Fun Day Monday

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring………………………

Today is going to be a rainy day but don’t let that get you and your little one down… why not make your own cloud and rain mobile to match the weather!

If you want to make your own mobile you will need the following:

  • Apron for your little one
  • Card (we used blue and white A4 card)
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Glue spreader
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Scrap pieces of blue paper (we used an assortment of wrapping paper)
  • Cotton

and you do the following:

  • Firstly cut a cloud shape out of the card
  • Put the apron on your little one….. this activity involves glue!
  • Let your little one put the glue on the cloud and stick on the cotton wool balls
  • Whilst they do this cut out some large raindrop shapes out of the card
  • Now give your little one the raindrops, the glue and the pieces of scrap paper and let them cover the raindrops in the paper
  • Once everything is dry pierce a hole in the top of each raindrop (we did about 4 raindrops each) and thread through the cotton
  • Make some holes along the bottom of the cloud and attach the raindrops to the cloud

To extend this activity further why not talk about different words related to the rain.

When we did this we came up with:

  • wet
  • splash
  • plop
  • drip
  • pitter patter
  • puddles
  • wellies
  • umbrella