I’d love to do this activity on a beautiful summer day in Australia.
One of my favorite ideas is to identify the shapes that the clouds take. What is the object that appears as a bird or a birthday cake? Or a mitten? A cloud. This game is a favorite among children, even from the earliest stages of identification. They will enjoy a book which plays along with them. A cute idea book is made with blue and white silhouettes.
The book is about an object that appears to be a different thing. It looks like cake. It looked like an angel but it was not an angel. It looked like an animal but it was not a rabbit. It looked like milk spilt but it was not spilt. It looked like a branch but wasn’t one. It was just imagination.
Maybe one day she will think I write well, like in my imagination. Perhaps one day, she will see that I am as good at writing as in my imagination.
The book is very easy to read and can be enjoyed by the entire family.
We love to read and one of the books we enjoy is Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw. This is a beautiful picture book with many cloud pictures. One of the clouds looked like milk.
We decided to make some cloud window clings. It’s easy and fun to make window clings. We made Valentine’s Day clings this past year, and they were so popular that I knew the cloud ones would also be a big hit!
The window clings can be made very easily, but you will need to supervise and assist your children if they are young. Aluminum foil and white 3-D fabric painting are all you need. We had to use wax paper because we didn’t have any foil. However, it was easier to peel off the foil. Let your child or yourself squeeze the paint to form a cloud-like shape onto the foil. Allow it to dry.
After the paint had dried completely, we peeled off the “clouds” and stuck them to a window.
Let’s use our imagination! They took turns telling stories of what they “saw” on the clouds.
The stories they heard were incredible. They were thrilled that they created the clouds, and very involved in the story-telling process. I wish I’d set up a camera to record it all.
It’s incredible how a white book and some paint can create such a magical moment.