Montessori-Inspired Cloud Unit

Demonstrating a Raincloud (Photo from My Montessori Preschool)

Demonstrating a Raincloud (Photo from My Montessori Preschool)

Isn’t it great to lie on your back in the grass and watch the clouds?! You can create a Montessori-inspired cloud unit and include cloud watching as one of the activities.

Spring, especially April, is a nice time to do a cloud unit if you want to focus on clouds, the water cycle, and rainy weather. Summer is another great time for a cloud unit – especially if you have a dry, grassy spot for cloud watching.

A study of clouds works well as a multi-age unit study for a homeschool. Just choose the activities that are appropriate for your child’s age and ability. Of course, cloud watching is wonderful at any age!

Montessori-Inspired Cloud Printables

ETC Press has free types of clouds cards and booklet (7 types of clouds)

Montessori Community has a free download of cloud cards (8 types of clouds).

Clouds Book (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)

Clouds Book (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)

Montessori Print Shop has a printable clouds book and 3-part cards (12 types of clouds) available inexpensively online.

Montessori for Everyone also has 3-part cloud cards (12 types of clouds) available for purchase online.

Montessori Research and Development has materials on both clouds and atmospheric structure available for purchase for the elementary level.

Moteaco has a copy of “The God Who Has No Hands” Great Lesson, which could work well during a cloud unit.

Montessori-Inspired Cloud Activities

My Montessori Preschool (photo at the top of this post) has activities for naming clouds and demonstrating a raincloud. (I have more information on the demonstrating-a-raincloud activity and the link to the original post from The Moveable Alphabet in Montessori-Inspired Spring Activities.)

About a Girl has a cloud unit.

Making a Cloud Booklet Activity (Photo by Julie at The Adventures of Bear)

Making a Cloud Booklet Activity (Photo by Julie at The Adventures of Bear)

The Adventures of Bear has a number of Montessori-inspired cloud activities and links to resources.

Two Little Seeds  has a Montessori-inspired rain unit.

Discovery Days and Montessori Moments has posts on “C is for Clouds” and “C is for Cloud Paint.”

LaPaz Home Learning made a simple cloud kit/tray.

Counting Raindrops Activity (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Counting Raindrops Activity (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Counting Coconuts has a number of cloud activities in a weather unit (including photo of Counting Raindrops Activity).

Montessori Mom has some cloud activities and links.

Atmospheric Circulation (Image from Montessori Muddle)

Atmospheric Circulation (Image from Montessori Muddle)

Montessori Muddle has information on atmospheric circulation.

Ohio Standards-Based Science Curriculum for Montessori School for Grades 4,5,6  has weather-related topics.

Have you been watching clouds and/or studying clouds this summer?

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