When the wind is too much and too chilly is the day,
Get a book with a craft and stay inside to play!
When the wind kicks up, stop by the library and load up on books about wind and then enjoy the wind at a distance while you are snug as a bug in a rug. If you want to learn about the wind, non-fiction is your friend. If your imagination is ready to fly away, picture books about wind will encourage you!
In The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins, a mischievous wind enjoys playing with the townsfolk by stealing their items to tumble and roll around in the sky.
Read the book with your child and then try some of these activities:
- What does the wind sound like? Listen for the wind and try copying it with your voice. Blow high and low and loud and soft.
- Give your child a straw and let her blow through it–talk about what wind feels like and try blowing different items around the house (yarn, a cotton ball, a rock). Some move and some don’t–talk about why that is.
- Hang wind chimes outside and enjoy the music the wind makes.
- Make a wind sock out of construction paper and streamers (like in our example above). Then find pictures of objects that the wind blew in the picture book and glue them to the “wind” streamers. Hang your wind sock or dance around with it to make the streamers blow.