Mum, can we go out to play?

What’s the weather forecast?

It’s lots of fun to keep track of the weather during Spring as it changes all the time. Keeping a daily record will help your child understand symbols, how weather affects what we can do and even how rainbows are made (I’ll leave the technical explanations to you.) You can make fancy fabric and velcro weather charts or you can use a pencil and your child can colour in. Even the rustic approach looks great! Just get out and about and see what’s happening!


If it rains……

there is a still  fun to be had outdoors, you could catch rain water in jars and see whose jar fills up the quickest. get on your wellies (all of you!) and jump, jump, jump.  Pick some daisies and leaves and a few rose petals and pop them in a plastic tub and leave them out to fill with the fresh rainwater to make perfume.

Teach your kids not to moan about the weather but to celebrate it and realise we need the rain to clean our streets, to and help plants grow.  They need to know puddles can’t make themselves!

With the right clothes (check out ebay for waterproof all in ones) rain can be great fun. Parks are open and avaibale whatever the weather, fresh air makes us all, always feel better.

So do try and get out to play each and every day – it blows the cobwebs away


This is a post for the Tots 100 blog hop hosted by World s Apart. Do take a look there are some wondeful ideas for outdoor play.



  1. May 30, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    I love your weekly weather chart! I’ll be doing one of those.

    Found you via the blog hop xx

  2. Becky
    May 31, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    Thank you x

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