This year is our district's first year teaching ELA with the Reading Wonders series. While it is CCSS based and heavy drilling the skills the standards assess, it does include unit themes, something kindergarten (all primary grades, really) used to be very familiar with and have lost over the years. The theme for the past couple of weeks has been Seasons and Weather. This week, our non-fiction text was titled Cloud Watch, so we decided to do a little bit of art and create our own clouds!
First we read the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw and talked about how sometimes clouds can look like objects. I modeled how we were going to create our "clouds" and the kids were SO excited! This is such an easy and fun art project. You would think it would be messy, but it's really not!
Materials: Shaving cream, glue, small cups (purchased in bulk at Sam's Club), popsicle sticks, and blue paper (we used card stock, but I have used plain blue construction paper in the past)
Have students draw the shape of their cloud on their blue paper using a white crayon.
Give them the glue mixture and have them "paint" with it all over their cloud. Encourage them to keep it thick. The glue mixture will dry and the cloud will actually be puffy and kind of 3D!
Let it dry overnight and they can take it home the next day :)
Here is a picture of some of the finished clouds.