Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tot School: Weather

This week's Tot School theme was weather. Mother Nature cooperated by giving us a mix of rain, thunder, lightning and sunshine this week!

To study wind, M blew bubbles and played with pinwheels. She was so proud that she could blow the bubbles herself!

We made sun and umbrella puppets, using patterns from our Alphabet Puzzles and More book.

After watching a lightening storm, we painted our own lightning using yellow and white paint on black paper.

We used M's magnetic wooden dolls and took turn dressing them according to the weather. The only one's M really gets are the rain coat and boots, but we still had fun playing with the dolls.

We participated in Open-Ended Art by making clay mosaics.

Mid-week we celebrated J's birthday, and M helped him blow out his candles.

That was all for our weather week in Tot School. This was a pretty light week for us, as I just wasn't up to doing too many activities this week. I had plans to do an Umbrella U for our letter wall, and a counting and sorting activity using paper drink umbrellas, and we may still do those today while the boys are off golfing.

Please be sure you stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what everyone else did in Tot School this week.


  1. Love the puppets! And blowing is such fun! Glad Mother Nature was on your side.

  2. Glad the weather cooperated for your weather week. Very pretty star mosaic.

  3. How fun! The puppets are super cute and look pretty easy to put together. She did a great job coloring them!

  4. I love the open ended art activity! Thanks for sharing! I also liked the thunder painting

  5. Always great ideas!! I have to say that I am EXTREMELY jealous of your rain! I'd LOVE a little bit of it over here in CA. See what you can do about that. :)

    Love the weather unit. I really want to do this with Maddie as she's very interested in what the weather is like when she wakes up.

    Thanks for all the ideas!

  6. How great that the weather cooperated with your weather lessons! Sounds like you had a bit of everything. Love those puppets!

  7. what great ideas you have. love the lightening picture

  8. These puppets are great! It looks like you found a real silver lining in your dark rainy clouds :)


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