Based in San Francisco, iteachkids.org is an early childhood education blog by Tiva Lee Samaru. HER posts explore; through videos and other resources - original early childhood education curricula and ideas for enrichment classes, as well as, tips and tricks for classroom management and general childcare.

Cloudy with a chance of rain

Cloudy with a chance of rain

Nothing says rain quite like clouds.

Clouds are magical and are a very important part of the earth's water cycle and a major part of why it rains. Clouds are beautiful to watch and are essential to the atmosphere system of the earth.

In more scientific and complex detail, clouds; help regulate Earth's energy balance by reflecting and scattering solar radiation and by absorbing Earth's infrared energy. They are required for precipitation to occur and as a result are an important part of the hydrologic cycle. They indicate what type of atmospheric processes are occurring i.e surface heating or atmospheric turbulence. They help redistribute extra heat from the equator toward the poles.

The long and short; they are important to us and to our planet.

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With that in mind, we figured clouds would be the perfect start to our rain theme. So with some cotton balls, glue, and string, we crafted up five rain clouds and will show you how we put them to use in our upcoming story time video


Take a look!

So, if you are looking for a simple rain-themed arts and craft project, then feel free to watch our video. You will be able to see the tools we used and our finished product.

Oh Cloudy Day,

Tiva & Randa

Carly Franz

Carly Franz

Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning