Preschool Storytime: When the Storm Comes

Welcome to Storytime! Kansas spring includes thunderstorms and sometimes tornados. What do you like to do during storms? Linda Ashman’s book When the Storm Comes is about some of the ways people and animals keep themselves dry and safe during a storm.  

Parent Teaching Tips 

Rhyming with children is fun. It also teaches sound awareness and helps develop reading fluency. A great way to begin is with nursery rhymes and songs like the fingerplay I did after the story.  

Sometimes storms can be scary, especially when they are loud. Teaching your kids the facts about what is happening can make them less scary. Here’s a video that explains thunder and lightning 

More Fun 

This page has several experiments about weather, including how to make lightning, making a tornado in a bottle and a water cycle experiment using items you probably already have at home.  

picture of a blue balloon and a spoon                   picture of a water cycle bag taped to a window

 

Explore the power of wind with blow painting.

Wind blow painting! All our favorite weather themed activities (literacy, math, STEM, science, sensory, fine motor). Designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kiddos. #weathertheme #preschool #prek #kindergarten

 

Another fun activity is writing in the clouds 

Cloud writing! All our favorite weather themed activities (literacy, math, STEM, science, sensory, fine motor). Designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kiddos. #weathertheme #preschool #prek #kindergarten

 

Rainsticks have such a soothing sound. Try making one of these to play with. It can also be very calming when you need to shelter from a storm.  

DIY rain stick craft | craft for kids | How to make a rain stick that actually works! || Gift of Curiosity

 

Get moving and have some fun with this simple dance! 

 

I hope you liked the story! Here are some more weather books to read any day, rain or shine. 

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Dawn's favorite thing about being an outreach storyteller is getting young children excited about reading & learning! When she isn't out telling stories or helping you find just the right book at the library, she is reading or using what she's read to enjoy her hobbies. You may see her out with her camera taking pictures or walking her dog Honey. She also loves cooking with the fresh herbs in her garden.