Letter U is for Umbrella

Want to know what U says?  Scrunch down low by your feet, hold some balloons in your hand and say, "U says, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-" (stand a little taller with each "uh" until your on your toes) "uh-uh-UP into the air!" (and let your balloons fly away).

Today we were visited by an indoor rainstorm . . . 

We took turns standing under the umbrella, being squirted with water, as we sang,

"Rain is falling all around,
On the housetops, on the ground.
Rain is falling on my nose,
On my head and hands and toes."

Watch out! Sometimes the rain slips under the umbrella and gets your nose!

And of course we had to top it off with a fun art project . . .

The supplies . . . 
(I poured the blue paint in a bowl and really watered it down)

The kids then traced the U handle and the little u and covered their umbrella's with U's of all colors and sizes. 

Then it was time to move away the chairs, turn pictures upside down and get messy! I just spooned a little paint across the top of the pictures (which was now the bottom) and the kids used straws to blow the rain all over! It as a huge hit!

For more entertainment, you can always use this method . . . 

Here's a sampling of our stormy letter U umbrella's . . . 

Hold on tight or they might just carry you "uh-uh-uh-uh-up into the air!"

1 comment:

Rebecca & Jeff said...

Love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing! We will be trying it out tomorrow. :)