He rolls the cube.

What's the weather? Game cube

If it comes up snowy, we toss some cotton balls around. Windy? Switch on the fan! Our camping lantern provides sunny conditions. A spray bottle makes the rain.

It's raining!

His favorite weather is stormy. We crank up the fan, flicker the light, bang a cookie sheet with a spatula, and go crazy with the spray bottle.

He loves this game!

He also had fun jumping over and on construction paper puddles today. Since we’re working on name recognition and spelling, I added our pictures and names to each puddle.

All set for a rain game

He put on his rain boots and I gave him an umbrella.

Jumping on construction paper puddles

He’d shout the name on the puddle and then jump!

Can you find the puddle with your name?

Splash!

Splash!

And we’d sing J-A-C-K-S-O-N to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb every time he jumped on his name.

I’ve really been missing my Phoebe while she’s at school, but I am grateful for this time with Jack. So far, so fun – for everyone.