When my husband was young, his mother taught preschool. One thing he mentioned remembering was a weather bear in their basement classroom. A few months after we had a conversation about his childhood weather bear, his mother sent it to me!
But after 30 years of life, Grandma’s Weather Bear was definitely past his prime. The seal of the lamination no longer was tight. The Velcro tape had come off the back, and the sticky residue had somehow left stains that seeped through to the visible side of the bear. It was time for Grandma’s Weather Bear to retire.
Enter: The Reid School’s new weather bear!
We call this weather bear “Berry.” I bought a large set of bear plus clothes clip art to dress our dear Berry, created by Teacher Laura. We printed off our favorite clothes (sized just right for Berry). I used small Velcro dots (affiliate link) to attach the clothing, and felt to attach the bear to the felt board. Magnets could also work for this, if I had a magnet board!
I was going to put the clothing into a file folder to be a “closet,” but I had printed too many clothes! I don’t know how I will fit it. For now, it is in a small box next to the weather bear board.
As my kids and I put Berry together, I started to thinking about you, my blog readers! While I obviously can’t include all the clothing options for all of you (WAY too many!), I wanted to share some with you.
This product includes the weather bear, clothes for five different kinds of weather, and weather cards (in both English and Spanish!). I hope you and your kids have a fun time tracking the weather in your school or home.
Do you track daily weather with your toddler or preschooler?
(Note: If you wish to have more clothing options, purchase Teacher Laura’s more complete image set here.)
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