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Umbrella Day



Materials:

Umbrellas
Small paper drink umbrellas



Instructions:

1. Send home a note asking that each child bring in an umbrella on the next rainy day.
2. Take a walk on a rainy day. Listen to the sounds of the rain on the umbrellas. Point out all
the different colors and styles of umbrellas that children bring in.
3. To celebrate the day, hand out small paper drink umbrellas (can be purchased at party
stores). If the tips are sharp, break them off first.
More to do
Art: Children can wet paper shaped like an umbrella and paint it with watercolors. Add tissue
paper raindrop shapes.
Math: Graph the colors of umbrellas that come to school.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Outdoors
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Gross Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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