Weekly Themes #21 Weather Watching for 6-8 year olds

It’s me, Bibi, and I am watching out for what’s up with the weather.  Is it going to be sunny?  Is it going to rain?  People like to look ahead and make forecasts but the weather always keeps us guessing.  There are some great books about the weather.  Check them out with me!

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Read Together at Home

Here are some books to read together!  You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

English:

  1. Rain, Rain
    1. What does merrily mean?
    2. What did the farmer do when it rained?
    3. What color was the fish?
  2. Tone’s big drop
    1. What is a droplet?
    2. What colors does the umbrella have on it?
  3. My inside weather
    1. How would you describe your inside weather? 
  4. Singing in the rain
    1. What happened with the weather when Sukhiya Kaka sang?
    2. What do you like to do when it rains?
  5. Catch a ride on raindrops
    1. If you could ride a raindrop, where would you go?
    2. What does it mean to seep?
    3. What is vapour?
  6. How to catch the wind
    1. What can you use to catch the wind?
    2. What is a turbine?

Spanish:

  1. ¡Lluvia lluvia trae la alegría!
    1. ¿Qué significa alegremente?
    2. ¿Qué hizo el granjero cuando llovío?
    3. ¿De qué color era el pescado?
  2. Cantando bajo la lluvia
    1. ¿Qué pasõ con el tiempo cuando Sukhiya Kaka cantó?
    2. ¿Qué te gusta hacer cuando llueve?
  3. Mi clima interior
    1. ¿Cómo describirías tu clima interior?

Things to Do Together

  1. Circle map for the sun – draw a sun and then write as many words as you can think of that describe the sun. Here are a few to get you started…hot, bright, yellow
  2. Measure shadows – collect items or people and take them outside. Who/what has the tallest shadow? The shortest shadow? The widest shadow? What do you do to change the shape/length of your shadow? 

Ways to Move Together

  1. Weather yoga:
    1. Windy (tree pose) – stand on one leg with the other leg bent so you can place the sole of your foot onto your knee. Raise your arms above your head, putting your palms together. Bend slowly from side to side like a tree bending in the wind.
    2. Lightning (chair pose) – stand with your feet hip-width apart, now bend your knees and keep your back straight. Hold your arms in front of you – from the side, you should look like a lightning bolt.
    3. Rain – stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend forward and reach for your toes – your hands are the raindrops falling to the ground.

https://www.kidsyogastories.com/weather-activities-for-kids-yoga/

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • Did you learn any new words?
  • Did you notice any patterns in the weather? Something you had not noticed before?

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More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations

  1. Grow a rainbow – for this, you will need a paper towel, washable markers (not permanent markers), two glasses, and water. Color in the two ends of the paper towel to each look like a rainbow, leaving about 2” blank in the middle. Put water into the two glasses and then put the paper towel so that part of each end is in the water – you do not want to put it too far into the water. The paper towel will pull the water up through it and bring the color with it. 

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/grow-a-rainbow-experiment/

  1. Fun with air pressure – for this you will need two kitchen sponges, a drinking straw, a Ziploc bag, tape, and something to propel (cotton ball, pom pom, Hot wheels, etc). Put the two sponges into the Ziploc bag, adding the straw between them with it sticking out of the bag. Seal the bag and tape it. Blow through the straw to inflate the bag then squash it to push the air out – what can you move with this air? How fast can you make it move? How far can you make it move?

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/47096/air-pressure-experiment-for-kids-2/

  1. Water cycle in a bag – for this you will need a Ziploc bag, marker, water, and food coloring (this is optional). Draw a cloud and the sun near the top of the bag. Add some water (turning it blue if you choose with coloring). Seal the bag and tape it onto a window (try to choose one that gets some sunshine). Leave it for a while as it takes some time for the water to evaporate, but you should be able to see drops forming at the top of the bag and then running down as rain.

https://team-cartwright.com/easy-weather-science-experiments/

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Weekly Themes #21 Weather Watching for 6-8 year olds
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Weekly Themes #21 Weather Watching for 6-8 year olds

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