April Showers Bulletin Board: The Perfect Rainy Day Activity
Creating Your Rainy Day Display
1. First, begin by selecting which raindrop writing template best meets the needs of your students. Copy onto blue cardstock, and have students respond to the prompt, “On a rainy day….” during Writing Workshop.
2. From there, you will need to copy blank raindrop onto blue card stock and follow the included directed drawing tips to have the students create a rainy scene. (There is also a raindrop template included where the students may just color in the picture. This is a great option for younger students or for those with fine motor difficulties.) When they are finished, have them wash over crayon drawing with blue watercolor as seen in the photo below. I like using paint sponge brushes. See the link at the bottom of this post.
3. After that, the next step is to copy umbrella template and handle onto white card stock. Have students paint with watercolors or use dot art. I used dot art this year because it dries the same day. I read the students a rainy day story while the umbrellas dried, and then they were able to cut them out.
4. Finally, create the “May Flowers!” Copy the mini-tulips onto various colors of card stock, or use Astrobrights for even brighter colors. Follow the teacher tips included to create 3D mini-tulips. If you are interested in the larger tulips as seen in the photo above, check out my 3D Spring Tulips Bulletin Board Bundle , which also incorporates a writing prompt and craft.
Most importantly, have fun with your students creating this rainy day scene!
Here are the affiliate links to products I used to complete this craft…