Captivating Clouds takes a serious look at the beauty and wonder floating above our heads almost daily.
Not only will you learn many amazing facts about clouds, but you’ll be inspired to create artwork, tell stories and even daydream a bit!
Several ideas for cloud walks are included, plus other outdoor suggestions like identifying the direction clouds are blowing, creating color charts and even having an observational picnic.
Indoors, try your hand at making several types of clouds through experiments and artwork. Be inspired to learn such things as how clouds were named, how meteorologists use clouds to predict weather, and whether or not clouds effect the temperature.
Fourteen notebooking pages add ease for you and interest for your children. This unit will encourage you to take some time to watch the clouds pass by! And what a beautiful show you’ll see!
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58 pages, e-book
“Studying nature with children is always inspiring, but with this unit you will be encouraged to tackle topics you may not have much previous knowledge of…I highly recommend these well-structured and attractive unit studies…” Read the entire review for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine by Karen Yuen here.
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Links to art, artists, composers, compositions, poetry and literature suggestions:
Artist and Picture Study -
Wheat Fields Under Threatening Skies by Vincent Van Gogh
Passing Clouds by George Inness
Clouds, Lake Superior by Lawren Harris
Cloud Study by John Constable
Composer and Music Study – George Gershwin
Kickin’ the Clouds Away – listen to snippets
The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Recommended Books and Such
These are links to specific titles that we have suggested where we ask you to do your own internet search because of copyright. We’re hoping this will be an acceptable compromise! There are often other books we have suggested to go along with the art, composer or poetry suggestions. They are already included in the “recommended book” section, so we chose not to link them again.
As always, if you come across a great link or additional idea for any of these areas, please let us know and we’ll add it right away!
I’ve pinned some extra ideas to go-along with Captivating Clouds!