Reading activity and guest post: Cloud Window Cling Stories

Yay! I’m really excited to have another one of my favourite bloggers write for My Little Bookcase. Megan is always sharing the most creative children’s activity ideas on her blog, Coffee Cups and Crayons. And, today she has a wonderful storytelling prompt to share with us.

It’s an activity that I think would be fabulous to try on a glorious Australian summer’s day.

Hello Little Bookcasers! I’m Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons and I’m so excited to be guest posting for Jackie today. I’m a huge My Little Bookcase fan and we’ve been having a lot of fun participating in The Little Book Adventure this year.

We love books and one of our old favorites is It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw. It’s a wonderful picture story book full of cloud pictures, one of them being one that looked like spilt milk!

We’ve made ink blot style paintings to go along with the book in the past, but when my daughter brought the book home from her school library the other week the kids wanted to try something new.

So we decided to make cloud window clings! Window clings are fun and easy to make–we made Valentine’s Day ones this year and we enjoyed them so much that I knew cloud ones would be a hit!

Window clings are super easy to make, but definitely require parental supervision and assistance if you have little ones. All you need is white 3-D fabric paint and aluminum foil. I used wax paper instead of foil because that’s all we had, but it is easier to peel them off the foil. Squeeze, or let your child squeeze, the paint into a thick cloud shape on the foil and allow to dry completely.

Once the paint was completely dry we peeled the “clouds” off and stuck them on a window.

And put our imaginations to work! The kids took turns telling stories about the things they “saw” in the clouds.

And the stories they saw were amazing. They loved that they had created the clouds and were very engaged in the storytelling process. I really wish I had set up a video camera to catch it all on tape.

It’s amazing how a book and some white paint can lead to such a magical experience.

About Megan:

Megan is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shares fun and useful ideas for modern parents. You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and party inspiration on Pinterest , Facebook , Twitter , and G+.

Reading activity and guest post: Cloud Window Cling Stories

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  1. Looking for pictures in clouds is such fun! I hope you will share this post on Read.Explore.Learn. on Friday.

  2. I have always loved that book after being introduced to it in my education classes in college. My 3 year old and 6 year old will love this activity!

  3. Thank you so much for linking this post up to Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing it on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page tonight.

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