In Shorashim, we’ve been playing with the part of the Yonah (Jonah) story where he’s on the boat running away, and a big storm comes. Finally, the sailors throw Yonah overboard and sea is calm again. We’ve explored feeling like a storm inside (really angry), and getting calm again.
Storm/Calm. Storms use big arms, and calm uses little arms.
Making a bottle to shake like a storm.
We’ll keep our storm bottles in Beit Shorashim all year. When a child feels stormy, s/he can shake the bottle and watch the storm until s/he feels calm again. We love seeing if the things inside float or sink, or even stick to the side of our bottles.