Disappearing clouds

I mentioned that I would share with you a few more activities we have been exploring since reading the book “Cloudette” and at this table, the children spent time creating disappearing clouds…

This was an activity that involved writing, drawing, and tracing. Although we did this activity on black construction paper, it can also be easily done on a chalkboard as well…

Our three year olds particularly liked this process. To make a disappearing cloud, you set out black construction paper (or chalk board), white chalk, cups of water, and chalk. I created clouds on sheets of black construction paper ahead of time but you could just let your students draw their own clouds…

The children dip their paintbrushes in the water then trace over the lines of chalk (over the clouds) to make the clouds disappear…

My three/four year old’s enjoyed making the clouds disappear but in the process, they had to come to terms with the idea that once the clouds disappeared, they would be left with nothing but a black piece of paper. They were thinking from the start that they would make a cloud with the chalk to take home with them. Once they made the adjustment, they decided making the clouds disappear was more fun then just drawing clouds…

Super simple to put together and a great process!

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Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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