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Clouds Bring Snow

Clouds bring snow-01


  • pictures of clouds
  • gray fingerpaint (mix white and black)
  • fingerpaint paper
  • stapler
  • white curling ribbon
  • 4" white doilies
  • glue
  • white glitter


What to do

1. Discuss types of clouds and where snow comes from. Look at pictures of clouds.

2. Cut fingerpaint paper into cloud shapes approximately 12" x 15".

3. Encourage the children to fingerpaint on the cloud shapes with the gray paint.

4. When dry, let them staple ribbons and doilies (snowflakes) to the clouds.

5. Paint glue on the doilies and sprinkle them with glitter.

6. Hang the clouds and snowflakes from the ceiling.


More to do

  • Math: On a snowy day, take the children outside and measure the depth of the snow.
  • Science: Chart cloud types or cloudy vs. sunny days.
  • More Science: Pack snow in a glass and let it melt. How much water did it make?


-Sandra Gratias, Dublin, PA

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6
Topic: Holidays
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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