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Let it Rain!

Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

It’s a mad dash for shelter as rain sweeps into an urban neighborhood. Where to go? The subway! It’s the perfect place to wait out the wind and weather.

Let it Rain by  Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Follow a group of children as they enjoy the rain and all the wonderful activities of spring.

The Falling Raindrop by Neil Johnson & Joel Chin

A newborn raindrop falls happily from the sky, until he begins to worry about what might happen next.

Rain by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson

As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.

Who likes Rain? By Wong Herbert Yee

As a young girl splashes in the rain, she plays a guessing game with the reader about other living things that enjoy a cloudburst.

Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Lauren Stringer

A child describes all the things there are to do on a rainy day.

The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book by Nancy Tafuri

As clouds amass overhead and rain starts to pour, ten little woodland animals hurry to find shelter. The text counts up as Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, Rabbit, Chipmunk, Woodchuck, Raccoon, Possum, and Red Fox all run for cover–then Skunk squeezes in and makes it 10!

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Jon J. Muth

A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.

Weather chart printable:

https://thecraftingchicks.com/weather-chart-kid-craft/

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Wind and Rain

Wind by Marion Dane Bauer

Easy to understand explanation of wind and how it works.

I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton

Explanations of wind including activities within the book to help children engage with the concepts.

The Wind by Monique Felix

Fun wordless book about a mouse who sees flying things in the sky. He builds a pinwheel out of the paper in the book so he can fly as well.

Willa and the Wind retold by Janice M. Del Negro and illustrated by Heather Solomon.

This is an original story based on a Norwegian Folktale. A beautifully illustrated picture book about a girl who goes to visit the Wind and gets priceless gifts each time she visits.

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

The wind blew, and blew, and blew It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White’s umbrella, Priscilla’s balloon, the twins’ scarves, even the wig on the judge’s head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind.

Splish, Splash, Ducky! By Lucy Cousins

Quack, quack, quack! Ducky Duckling loves playing outside in the rain. He hops with frog, squirms with wriggly worm and splashes with the fishes.

Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette is a little cloud who is looking to do something big. She discovers new friends, new adventures, and her own silver lining.

Cloudette bookmark coloring activity here : https://www.tomlichtenheld.com/childrens_books/images/activity_guides/BookmarkLichtenheld.pdf

The Rain Came Down

Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon captures the mayhem after an unexpected rainstorm.

Drip painting activity https://inspirationlaboratories.com/the-rain-came-down-drip-painting/

Wind activities: http://keepinglifecreative.com/creative-learning/the-windy-day-book-of-week

Water Cycle

All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon, Katherine Tillotson

Water Dance by Thomas Locker

Make a shaving cream cloud in a glass of water and add blue dye. See http://www.hookedonscience.org as a reference.

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Rain by Manya Stojic

Make it rain in a jar:  http://www.weatherwizkids.com/experiments-make-rain.htm.

Use cardboard paper towel or toilet paper rolls to make rain sticks. First have the students decorate the tubes with paint or markers. Then help them tape a circle of construction paper to one end and put dry corn, rice, beans or a combination of all three inside. Cover the other end with a circle too and your preschoolers will have a fun musical instrument that sounds like rain.

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