Up in the clouds

Written by: Karen Hart
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What could be more educational than sitting outdoors on a sunny day and looking up at the clouds? Karen Hart suggests creative activities that encourage children to engage imaginatively with the world.



  • The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola (Holiday House)
  • Little Cloud by Eric Carle (Picture Puffin)
  • Are you a Dragonfly? By Judy Allen (Kingfisher Books)
  • In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming (Henry Holt & Company)
  • The Honeybee and the Robber by Eric Carle (Philomel Books)
  • Little Bee by Edward Gibbs (Templar Publishing)
  • The Bad-tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle (Puffin Books)

The days are getting longer and (occasionally) there’s a bit of sunshine to make us all feel ready to go exploring the natural world. What could be a better than going outside, laying on the grass and looking up at a lovely blue sky and some fluffy white clouds? What shapes can they find hidden in the clouds?

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