Cloud watching can take five minutes, be done almost anywhere and it’s a great way to use your imagination in nature. Cumulus clouds, with their ever changing fluffy cotton wool appearance, are the best for finding shapes.
When my girls and I were lying on our new veranda, gazing at the clouds slowly moving high above us, Miss Possum spotted an elephant in one of them. It really did look like an elephant in the sky. It was spectacular! I spotted one close by and we sat there explaining what our imaginations were forming as each new cloud blew in our direction.
We had to explain which cloud it was and where the parts of the animal’s body were to fully see what the other was seeing. It was lovely. Here’s what we discovered in our clouds.
Extended Learning Activities
- Learn about different types of clouds
- Find about out how clouds are formed
- Find our more about an a animal you saw formed by a cloud
- Search the sky for real animals
When have you last looked to the sky?