This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to build tolerance of frustration and encourage persistence in building.
- My Inside Weather (Click Here) by Jen Thorpe
- Pictures of various types of weather e.g., sunny, windy, rainstorm, snowstorm
- Construction paper
- Glue or tape
- Writing utensils
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction, and 2 or more participants/players.
- Read the story ‘My Inside Weather’ with your child. Talk about the correlation between emotions and weather.
- Glue weather pictures to construction paper.
- Under each weather picture write the feelings you and your child identify with each of the weather patterns. For example, a picture of sunny weather = joyful, glee, happy, excited or a picture of wind = confused, anxious, distracted.
- Hang your emotion weather chart in your home in a central location. Encourage your child to use it to identify their feelings throughout the day. Role model using the weather chart yourself, “I am feeling frustrated, I feel stormy right now.”