I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities around poetry. This month’s new theme is the Weather and sure to have a lot of variety and fun for everyone. There are a lot of fun things to learn about when it comes to weather like temperatures, thunder, lightning, rain, snow, and so much more!
This month we had a lot of hard decisions to make, once again, at our local library. This is because the month’s theme of weather is a fun one that has so many different avenues to explore. It also fit in that we are also getting into my original 12 unit, 150+ page Weather Detective Curriculum (you can find out more about my Weather Detective Science Curriculum HERE). I planned ahead so that this month we would be doing the chapter on Clouds. To go along with this we selected a few storybooks to go have storybook fun with clouds and had a really fun time reading and getting to know The Cloud Book by Tomie DePaola. Long time readers will know that any Tomie DePaola storybook is a great resource for my children because we all love his work.
The book we chose had lots of great imagery, as any Tomie DePaola storybook does. It takes a really in-depth look at clouds. This fit perfectly with our chapter on Clouds from my Weather Detective Curriculum that we are also learning about. In our lessons and storybook fun we learned about the four major types of clouds: cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and cumulonimbus clouds. Each one is presented in a fun way, and more, in the storybook. Then, in the cloud lesson we got an in-depth look into each cloud’s appearance, how they form, what they are made of and more. To help with this I decided that I needed a fun way to help my children remember their cloud facts.
To help remember all the facts about clouds we learned from my Weather Detective Curriculum and to reinforce the storybook fun, I created this fun and FREE Cloud Wheel. Each type of cloud is pictured on the wheel and multiple facts are provided, hidden under the wheel. As you learn about each of the four types of clouds there are three facts that will help your child or students determine which type of cloud they are looking at in the sky. This fun and interactive cloud identification tool is sure to be a fun way to help your child learn their cloud types.
Would you like to use this fun Cloud Wheel for yourself with your children or students as you learn about the different types of clouds? Then why not download a copy of this Cloud Wheel for FREE by clicking on the instant download link below!
Don’t forget to also download the FREE Poppins Book Nook bookmarks and monthly printable activities too! To do so, please click on the links to download them below:
Monthly Lapbook and Activity Packs:
Would you like to use some of the other fun lapbooks from previous Poppins Book Nook themes? Then please take a look at the fun lapbooks from the past below:
Lapbook Introduction Pack ~ Lapbook March 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook April 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook May 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook June 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook July 2014 ~ Lapbook August 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook September 2014 ~ Lapbook October 2014 ~ Lapbook November 2014 ~ Lapbook January 2014 ~ Lapbook February 2015
Looking for a summary of past themes? Then why not try one of these…
- 2014-2015 Poppins Book Nook Round-Up of Storybook Activities for Kids
- 32+ Books and Activities Taking You To The Laboratory
- 30+ Storybooks and Activities for Fun In the Kitchen
- 30+ Wild West Storybooks and Activities
- 30+ Storybooks and Activities To Explore Space with Kids
- 30+ When I Grow Up Storybook Activities and Resources
Thank you for taking the time to read about the fun we had with the topic of the weather, clouds, and my one of my favorite storybook artists, Tomie DePaola. Here are some other fun themed story books that your child may enjoy for the theme of weather:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – 3 Dinosaurs – ABC Creative Learning – As We Walk Along the Road – Brain Power Boy – Chestnut Grove Academy – Embracing Destiny – Every Bed of Roses – Farm Fresh Adventures –Growing in God’s Grace – Kathys Cluttered Mind – My Bright Firefly – Peakle Pie – Preschool Powol Packets – Pray Species – SAHM I am – Stir The Wonder – Sunny Day Family – Sweet Silly Sara – Teach Beside Me – To the Moon and Back – Tots and Me – Tree Valley Academy – Witty Hoots
Kid’s Meteorologist in the Making Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Kid’s Meteorologist In The Making Bundle. The winner will enjoy two fun weather themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Weather Tracker and National Geographic’s Kid’s Everything Weather (*kindly note that these are affiliate links and your purchase helps to run this book club). These two wondrous weather items can bring your children a fun weather activity or two.
Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s found HERE. Just enter the PromoSimple below to win:
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