We just kept it simple this week. Rather than simply teaching her about the weather, I wanted Lindsay to really experience our theme up close and personal! This theme is one of my favorites because I LOVE sunshine!! Without it, I would surely go insane.
Prior to last week, I had made a bunch of weather cards using an April Lesson Plan I bought online. On Monday, she and Addison helped me make a box to display them. Each day, Lindsay got up from the breakfast table and ran over to the front door to peak out the side-lights to see what the weather would be. I would ask her to choose the correct weather card from the box to show me what the weather was. Then we would place a matching weather card on our calendar.
We talked about the rain...
And she made a raindrop (that I had outlined for her) out of blue thumbprints and "swirlies"...
We talked about clouds...She did a worksheet (on desk above) which had to do with counting clouds and being able to circle the correct number that corresponded to the number of clouds in a given row.
This is something I felt particularly proud of...I handed her a coloring page with a cloud on it, and asked her what color she thought clouds were. My 3 year old little Einstein told me that clouds could be pink, purple, blue, orange and white...rainbow clouds. I laughed and said, "oh how cute," and dismissed it. Later on that evening, while (still) playing in the yard, she pointed to the sky and said, "Look Mommy! Rainbow Clouds!" It was a beautiful sunset and all the clouds were, in fact, "rainbow" colored!
I taught her a song about clouds in which she got to use her cloud stick. It included an appropriate amount of wiggling and giggling! :)
We did some color sorting...nothing to do with "weather" persay, but she REALLY likes to sort M&M's!!
We talked about the wind, and made a beautiful windsock!
On it, she colored herself and Mommy playing in the flowers.
She decided to hang it in the big Elm tree in the front yard. I thought it looked very pretty there!
And we spent a LOT of time discussing the aerodynamics of a Dora the Explorer tricycle! (LOL...just kidding!!)
For more Tot Reports from other moms, visit Carisa's blog at 1+1+1=1. Y'all have a great week!!