Montessori Activities at Home: Infant/Toddler to Upper Elementary Exploring Clouds

montessori activities at home. Exploring clouds.

Let’s explore clouds! Clouds are a great example of a topic that can be studied at any age – and helps keep us connected to nature!

Exploring Clouds


  • Watch clouds move.
  • Use your body to show how the clouds move.

montessori activities at home. Child looking at clouds through window.

Early Childhood

Lower Elementary

  • Discuss the different types of clouds and their function in the water cycle.
  • Invite children to use cotton balls and blue paper to create a poster that shows the different types of clouds. See NAMC’s Lower Elementary Physical Geography manual for details.
  • Write a haiku about clouds.

Upper Elementary

  • Encourage students to research the role clouds play in weather forecasting. Invite them to prepare and video their own three-day forecast.
  • Invite students to create their own set of cloud classification cards. See NAMC’s Upper Elementary Physical Geography manual for details about this and other activities about clouds.
  • Conduct a science experiment by making a cloud in a jar!

Visit NAMC to learn more about our Montessori Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary diploma programs and curriculum.

— NAMC Staff

As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community.
© North American Montessori Center – originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

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