Rain & Thunderstorms

Here are three simple verbal language activities to share with your children.

For your 2 – 4 year olds

Consider using musical instruments to accent the last three words in each line.

Down come the rain drops SPLASH, SPLASH, SPLASH! (stamp feet on the splashes)
Let’s run for cover, DASH, DASH, DASH!  (run on the spot)
Pitter patter, pitter patter, DRIP, DRIP, DROP! (clap hands in rhythm)
I’m under my umbrella till the raindrops STOP! (put up pretend umbrella)


For older children – share together the following:

by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1895)

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree.
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.


I Like To See a Thunderstorm
by Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893 – 1986)

I like to see a thunderstorm,
A dunder storm,
A blunder storm,
I like to see it, black and slow,
Come tumbling down the hills.

A plunder storm,
A wonder storm,
Roar loudly at our little house
And shake the window sills!



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