Cloud Watching: Bucket Emptier Tip

Next time your child needs a little help emptying their bucket try cloud watching.

Cloud Watching: Bucket Emptier Tip for Highly Sensitive Children | Happy Sensitive KidsFor the ultimate calming exercise grab them by the hand and take them outside to watch the clouds. Look up. Ask them what they see floating in the sky.

A soaring dragon?

A soaring dragon?

Do you see my big fat cuddly legless elephant?

Do you see my big fat cuddly legless elephant?

You’ll notice after just a few minutes that they are engrossed in their fantasy world – and calm! To make things even more relaxed lie down on the grass or on a blanket and then use the images you see to make up stories.


About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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9 Responses to Cloud Watching: Bucket Emptier Tip

  1. Pingback: The Power of Nature | Happy Sensitive Kids

  2. We do this a lot! I usually initiate it to make my son not get bored when we are out or at home =) #mysundayphoto


  3. Lovely cloud photos, I see the elephant too πŸ™‚


  4. Coombe Mill says:

    One of my kids would always point out animals in the clouds, sign of a great imagination. All kinds of possibilities in these formations.


  5. I could spend hours laying down watching the clouds

    Thank you for linking up


  6. travelingchristie says:

    Do you know I spend ages in the summer chilling in the garden watching clouds it is so calming, my youngest son loves sitting with me making shapes from the clouds xx


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