One of our favorite books around here is Little Cloud by Eric Carle. (Pretty much anything by Eric Carle is our fave! ) If you are looking for an easy craft or activity to go along with the Little Cloud book, try out some ink blot cloud shapes!
In the book Little cloud, the little cloud turns into all different kinds of shapes. My kids just love it! I think because we love to look at cloud shapes in real life, too.
Put a few drops of white paint around the enter of the fold. Here is the FUN part! Let your kids fold and press down.
It will make some LOVELY ink blot shapes!
Here comes the next fun part. Investigate the inkblot shapes and decide what you think they look like. Not everyone will agree on the shapes you see! Try to convince others of your image, too! I loved all of their interpretations of the different shapes. There was always something I would not have noticed.
My kids loved this and wanted to do it again and again!
This is part of the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids. This week’s theme was weather and the focus book was Little Cloud by Eric Carle.
Visit the other participating bloggers this week for more ideas.
Lightning Leap Weather Alphabet Activity (with free printable) – Preschool Powol Packets
Recording and Graphing Weather – Rainy Day Mum
Counting Raindrops Math Game– The Educator’s Spin On It
Sensory Activity- Blowing Clouds with a Straw– JDaniel4’s Mom
Weather I Spy Printable- The Moments at Home
Weather Tracking Printables – Mama Smiles
STEAM Challenge: Little Cloud & Rainbow Blow Painting– Toddler Approved
Rain Comes Down Song with Hand Movements – My Storytime Corner