In the clouds

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By Louise Richmondteaching assistant in a Reception class

Use the clouds as inspiration for activities to try with young children that investigate the world all around us

Girl looking up at the clouds

Activities in this article:

  1. Clouds
  2. What am I?
  3. Bird’s-eye view

Discover more about these activities

Editor of Nursery Education PLUS, Tracey, introduces our ‘Sky high’ themed activities and offers more ideas for exploring the topic with your children:

‘The clouds provide great inspiration for creative ideas and exploring more about the world and weather patterns. You could extend discussions to investigate rainfall and different seasons. Subscribers can access the ‘All-weather Ted’ poster in our web resource bank as well as lots of great themed activities. Don’t forget to try matching the colours and gems in our interactive game, ‘Rainbow jewels’.’

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1. Clouds

Make a cloud diary

Knowledge and Understanding of the World


Development matters: Are curious about the environment (16–26 months); Comment and ask questions about where they live and the natural world (30–50 months).

Early learning goal: Observe, find out about and identify features in the place they live and the natural world.

Group size: Five children.

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