Start with first-hand weather explorations—track temperatures, measure precipitation, record forecasts.
Imaginations soar as children hear poetic weather words: prickly heat, dismal fog, brilliant sunshine.
Blend the visual arts, language arts, and science. Encourage children to illustrate and write creative riddles (see Riddle Recordings).
To make riddle cards: Draw pictures of weather scenes on construction paper with Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons. Use Crayola® Glitter Glue for highlights on snow, fog, raindrops, and sun, for example. Dry overnight.
Cut out the pictures with Crayola® Scissors. Glue them on index cards with Crayola® Glue Sticks.
Think up a weather riddle for each picture. Write, or ask an adult to write, your riddle on the back of each card.
To record riddles: Use a tape recorder with a blank tape to record riddles. An adult can help you get started.
After several friends have recorded riddles, take turns listening to the clues. Follow the words on the cards if you can. Look at the pictures to check your answers.
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