When I saw this Montessori sky HERE ("Mummy and the Tot" is a Polish blog with many great ideas, so it's worth to use the Google translator to check it!) I knew it's a good inspiration for our weather activity.
- clouds (pillow filling)
- sun (felt)
- snow (some glitter snowflakes Christmas leftovers)
- raindrops (felt)
- lightning (insulation foil)
- rainbow (some felt layers)
- wind (a drinking straw)
- hail (clear and white glass beads)
- sky (roller blind fabric leftovers)
- fog (a piece of white tulle)
- 3-part cards and labels
Each prop was packed in a different type container (boxes, glass jar, plastic bottles) and named with a label (we use the two languages' labels as Mr Frog is bilingual).
When everything was ready I invited Mr Frog to create his own weather sky. And it was a great fun!
He had returned to this activity several times during last weekend. And every time he created something different, asked many questions about how different weather conditions are created in nature.
I created simple weather cards for this activity. Feel free to download them to use with your own weather mat :) (if you would like to share the cards' pdf on your blog please do not publish the file but link to this post for others to download)
You can download PDF file HERE or by clicking the photo below