Homeschool Workshop: Clouds

Homeschool workshops are easy to host! You can host them at home with siblings or neighbors, with a homeschool co-op, or even a community meeting place. We had a wonderful time at Milestone Family Solutions studying CLOUDS. We offered a fully inclusive environment, blending ages 3-12 and incorporating neuro-diversity (all learning abilities welcome). 

Here is the outline we used -- I hope it inspires your next homeschool workshop!


Remember in an inclusive environment, some of your students may not want to participate, and that is just fine. One of my favorite things about leading workshops with such unique kiddos is to give them a loose outline, and just see what they come up with!

  • VOCABULARY: Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus
    • We used cotton balls to create the different kinds of clouds, then glued them on paper and labeled them
  • SCIENCE: We did a science experiment where we filled jars with water, then topped them with shaving cream -- we then used blue water and eyedroppers to add droplets to the shaving cream clouds, until they started to rain (these are called rain jars and there are many variations online)
  • CREATIVE: We used equal parts shaving cream and glue to make puffy paint (then added washable paint to make it gray) next the students used whatever they could find to create their raincloud masterpieces -- they turned out AMAZING!