We’ve had some rainy and wet days this week, so today we read stories about the rain. One Rainy Day by M. Christina Butler was about a great adventure Little Hedgehog had while trying out his new raincoat, boots, and shiny umbrella. Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson was  funny book about a girl who played outside on a rainy, muddy day. Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre was a beautiful nonfiction picture book with photographs that showed rain in the natural world. Our last book, In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest, told about Baby Duck who did not like to get wet and his wise Grampa who found a solution to Baby Duck’s problem.

Then we made rainsticks from paper towel tubes. We covered the tube with decorated paper, then taped up the bottom. Into the tube, we stuffed some aluminum foil and then poured in bird seed using a “fun” funnel to help with pouring. More tape on the top kept the bird seed inside the tube when we bent them and shook them to hear the “rain” inside.

Some of us wanted a rainstick parade around the library – so we did!


Published by elacroixnhs

Director of Technology, New Hampton School

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