Follow that Cloud!
(Infant - Toddler)
Clouds not only help us predict the weather, but can also help our little ones exercise an important muscle for their growing brains: the imagination muscle!
- Cotton balls or cotton batting (found at fabric/craft stores)
- Ice cube
- Watering can with water
What to Do:
1. Explore the sky with your little helper. Ask them: Do you see any clouds today? Can you point to them? What color are they? Can you name any of the shapes you see in the clouds?
2. Talk about how clouds can sometimes bring rain. Sprinkle a little water from the watering can through the cotton and onto your little one’s hand.
3. Clouds can also bring hail and snow, so ask them to touch an ice cube through the cotton.
4. Sit together, preferably in the shadow of a cloud, and create some stories together about the clouds you see.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out the book “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles Shaw, then search for the painting “Head in the Clouds” by Georgia O’Keeffe. For more activities and ideas, download Follow That Cloud!