Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weather Unit Books and Songs

Here is a list of some of the books and songs Baby Bear and I used during our weather unit as well as a few more activities we did.

  • Budgie and the Blizzard by H.R.H. The Duchess of York
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  •  It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
  • Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Little Cloud by Eric Carle
  • Snowbots by Aaron Reynolds and David Barneda
  • Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra jack Keats
  • "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland clip from Wizard of Oz)
  •  "Colors of the Wind" by Vanessa Williams
  • "It's Raining, It's Pouring"
  • "You Are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash
  • "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & the Waves

Every day, we went outside with our weather wheel and made the spinner point to the type of weather we observed.

We created a rainy weather landscape using construction paper, a sunshine stamp, cottonballs, glitter glue, and silk flowers.

We also made a windsock out of construction paper. Baby Bear colored on one piece of paper, and I stapled it into a cylinder. Then, Baby Bear handed me the pieces of second piece of construction paper cut into strips, and I stapled them to the bottom of the cylinder. Finally, I hole-punched once on each side at the top and threaded some yarn through for a handle. This was Baby Bear's favorite activity, and he was positively radiant when Papa Bear lifted him to hang the windsock out on the porch.

Lastly, we played with some homemade snow (on the hottest day of the week!). Ice+blender=snow!

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