The Cloud Book
Activity #1: Cloud Mini Books
Using the information we learned from The Coud Book we made our very own simple mini own cloud books.
What You Need:
Cloud Book Template
Blue Constuction Paper
Plain White Paper
Silver Glitter Paint (you could just use gray paint or something similar as well)
What To Do:
1. For the Cover we used Puffy Paint to make our clouds! Puffy paint is so much fun! I don't measure but I try to use equal parts shaving cream and glue by eye - it always seems to work well enough anyway!
It came out so cute!
2. Page 1 - Cumulus Clouds
We used puffy cotton balls to make a cloud shape and glued on the wording as we discussed the type of cloud.
3. Page 2 - Cirrus Clouds
We used cotton balls that we pulled apart to make them appear feathery and glued on the wording as we discussed the type of cloud.
Page 3 - Stratus Clouds
Again we used cottong balls for the clouds but we pulled them and tried to make a blanket on the page and then painted them with silver glitter paint so they would look gray & stormy. Finally, we glued on the wording as we discussed the type of cloud.
Here's a peek at all the pages - they must be completely dry before you staple your book together!
Activity #2: Making Words with Letter Tiles (based on the book Little Cloud)
What You Need:
Alphabet Letter Tiles (I'm sre you could also find some sort of printable of these but we have them & they are fun to use!)
Little Cloud Letter Tiles (from Making Learning Fun)
What to Do:
Print out the letter tile cards and supply the correct tiles for younger learners (there are a lot of tiles in the tub and it can get frustrating to search for each letter)
Have fun making the words - be sure to review the letters (recognition) and their sound (phonics practice)
Activity #2: Melissa & Doug See & Spell Puzzles
The girls had so much fun with the letter tiles we took out our Melissa & Doug See & Spell Puzzles to let the fun continue. These puzzles are great!
The box comes with all the letters you will need and 8 double sided wooden boards (16 picttures) with 3 or 4 letter words. This set is great for lowercase letter and common word recognition.
**I have linked this to Childhood 101 - We Play!, Sharing Time, Get Crafty, Read, Explore, Learn , For the Kids Friday, and Preschool Corner **