- Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, scissors, some crayons, glue and some blue craft foam.
- Start by drawing a big U and the top of an umbrella. Don’t cut them out yet.
- Have your child color the U and umbrella with crayons. Don’t forget that when they are coloring you have the opportunity to teach them about colors!
- While they are coloring cut out some rain drops out of the blue foam. I like using foam for stuff like this because little hands do well with it, and it adds some texture to the craft.
- When they are done decorating their umbrella hand them the other page and have them draw puddles, or clouds or if they are little anything is great, my son drew a boat and a dinghy! At least that’s what he told me 🙂
- Cut out the U and the umbrella.
- Glue on the U.
- Add the umbrella
- Add glue for the rain drops.
- Add them on!
- All done!
” Weather” by Pamela Chanko and Daniel Moreton is the perfect little non fiction book about weather for toddlers and young preschoolers. It’s short and has big interesting photos depicting different weather. Don’t be fooled, it looks like nothing, but trust me little guys will ask you to read it again and again. It’s important that children get read a variety of things, not simply fiction, so don’t be afraid to get your child a simple little non fiction book like this one!
” The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” by My First Taggies Book is a fun little book with the ever popular tags which add an extra level of sensory experience for your little one. The pictures are cute, the rhyme familiar and I liked traveling with this book when my son was little, because of the tags it was a double duty, book and touch toy!