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Cloud Chasers

Lying on our backs with Goldi in the grass

We watch the clouds sail by

 

With our artist’s eyes we play “I spy”

And with the wind................. we fly.

 

 

CAFE Objectives

C.  Create: Students use Cloud Dough to scult a cloud.   

A.   Articulate: Students will discuss what their cloud looks and feels like using sensory words.

F.   Finding Connections:  Students will discover the many types of clouds there are. They will                                                           explore all kinds of literature and songs realted to clouds. 

E.  Evaluate:  Students evaluate their art making experience connecting their heart ( how they felt) with their mind ( what they thought and why) to decied if they liked their art. Terrific = Thumbs Up! Just So So = Thumbs in the Middle!  Not so Good = Thumbs down.   Students may then verbalized their reasons for their decision.

Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough

Recipe from Happy Hooligans

"2 Ingredient Cloud-Dough: the ultimate sensory dough!  Cloud dough requires only 2 common household ingredients, and it’s ready in minutes. It smells heavenly, and it’s a delight to run your fingers through!"

In the art room I'm all about homemade sensory play for my little wee bears.  I’ve seen cloud dough on many sites but the happy hooligans is always reliable. And my wee bears don't ever want to stop and put it away!

Add one cup of baby oil to 8 cups of flour.  Stir well.  I used a pastry cutter to mix mine, but a spoon or whisk would be fine.

Transfer your dough to a bin or basin  and it’s perfect for sensory activities and that’s it.  You’re done!

Set out some containers, scoops and molds and let the little ones at it.

Clouds           Great poem to act out!

 

If I had a spoon

As tall as the skyI'd dish out the clouds

That go slip sliding by

Id take them right in

And give them to cook

And see if they tasted

As good as they looked

Dorothy Aldis

 

Wind                      This would be great to add musical tones!

The wind has lots of noises

it sniffs,

it puffs,

it whines,

it rumbles like an ocean through junipers and pine; 

it whispers in the windows

it howls,

it sings,

it hums,

it tells you VERY

PLAINLY

every time it 

comes.

 

~

Aileen Fisher

 

 

Couds           Great Poem to sing or dancel

 

White sheep, white sheep,

On a blue hill

When the wind stops

You all stand still.

 

When the wind blows

You walk way slow

White sheep, white sheep, 

Where do  you go?

`

Christine G. Rossetti

 

 

 

 

Delicious Cloud

Stories

 

This is for the teachers: It's my new hobby collecting clouds!

Read this First!

 

 

 

This is such a delightful experience. The older I grow the more precious becomes the moment.  I suggest you  follow the timing of the children and read "It looked like Spilt Milk" first just so they'd know what it  means by "reading a cloud." invite your wee bears to  use their artist eyes to look at the clouds so they could sculpt and paint one of their own. I suggest you make the cloud dough right in front of them with their wee help. It makes math, reading, and magic occur right in front of them. 

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