Science -- Weather: Fill the cup with water. Put shaving cream on top for a cloud. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain. Air and Weather unit
Make these simple sensory bottles as a hands-on manipulative to talk about the weather. Great for circle time! I would use this in a kindergarten class. put the children in 5 groups and let them tell class mates what they think about their bottle.
pine needle discovery bottles - Make with the kids at preschool. Add water, pine needles, and glitter to a water bottle and hot glue cap on top. Use different evergreen, so the kids can see the difference. Kind of a 'I Spy' theme
This small outdoor space has several sections with inviting stations for children to explore. A city landscape prop was created in this station for children's pretend play - Puzzles Family Day Care Environment.