I love the beauty of the parade puppets and pageant sticks!  This year, for only the second time in my teaching career, I am bringing pageantry to our weather time.   First, I talked to the children about what weather sticks we might need – and we went to work painting them.  We are not quite finished but I thought I would share what we have done.   I used white poster board and tempera paint for the images.   I used old flag poles that had been tossed that I had saved from the trash.   I used clear packing tape to attach the pole (that way I can recycle it for next year.)   Here is a song we will sing as the special helper tells us the weather for the day and picks out the appropriate weather stick.


(to the tune of “Bingo”)

Today the sun is in the sky,
And sunny is the weather.
S-U-N-N-Y, S-U-N-N-Y, S-U-N-N-Y
And sunny is the weather.

Other verses:
Today the rain falls from the sky… R-A-I-N-Y
Today the clouds are in the sky… C-L-OUD-Y
Today the fog hangs in the sky… F-O-G-G-Y
Today the snow falls from the sky… S-N-O-W-Y
Today we have to wear a coat.. C-O-L-D



Painting thunder and lightning.


Two children painting a tornado.   (Hope we never choose this one. . .)


Stick taped to the back of the image.   I like to add streamers and ribbons for the full fanfare and joyful parade of weather.
Our rain drops.


The sun.