By Kimberly M. Hutmacher
Way up high
In the sky!
Read the story "It
Looked Like Spilt Milk ." Print the poem "Airplane Art" by Kimberly M. Hutmacher. After
reading the poem have the children complete the illustration for the
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a printer friendly version of the poem "Airplane Art."
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Need: Shaving Cream (foam not gel),
Glue, Black paint, Paper plates or cardstock, Bowl
In the bowl mix the shaving cream and glue (use as much shaving cream
as needed and add enough glue so that the mixture is kind of thick and
holds shape). Then add the black paint - just enough to make the
shaving cream/glue mixture gray.
Give each child a paper plate or cardstock and have them spread the
mixture on it. When it drys you should have fluffy gray rain clouds,
just as long as the children don't spread the mixture too thin.
*If you are doing this with younger children watch that they don't eat
the shaving cream. Contributed by: Jamie
Need: blue construction paper, cotton balls
Draw an airplane at one end of the
construction paper. Airplanes are easy to draw they are just 2 ovals
Have children write a message behind the
airplane (horizontally). Large letters with space between the letters
to leave room for the cotton balls. Then glue cotton balls over the
letters to create a puffy cloud message.
Fold a sheet of blue construction paper,
reopen, and lay flat. Squeeze a few dots of white tempera paint on one
side of the fold. Have children close the paper on the fold and gently
press. Open the paper to view your paint-blot cloud.
Blue Skies with Clouds
Give it child a piece of blue construction
paper. Have children pull the cotton ball and glue it at the top of the
construction paper to create cirrus clouds. Glue cotton balls in the
middle of the paper to create cumulus clouds.
Cirrus: Thin, wispy, curly-shaped clouds that
usually form above 18,000 feet.
Cumulus: Puffy clouds. Lumpy clouds that usually have flat bases. Most
cumulus clouds form below 6,000 feet.
Make a Cloud
Need: hot water(not boiling), glass bottle, thin piece of cloth, rubber
band, crushed ice.
Pour hot(not boiling) water into a glass bottle. When the
bottle becomes hot, pour out all but one inch of water. Stretch a thin piece of cloth over the mouth of the bottle and fasten
it with a rubber band. Place crushed ice on top of the cloth. Have
children observe the cloud that forms as the warm air meets the cold.
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It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Language Arts and Art
cloud color page.
Man Who Named the Clouds
All About Clouds
Find out about different types of clouds.
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