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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.

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

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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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