Well, it is anything BUT rainy in my neck of the woods this week. It is sunny and 70 degrees here! But, it will rain soon enough and we will be ready!
- Raindrop, Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison (Practice counting up and down in this beautifully illustrated book)
- Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray (Big pictures illustrate things to do on a rainy day)
- The Puddle by David McPhail (Good transition story into using our imaginations for play)
- A Rainy Day by Sandra Markle (Nice description of the water cycle in a way kids can relate to. Better for older kids.)
- Mud by Mary Lyn Ray (Ray does it again with more big pictures demonstrating how fun it is to play in the mud after the storm!)
Froggy in the Rain: This craft for toddlers was so simple to do. Each child had a clip art frog and umbrella that they glued onto a piece of construction paper. Next, they practiced their hand-eye coordination skills, as well as fine motor skills and made rain dots on the page with a blue marker. Boy, they loved that!
Paper Plate Umbrellas: This is an oldie, but a goodie, that we put our own tweak on by using our dot markers! Cut a paper plate in half, glue on a “J” shaped handle and go to town with the dot markers (like bingo markers) to decorate! The kids loved posing for pictures with their umbrellas over their heads!
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