Today the #PlayfulPreschool team is sharing activities and lessons for learning about weather. I’m excited to see all of the great ideas because although weather is one of the things that is easy to teach Shiloh, it is difficult to help her understand the effects or representations of weather. As she showed last week, she is very much into art projects right now, so I’m going to show you can create your own clouds with your preschoolers.
Materials needed to Create Your Own Clouds:
Blue food coloring
How to create the mixture for the clouds:
Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream. Today, I used 1/4cup each, but the quantity doesn’t matter as long as the proportions are the same.
This is a good time for the kids to work on their daily living skills by helping with the measuring and mixing.
Then, we separated part of the mixture and added a dollop of blue food coloring so that we could create rain in our picture.
Create Your Own Clouds:
We used the foam brushes with the white mixture to create clouds across the top of the paper. The puffier the better.
Then, we used the blue mixture to create raindrops falling from the clouds. It was very fitting that as we were doing this project, it was raining outside!
Then, we sprinkled the clouds with glitter just for fun.
Set aside the project and you can observe the changes that the mixture makes as it dries.
After the mixture dries the clouds will become mostly solid.
Then you can try out this idea that my kindergartener did last year!