Sunday, October 7, 2012
Rain-Themed Preschool Activities
Color By Number
Stories, Music, and Creative Movement
I was in luck that girls' current Kindermusik class is a unit on weather. We had almost a dozen songs about rain and thunderstorms to listen, play instruments, and dance to. Percussion instruments were a lot of fun to use to make sounds of rain and thunder. The girls enjoyed tapping their fingers on aluminum foil like raindrops falling on a tin roof:
We even made our own rain shakers by carefully scooping rice into empty vitamin containers:
The Kindermusik unit also came with a little sticker activity where the girls could build a rainy day scene:
We did a lot of dramatic play - pretending we were raindrops, pretending to put on our rain gear, etc.. My favorite activity of the day was using paper bags for boots and jumping and splashing in 'rain puddles':
When E asked to read some words (yes!), I decided to use some of the words that were in a story we had read earlier about a mouse with leaks in his house: Drip, Drop, Plip, and Plop. Both girls did a good job sounding out the letters and (with a little help) blending them. They thought these words were really funny and had a great time (yes!).
Of course today it's back to being sunny, so I'm glad I jumped on the opportunity for a rain-themed lesson plan on one of our few rainy days. In another month (or less), I'm sure we'll be learning all about snow...
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