Reading is such an adventure to do with my kids. I love how reading books with them can open up doors that otherwise wouldn't be available to us. That's why I was excited to jump on board with LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® BOOK SERIES ACTIVITIES BLOG EVENT.
About Our Blog Event
The LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® series of books are a great place to start to cultivate a child’s desire to learn and explore. The LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® series offers books on a wide range of topics for ages 4-9.
I’m teaming up with some really fantastic bloggers to bring you a collection of blog posts dedicated to this wonderful series of books. Each participating blogger has selected a LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® book feature, in a post, along with a related experiment, activity, or craft.
Each post will also include a list of additional resources related to the topic of the book such as additional books, videos, websites, and links to other activities around the web.
If you are a home educator or early education teacher, these books coupled with the activities would make for a great weekly science lesson. To record and document your child’s learning, print out the FREE journal page at the end of this post; print one out for each book/topic you do and you’ll have a nice little journal of what your child did and learned throughout the year (there is a printable journal cover too).
Our hope is that these posts will be a great science resource for parents of preschoolers and early-elementary-age children.
Our Book: Clouds
I choose the Clouds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) book because I grew up being fascinated with the clouds. It was truly one of my favorite things to learn in Science. To this day as an adult, I can spend hours looking at the clouds. All you have to do is look at my Instagram feed to see proof that clouds are still something I'm in awe over.
I have become a huge fan of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books thanks to this event. I had not heard of them before now. However, I am glad that they are a part of my homeschool arsenal now. These books are small enough to maintain my child's interest until the end. Yet, they are big enough that they cover all the key points about the topics each book is about. The illustrations are colorful and BRIGHT. At the end of the book is an activity to do with the kids. Since my kids love Science projects that's a wonderful feature.
My mother-in-law had Zeva create different images of weather. For each image, she was trying to showcase the different kinds of clouds each kind of weather produces. Zeva had fun making the images.
I look forward to reading some of the other books in this series with the kids. Here are some of the books on my list to read with them in the near future.
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)Air Is All Around You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)Bugs Are Insects (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)Hurricane Watch (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)How Do Birds Find Their Way? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Activities To Do About Clouds
I did find other activities that can be done with the kids to help them learn even more about clouds. I hope you and your family find them entertaining and worth doing as well.
You can make your own rain clouds using this DIY Rain Clouds tutorial from The Nerd's Wife.
The smaller kids will have fun coloring these free printable cloud coloring pages from Cool 2 B Kids.
Now you can make your own clouds using this Cloud in a Bottle video tutorial from Math Tutor DVD.
You can watch this video to show your kids the some of the popular cloud formations and why they are created.
Visit the Other Bloggers Posts
Be sure you take the time to visit the other bloggers' posts by clicking on the image below. I'm sure you'll gain many ways to make Science fun and entertaining with your kids.
Talk to me in the comments, please:
Have you read any of these books with your kids yet?