Recognizing our commitment to children's education, Ready, Set, Learn airs every Friday morning during Good Morning Erie on WJET-TV 24.
As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. This month Ready, Set, Learn lessons give creative ideas for indoor activities that focus on weather.
Paper Plate Umbrellas!
What You Need:
What You Do:
- Large paper plates
- Paint, markers, or crayons
Shake and Paint! What You Need:
- Give each child a paper plate
- Poke a small hole in the middle
- Let the youngsters decorate the backs of their plates with crayons or markers
- When they have finished, have them stick their index fingers up through the holes in their plates to make the umbrellas
- Preschoolers will love parading around the room saying this rhyme:
It's raining, It's raining,
Oh me, oh my!
But our umbrellas will keep us dry!
What You Do:
- Oatmeal container
- Broken crayons or marbles
- Take a large empty Oatmeal container and tape a piece of white paper inside
- Take a couple of broken crayons (or marbles) and dip them in a little bit of washable paint
- Put them inside the container and then put the lid back on
- Now let your child take the container and shake it, roll it on the floor, kick it or whatever to move the crayons around inside
- Then take the lid off and take a look at your new masterpiece!
Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons