My Book Of Seasons
Preschool Weather Book
I love this Preschool Weather activity, My Book Of Seasons! We explore Autumn Wind, Winter Snow, Spring Rain and Summer Sun. When all the books were finished we took time to have each Author read their book at Circle Time. To start I pre printed our Season book pages using a simple print shop program, Summer Sun, Autumn Wind, Spring Rain and Winter Snow. Then using construction paper I assemble our book, as they finished a page I added it to their book.
- Shaving Cream
- black paint
- paint scrapers
- silk fall leaves
- white paper
To Create the "Puffy Paint" I mix glue and shaving cream with a small drop of black paint to give it the grey wind color. Then I added it to a try with Paint Scrapers
, First they scraped their wind and then when finished added their Fall Leaves.
A great book to accompany this book is The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
To create our Snow flakes we dipped the bottom of a recycles spool of thread into white paint then finished with glitter!
To create our Spring Rain we used Cupcake Liners for Umbrellas and blue fingerprints for rain.
- white paper
- blue stamp pad
- color cup cake liners
- pipe cleaners cut in half
Start by gluing onto the paper where you would like an umbrella, after placing your liner into the glue add a drop of glue to the center, add the pipe cleaner then fold the liner down into the glue. To create your rain drops simple your finger print in blue ink. In the past I have also used a child's toothbrush dipped in blue paint then they use their finger to splatter the rain drops great effect, a little messy!
I love the way each one designed their umbrellas! A great book to accompany this art Project is Wake up It's Spring by Lisa Campbell Ernst
This was a fun easy way to create a beautiful sun!
To create your sun simply use your hand print start with orange. I had each child make four hand prints turn the paper after each press to form a circle. Then repeat the process with the yellow stamp pad!
To finish their book I had them sign their name to the cover! I love to see the pride as they read their books to their friends at Circle Time!
Corn Starch Dough
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the Letter of the Week "T" we whipped up a batch of Shamrock Corn Starch Dough! Quick and easy with only three main ingredients!
- Corn Starch
- Dish Soap
To start I was making a big batch so I used the whole box of Corn Starch. I then added Green Dish Soap this helped to give the green color and it smelled great! For fun I added some glitter, you could also add shamrock confetti or even food coloring to give it more color. As is usually the case with me I made it right before class so I eyeballed it and kept adding water and soap till I got the consistency I was looking for.
To incorporate the Letter of the Week "T"
I put out straws and beads so they could thread the beads and create a pattern. For another fun Shamrock Sensory activity check out the Shamrock Slime