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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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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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Wind/Air Movement

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

Give the kids straws and various objects (rocks, leaves, spoons, Kleenex, feathers, LEGOs, etc.) and have them try and blow the objects across the table. Before starting, you can have the children predict which objects they will be able to move.

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Seasons

What Makes the Seasons by Megan Montague Cash

Make a “Seasons Circle” which can be found on page 35 of the book “Science is Simple”.

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Seasons Change

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A book of changing seasons by Il Sung Na

Use a magnetic board kit that shows different seasons to explore spring, summer, winter and fall.

Snow Rabbit Spring RabbitMagnetic Season Board

 

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