It may be sunny, it may be rainy. Use these weather mobiles to talk about what kids see outside.
What You’ll Need:
- Paper plate
- Yellow and grey paint
- Paint brushes
- Paint cups
- White glue
- Cotton balls
- Blue streamers
- Hole punch
Step 1 – Paint the sun
Cut the paper plate in half and have your child paint one half of the paper plate (the back side) yellow.
*Tips for Parents: Bring the kids outside on a sunny day and talk about the sun. What color is it? Does it feel warm? (Tell kids they shouldn’t look directly at the sun).
Step 2 – Paint the rain
*Tips for Parents: Go outside when it rains (or look out a window) and talk about what color the sky is. What is the rain doing? Is it wet? Talk about how the paint is wet when you use it. Does your child see clouds in the sky?
Step 3 – Tape the rain to the grey plate
Cut blue streamers about 1-2’ long. Tape them to the back of the straight edge of the grey plate (so they hang down).
*Tips for Parents: Kids can easily cut streamers. Hold them flat if necessary and show your child where to cut. Kids can also help tape the streamers down.
Step 5 – Finishing Touches
*Tips for Parents: Hang the plate somewhere visible and use it to talk about the weather. Have your child look outside in the morning and turn the plate with the side facing out that represents the weather for the day.
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