Welcome to another Story Time post! The weather is drying up a little bit, but during “Rain Day”, it certainly looked like the storm clouds were brewing.
To begin, we sang a few songs including:
Rain Rain Go Away
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (the old man is snoring)
The Eensy Weensy Spider
You could also do:
Mr. Sun, Mr. Sun (please come out and play)
If All the Rain Drops
There were quite a few good rain books at the library, but we narrowed it down to a few favorites.
These are the books we got from the library.
Rain, Rain, Come Again was pretty long, but it was a very engaging story, so the kids stayed pretty interested. In this book, Pooh and his friends go exploring only to be caught in a rain storm. At first they are discouraged, but they quickly find many fun things to do like eating water-soaked berries and jumping in puddles.
Who Likes Rain? is a cute book about the sounds and sights of a rain storm. In the end, the little girl throws off her raincoat and goes jumping in puddles without refrain. Very cute!
I also love the book, Storm Is Coming! by Heather Tekavec. In this book, the animals rush to the barn because “Storm is coming”. They hide in the barn, glad for the rain which will wash away their tracks and the thunder that will scare “Storm” away. The pictures are bright and the characters are funny and the irony of celebrating the storm while hiding from “Storm” is fun for the parents. Unfortunately, the Pooh book was pretty long, so we didn’t read this one, but I might sneak it in during “Team Favorite” day!
For our craft, we made a storm scene with cotton balls (clouds) and squished up blue tissue paper (rain).
Getting Set Up
Paulette, one of our team members, getting the tissue paper ready. We cut the tissue paper into little squares and put them in fairly deep buckets (left over from our Easter event).
Then we put the cotton balls in buckets.
We put some white construction paper and a glue stick at every place setting and covered the buckets up while we read the story. Of course, if you’re inside, you probably won’t have to worry about all that!
Many of the kids used the crayons to add details like houses and trees.
Even the littlest ones enjoyed this craft!
Check out those beautiful creations!
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