For this theme consider adding extra construction paper, crayons, and markers in a variety of blue colors, along with the colors of the rainbow.
Provide blue paper, cotton balls and glue for children to create clouds of their choice.
Make Raindrop Art
Sheena W. of Building Blocks Preschool set out this Raindrop Art invitation. Set out watercolor paper for children to create a drawing of their choice using crayons. Once their masterpiece is complete, supply blue liquid watercolor along with an eye-dropper. Children use the dropper to drip the blue watercolor onto the paper. Children can observe the effects of the water resisting the wax from the crayons and the changes to the artwork as the droplets dry.
Children can take on the role of meteorologist in which they will talk about the weather and make weather predictions. Easily set up this invitation to play with the PKPF News Station Dramatic Play Pack. Add Maps, Microphones, pointers, Meteorologist Dress Up clothes, a Video Camera, Photos of different types of weather etc.
Place a Variety of Colored Blocks and Rainbow blocks in your Construction Space this week. Add Blue Sheer Fabric, and Cloud Shaped Felt. Place your construction space near a window this week, and add Acrylic Prism's, or Prism Bricks to the area.
Raindrop Counting Mats
Ten frames are a precursor to learning place value and giving a visual for number sense for preschoolers. You can use these mats in a variety of ways. The educator that shared this photo printed them on vellum to use on the light table and added translucent counters!
Raindrop Count and Clip Cards
This is an engaging activity for preschoolers in which they refine their fine motor skills while practicing one-to-one correspondence and counting skills.
Sort By Color
Set out your math counters in a rainbow of colors for sorting.
Cloud and Raindrop Shape Matching
Match the raindrops to the same shape cloud.
Take a poll-Who likes the rain, who has seen a rainbow
Sheena W. of Building Blocks Preschool shared this photo of a storm in a jar. Fill the jar about halfway with water, then top off with shaving cream. Provide liquid water colors in blue (or any other colors desired). Encourage children to use an eye dropper to drop the liquid watercolor on top of the shaving cream. Children can observe the watercolors dripping through the shaving cream and into the water at the bottom of the jar.