Weekly Themes #31 Wind Stories for 6-8 year olds

This week let’s explore books about the wind with Bibi the BookSpring Butterfly. The wind can make power, and it can spread seeds around so flowers and vegetables can grow everywhere.  What do you like about the wind?

Watch these videos, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again. Discussion questions are available for each book. 

Soar on Kite

  • Why couldn’t Gao’s kite fly?
  • What different types of animal kites did the children have? 

Cloud Ice-Cream 

  • What colors did Sarla’s kite turn?
  • What sweet treat did Sarla’s kite bring Sarla?

Nieve de Nube

  • ¿De qué colores se pone la nube?
  • ¿Que regalo le dio la hada a el papalote?

Alegria

  • ¿En donde se atoro el papalote?
  • ¿Que le paso al papalote?
  • ¿As volando un papalote? cuál fue tu momento favorito

Vayu, El Viento

  • ¿Que hace el Viento?
  • ¿Que hace el viento en tu casa?

Things To Do Together

Can you see the wind? How do you know it is there? List five ways you could tell the wind was blowing by looking through your window.

What about if you stood outside with your eyes closed? What senses can you use to tell that the wind is blowing?

Although we cannot see air, it is all around us. Use this easy experiment to show how it pushed against everything all the time:

  1. Take a plastic cup and put some water into it
  2. Place a piece of cardboard on top (it must cover the top of the cup)
  3. Holding the cardboard securely, quickly turn the cup and cardboard upside down (over a sink!)
  4. Let go of the cardboard – the air that pushes up from underneath will hold it against the cup and keep the water from pouring out.

Ways to Move Together

Pretend to be a tree moving in the wind. How will you move if there is a light breeze blowing? How will your movement change as the wind increases?

Share Together

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

  • I learned that I could tell the wind is blowing using my senses.
  • Did you learn any new words?
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Weekly Themes #31 Wind Stories for 6-8 year olds
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Weekly Themes #31 Wind Stories for 6-8 year olds

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