I had checked out several books from the library to go along with the weather theme. We enjoyed reading these books, however, I can definitely say that The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola, while filled with interesting information, was way over Liam's head. It just really wasn't age appropriate for him.
We did activities from two sources: 2 Teaching Mommies Rain Unit and Our Little Monkeys April Showers Pack.We had a lot of fun with our weather theme.
Here are some of the things we did from the April Showers Pack. I really liked the activities included in this pack. They seemed really well suited for Liam's ability levels. Liam seemed to enjoy it too.
We played this game several times over the last few weeks. I like how it helps work number recognition and counting. I think Liam enjoyed that mommy was playing with him too. Yes, I used bottlecaps as my game pieces.
Size sequencing flowers. This is pretty easy for him now, though he will still mix some up occasionally.
This was a shape matching activity we did.
An alphabet matching activity. This was great for helping with letter recognition and reviewing the letters we've already covered.
Here he was counting raindrops.
We did just a couple of things from the rain unit at 2 Teaching Mommies.
Here he is doing the number order puzzle included in the pack.
Here is another letter matching activity. I think at this point we'll be relying on activities like these to help reinforce the letters we've learned, instead of stopping every 3 weeks to review. I really want to get through all of the letters before fall.
This C is for Clouds magnet page came from Making Learning Fun.
We painted some clouds using cotton balls and white paint. Liam's is on the right and mine is on the left. This is such a super simple craft I'm almost embarrassed to post it, but hey, he had fun and wanted to do it multiple times. I call that a success. This was to go along with the book Little Cloud.
I got the idea for this cloud in a jar activity from the Teach Preschool blog. Her site has a lot of great ideas. Liam really enjoyed this activity, even though our jars did not turn out looking like the pictures on her site. I think it was because I didn't use enough food coloring in the water. My bad. Liam still had a lot of fun!
I don't think one of my themes would be complete without some collage art! Here is our raindrop collage.
Next week we'll be going back to revisit our insect unit, focusing on caterpillars and butterflies this time! This is actually great timing because you wouldn't believe what fun Liam has been having watching all the bugs in our backyard the last few weeks.
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