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!
(Note: This post is focused specifically on clouds. I have many more weather activities in my Montessori-inspired weather unit roundup post.)
Montessori-Inspired Cloud Printables
MontessoriSoul has free types of clouds cards.
Every Star Is Different has free cloud formation cards.
Not specifically Montessori but very helpful is the UK Met Office’s free cloud spotting guide.
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.
“The God Who Has No Hands” Great Lesson for elementary-age kids could work well during a cloud unit. A number of sites have resources, including Montessori Commons, Montessori Teachers Collective, Montessori Nuggets, Discovery Moments, and What Did We Do All Day?
Montessori-Inspired Cloud Activities
I have a post with free water cycle printables and Montessori-inspired water cycle activities.
I also have a roundup post with a Montessori-inspired weather unit.
The Guilletots Playful Learning has activities for naming clouds and demonstrating a raincloud.
The original demonstrating-a-raincloud activity is from The Moveable Alphabet.
Montessori Beginnings has a cloud unit.
Nurturing Learning has a number of Montessori-inspired cloud activities and links to resources.
Two Little Seeds has a Montessori-inspired rain unit.
Gift of Curiosity has an activity making a cloud in a jar.
The Pinay Homeschooler has free cloud nomenclature cards and a variety of activities about types of clouds.
Carrots Are Orange has an activity making “clouds” from cotton balls.
Planting Peas has a post with cloud puffy paint.
Just Montessori has a lesson on clouds.
Montessori Mom has some cloud activities and links.
Elaine from Planting Peas has a lesson with cloud activities (“Creation Sky and Water Hands-On Learning Activities”) at Christian Montessori Network.
Montessori Muddle has information on atmospheric circulation.
Have you been watching clouds and/or studying clouds this summer?
Montessori Monday Link-Up
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