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WIND

WIND ART

WIND PAINTING

  • Let your child sprinkle a few drops of tempera paint onto a paper plate.\
  • Then help your child take the plate outside and hold it so the wind can blow the paint drops all around to make a Wind Painting.
  • If the wind is not blowing, you could show your child how to create her own wind by blowing air through a straw onto the paint. 
      

WINDSOCKS

  • Let your children decorate small cardboard tubes by gluing on torn pieces of colorful magazine pictures. 
  • Then, help them glue several long pieces of ribbon or thin strips of crepe paper to one end of their tubes.
  • At the other end, make a hanger by poking two holes near the rim and tying on string or yarn.
  • Have your children hang their windsocks outdoors to see which way the wind is blowing their ribbons.

Alternatives:  Have children decorate their windsocks with marking pens, crayons or stickers.


FUN FANS

  • Give each of your children a thin, white paper plate.
  • Set out some crayons, or markers and invite the children to decorate both sides of their plates any way they wish.
  • When they have finished, staple or glue a jumbo craft stick to the back of each plate for a handle.
  • Show your children how to wave the fans back and forth to create a breeze (or wind).
     

WIND CHIMES
 You will need an 8-inch twig for each of your children.

  • Set out the twigs, 10-inch pieces of wire and small metal washers.
  • Show your children how to wrap the end of piece of wire around a washer and the other end around the twig.
  • Have each child attach three to five washers to his or her twig, making sure the washers are about 1 inch apart.
  • Add a yarn hanger to each completed twig.
  • Hang the chimes outside.
  • Let your children listen to the sounds their wind chimes make on a windy day.

WIND ACTIVITIES

WIND WALK
On the next windy day, take your children outside for a walk.

  • Together, look for all the things the wind is moving around.
  • Can you see a flag blowing in the wind?
  • Is there a leaf being pushed along the road?
  • Are the tree branches swaying?
  • Stand still for a moment and enjoy the feeling of the wind blowing across your face.
  • Help children understand that even though the wind is invisible, we can still see the effects of the wind.

BE THE WIND

  • Let your child pretend to be the wind.
  • Place several cotton balls on a table. 
  • Have your child sit or kneel so that he can blow across the top of the table, sending the cotton balls off the table with his breath.

Alternative:  With two children, have them stand on opposite sides of a small table.  Play a game to see who can blow the most balls off the opposite side of the table in one minute.

WIND LANGUAGE

WIND BOOK

  • Have your children help you make a list of all the ways that wind helps us.
  • Later, let each child choose one of these ways to illustrate.
  • Combine all the children’s pictures into a group wind book.
  • Have children take turns reading the book to the group. (Telling what is happening in each picture).

I SEE THE WIND RHYME
Teach your children the following rhyme.

I see the wind when the leaves dance by,
I see the wind when the clothes wave “Hi!”
I see the wind when the trees bend low,
I see the wind when the flags all blow.

I see the wind when the kites fly high,
I see the wind when the clouds float by.
I see the wind when it blows my hair,
I see the wind ‘most everywhere!
                                                Jean Warren
                                                © Warren Publishing House

WIND SCIENCE AND SONGS

WIND SCIENCE ACTIVITIES CAN BE FOUND AT THE Trojan????:DISCOVERY STATION – SPRING DISCOVERIES.

WIND SONGS CAN BE FOUND AT THE Trojan????:MUSIC STATION – SPRING SONGS – WIND SONGS OR KITE SONGS.