this is a wonderful idea. When i was a kid i alway had a hard time telling the difference in clouds with out looking at a text book love love love this! Cloud inspector (science for kids, weather activity)
so I love this for a Science/Language Arts connection. Jack and The Beanstalk. soak the beans overnight so they swell and sprout more quickly. Plant in soil, insert wooden skewer with castle and clouds (cotton balls) attached at top.
Growing bean plants in CD cases so all the parts can be seen. Have kids write about their finding and act out/ put together a dance describing the life cycle from seed to plant (Movement, writing, science)