Sun, Rain, and Reading for 6-8 year olds

Sun, rain, and reading is this week’s theme! Bibi loves the sun and reading, and she wants to learn about the advantages of rain to the world. 

Watch the introduction video in English and Spanish and enjoy some read-aloud videos.  

Read Together

You can download the books to read together.

Read these free, sharable books from our friends at Storyweaver about the Sun, Rain, and Reading! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again:


Things to Do Together

Enjoy some of our recommended activities!

  1. Shadow drawing – choose some toys or items to take outside, a piece of paper, and something to draw with. Stand the toys/items next to the piece of paper, so their shadow falls onto the paper. Encourage your child to draw around the outline of the shadow. Take the picture inside and let them add the details and colors to their picture.
  2. Shaving cream clouds! Spray shaving foam on a surface, and draw pictures on it with your finger.
  3. Record the weather every day for a week, note changes in temperature and climate
  4. Make your sundial with a paper plate and stick. Check it every hour to draw where the stick’s shadow falls on the paper plate.
  5. What melts in the sun? Take a muffin tray/paper cups (something you don’t mind potentially being ruined) and put items into each section. Leave outside in the sun, checking back every hour to see any changes.
  6. Learn more with our partner Austin PBS. Use the images in this interactive tool to observe weather conditions. Click Here

Ways to Move Together

Go outside: what shapes can you make with your own shadow?

Time to Share

Reflect on what you read and did at the end of the week.

  • I know more about …
  • I learned…

“There are many benefits to getting some sun and rain, not to mention reading books. All three make for a perfect day in Texas!”

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring.  Meanwhile, keep reading…

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Sun, Rain, and Reading for 6-8 year olds
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