Once Upon a Cloud
Cloud spotting! Clouds are a great source of creative inspiration for stories and drawings. This activity can help your child learn to ‘be in the moment’, a useful skill for self-awareness, emotional regulation, and well-being.
- Blankets and pillows
- Pen, pencil, or crayon
What do you see?
- Find a nice spot outdoors to arrange your blankets and pillows. This can be in the backyard or at the local park.
- Begin by laying with your child on the ground, gazing up and taking a few minutes to relax. This will help spark the imagination.
- Ask your child to count the clouds and think of ways to describe them. For example, are they fluffy, feathery, round, straight, or heavy? Do they resemble anything, such as animals or cartoon characters? Are they moving or changing shape?
- If you’d like, you can use your pen and paper to create a story using the shapes which you have spotted in the clouds.
Improve the Activity
Cloud watching can be even more magical at twilight. Watch as the clouds absorb the colours of the sunset before fading into the night sky.
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