We followed up the reading of cloud books with activities including painting white clouds & decorating with cotton balls “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” pictures. We also soaked up water with cotton balls then squeezed out the water with our fingers to watch it rain. This activity helped strengthen our fine motor skills. Then we played with shaving cream! We swirled & squished, made letters & shapes & had some messy fun!
Additional activities we enjoyed this week included making clouds with white play dough, white pompoms, white pipe cleaners & white gemstones; playing with our box creations; sand table with sea shells; water table to practice scooping & pouring; dramatic play in the kitchen area as well as singing & dancing during morning meeting.
Books We Read:
It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Charles G. Shaw)
Little Cloud (Eric Carle)
Clouds (Marion Dane Bauer)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Judi Barrett)
Allison: “But I like my fingers in my mouth. They're the tastiest.”
Jonah: “I need a medium box!” (This was said while Jonah squeezed himself into a very small box.)
Next week our featured books will be If Rocks Could Sing & If You Find a Rock. We invite you to hunt for rocks with your children this weekend so they can bring them in to share with us next week.
Our lemonade stand will be held during the last week of camp (August 15-19).
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sheri, Fabi, Gillian, Sarah & Serena