Weather

BOOKS WE SHARED

Hello, Sun! by Dayle Ann Dodds, 2005©
Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont, 2006©
Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems, 2008©

Hello Sun Move Over Rover Are You Ready to Play Outside

MYSTERY BOX
Item:  Magnet board weather pieces for “What’s the Weather” (below)
Clue #1:  You hear about it on the TV, radio, and computer
Clue #2:  It’s something that happens outside
Clue #3:  It can change everyday

SONGS, RHYMES, AND FINGER-PLAYS

What’s the Weather?
(Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine)
What’s the weather, what’s the weather,
What’s the weather, everyone?
Is it windy, is it cloudy,
Is there rain, or is there sun?
Credit: Perpetual Preschool

The Rain Song

There are clouds in the sky, oh my my x2

I hope that we’ll all stay dry.
The thunder shakes the ground, oh what a sound x2

I can hear it all around.
Lightning cracks in the sky so black x2

I think we’d better all get back.
Rain’s falling down all over the town x2

I sure hope we don’t all drown!

Credit: Written by Lily Schamp

Sound Activity: Creating a Rain Storm
Tell the kids that “we’re going to make a thunderstorm today!”

The Storm Gathers!
1. Rub your hands together – wind rustling
2. Snap your fingers – raindrops
3. Hit your thighs with your hands – thunder and rain
4. Stomp your feet while you’re hitting your thighs – heavy thunder and heavier rain.

Then the storm quiets…
1. Just hit thighs
2. Just snap your fingers
3. Just rub your hands together.
4. Then all stop because the storm is over (and the rainbow appears!)
Credit: AISD Social and Emotional Learning

It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More
It ain’t gonna rain no more, no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more
Oh no, it’s up to my toe
But it ain’t gonna rain more.

Verses:
Oh gee, it’s up to my knee
Oh my, it’s up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, it’s up to my middle
Oh heck, it’s up to my neck
Oh dread, it’s up to my head, I’m just going to swim on home.

Rain Is Falling Down
(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH (clap once loudly)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH (clap once loudly)
Pitter patter pitter patter (tap legs softly)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH (clap once loudly)
Credit: Storytime Katie

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider
Crawled up the waterspout (crawl fingers up)
Down came the rain (bring arms down)
And washed the spider out (swing arms out to sides)
Out came the sun (arms circle overhead)
And dried up all the rain (arms open and go down)
And the itsy bitsy spider
Went up the spout again (crawl fingers up).
Credit: Childhood

You can repeat this with the “big fat spider”, and the “teeny tiny spider”, making your voice lower and higher respectively

Little Raindrops Falling
(Tune: London Bridge)
Little raindrops falling down, falling down, falling down
Little raindrops falling down, falling to the ground

Bigger raindrops – clap
Giant raindrops – stomp
Credit: King County Tell Me a Story

FLANNEL

Flannel version of Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont.  See more details on my Flannel Friday post.

Move Over, Rover! Flannel

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