Weather activities for preschoolers are a great way for kids to play and learn about weather. Creating cloud crafts in preschool, as well as experimenting with different types of weather, really brings learning to life for preschoolers. This cloud sensory activity is a science experiment and cumulus cloud lesson in one! Not to mention the sight words I hid inside for kids to practice reading skills! Talk about getting bang for your buck in our lesson plans!

cloud sensory activity for sight words

Recommended Grade Level:

Cloud Sensory Sight Word Activity Supplies:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Liquid Glue
  • Measuring Cup
  • Bowl/Spoon
Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!

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.

Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!

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.

(My older kids loved this project so much that they wanted to make their own pictures to go along with ours!)

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!

Create your own clouds with your preschooler for a fun art project for your weather theme! Your older kids will love it too!

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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10 Comments

  1. Ohhh a fun art experiment – I’ll be giving this a go. I have my fingers crossed that our PVA glue is the same as school glue.

  2. My kids adore playing with shaving cream. We do it in the bathtub for easy clean-up!

  3. I love how fluffy and glittery the clouds turned out! What a fun and messy rainy day activity! 🙂

  4. We love using shaving cream and glue paint. It has such a nice effect when it dries. I love your idea of using it to make clouds. We will have to try it out!

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