My sons love looking up at the clouds and trying to decide what shapes they can see in them. Once, when I picked him up from school, I asked my third grader what he did at recess that day, and he told me that he sat alone all recess. I was concerned until he told me the reason - because the clouds were so beautiful that day, and he just had to watch them. An unusual way to spend recess, but a quite poetic one, nonetheless.
I wasn't familiar with this sweet little book by Eric Carle until recently, but I'm so glad I found it. A little cloud drifts alone and has fun changing itself into all different shapes - animals, airplanes, a clown with a fancy hat. At the end of the story, the little cloud joins its family and brings rain to the town below.
This has the classic Carle art work and simple yet engaging words. It's perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
Story Time Conversations:
- What are clouds made of? What do they look like they are made of?
- What was your favorite shape that the cloud made?
- Pretend to be a cloud. Drift by high in the air. Now make a thunderstorm and rain!