Puffy as marshmallows …..
Streaks across the sky …..
Playing peek-a-boo with the sun ..…
Clouds can be a sign of things to come, or a sculpture in the sky. No matter what, they play an important part in our weather.
On a warm spring or summer day, it is great fun for children to lay on their backs and gaze up into the clouds to ‘see what they can see’. Children that can ‘see’ various things in the clouds are more apt to look at other things in their world with more imagination and interest. Teaching children to really look at things in their world helps them to become better observers, and to develop language skills to describe what they see.
Exploring clouds provides many learning experiences for children. Through hands-on activities, children:
• Learn about the different types of clouds
• Explore how a cloud is made through a great science experiment
• Strengthen fine motor muscles and coordination
• Use their imagination to ‘see’ sculptures in the sky
Children are so open to new ideas and learning. Showing them how to discover pictures in clouds is an activity that they can do for the rest of their lives.