouds have their own names and places in the sky.
Look at this video for more information.
QUESTIONS FOR CHILD
When you look up at the clouds in the sky, can you tell me about a shape you can see?
Do you believe in a place called heaven? If not, why? If you do believe, what do you think it is like?
- blue paper
- a bunch of cotton balls (click here to purchase)
- Language Skills
- Math & Science Skills
- Motor Skills