Read to children The Cloud Book by Tomie DePaola (Holiday House). Take children outside to observe clouds and use the book to identify the types they see. Invite children to look for shapes in the clouds and to describe them. Give each child a piece of construction paper and ask him or her to draw at the top of the page an outline of the cloud shape he or she described. Have students glue cotton to fit inside the lines of their shapes. At the bottom of their papers, students can draw themselves looking up at their clouds and complete their pictures with sky, grass, birds, trees, and so on.
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