Cloud Themed Speech-Language Therapy Unit
Little Cloud, by Eric Carle: The cutely illustrated children's book features a cloud who drifts along the sky while changing into shapes of different things that he has seen in his travels (shark, sheep, trees...). In the end, Little Cloud rejoins his fellow clouds and together they turn into a rainstorm.
Cloud Dough: You can take the play-doh shapes one step further by making your very own cloud dough. This is a great way to incorporate extra sensory input and try a new consistency for 'doh'.
Cloud Spotting: My inner-hippie loves including this activity. If it happens to be a perfectly cloudy day, take the students outside to look at the clouds. Depending on the level you think would be appropriate, you could use the experience to facilitate a variety of linguistic lessons. Work on simply finding clouds; talk about their sizes, shades, and shapes; talk about how they move across the sky (slowly, directionally, etc.).
Little Cloud Art: Put the carrier phrase "My little cloud changed into a __________" onto pieces of blue paper and allow the students to make a cloud accordingly. There are many different options for this activity - either have the children tear or cut out their own shapes from white paper, or provide pre-cut ones for them to choose from them; start with glue and have the student place on cotton balls; use white paint and the the child create a masterpiece.
Get 'Appy with Clouds (iTunes $1.99): I tried a number of different cloud apps, and this was my favorite by far. Simply choose a shape, then fill it in with a combination of different clouds. After you remove the outline (and confirm that you are happy with your creation), save the image into the 'my clouds' index. If you open your cloud from the index, you have the option to email the image, print the image, or, bring the cloud to (virtual) life. With the press of a button, the cloud shape will drift away off to the left of the screen, and reappear on the right. Once it is back to center, the clouds will re-align exactly as you placed them. Push the button a second time and clouds will drift faster. This app is a little gem.