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While on a long car trip, my six year old looked out the window and started telling me all the pictures he could see in the clouds. “That cloud looks like a snake. I see a whale! Whoa, Look, that one looks like ice cream!” I looked over at my four year old and asked, “What do you see?” He replied “Nothing.” I asked him about what the clouds looked like and he said, “White.”

I knew right away that this little boy needed to hear Little Cloud by Eric Carle. This book is great for getting kids using their creativity and imagination. As you can guess, it is about a little cloud that takes different shapes through the story. The kids love to guess what shape the cloud will turn into next. This book also talks about the water cycle if you are looking for a good science connection.

Other Books You May Like

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw

Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

Explore My World: Weather by Lisa Gerry

Explore My World Clouds by Marfe Delano

Down Comes the Rain by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley

The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool 


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Little Cloud by Eric Carle

Blue Jello (follow directions on box)

Ready Whip or Cool whip


Clear Plastic Cups

Hungry Children


  1. Make blue Jello following the directions on the box. Once it is set, stir the jello to make it easy for little ones to scoop.

2. Let them scoop blue Jello to fill the bottom of the cup.

3. Add in a little whip cream to look like clouds. Then cover with more blue Jello. Repeat until cup is full.

4. Top off with one more cloud… i mean whip cream dollop. And Enjoy!!!

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