Kiddo loves to hear the daily weather report. He always wants to know the chance of rain, the high and low temperatures. He quizzes me every morning on the weather. That's probably my own fault.
When I moved to New York from my lovely home state of California 8 years ago I became obsessed with the weather report. I had moved from an area in which the weather was completely predictable -- no such thing as sudden thunderstorms or 30 degree swings in 24 hours. It rarely dropped below 50 and rarely went above 85 and there was no humidity. Sound luxurious? It was.
Consequently, I rarely watched the weather report in California. Now I feel as though I need to watch the weather report 3 times a day and still I might encounter an unpredicted weather pattern. Well, Kiddo cannot help but be drawn into my obsession -- the fact that temperatures are expressed in numbers entices him even further.
Today Kiddo made his own weather reporting station. You can see the professional-looking version at Blissfully Domestic. Instead of providing pre-fab suns and clouds, I wanted to see what Kiddo might come up with on his own. We simply used a circle divided into quarters and I provided him with a variety of paints and collage materials to choose from. Here it is:
Each day Kiddo moves the clothespin to the corresponding weather represented in one of the quarters. Just in case you were wondering.... Clockwise from top right: sunny, rainy, snowy, cloudy. You are probably concerned that in NY the sunny skies are actually green. Well, it hasn't gotten to that point yet but it will happen when you paint a yellow sun and then cover it with blue paint. I hope the orange raindrop is not a nod to acid rain. yikes.
Bonus blogging moment: if you look closely at the pic you can see the remnants of our birdfeeder. Is it hanging there because it is too cold or I am too lazy to open the window? I leave it for you to decide.