It was 'National Umbrella Day' on 10th March.
Take the opportunity for a short weather based CST activity.
Discuss the weather and the seasons with clients. Who prefers stormy weather, who likes the cold and snow, or are warm and dry conditions more favoured?
One of the benefits of living in the UK is the changeable weather and the seasons. Ask clients to list as many different types of weather as they can. Use the opportunity for some orientation regarding day, date and season.
Complete these idioms together
It's raining cats and DOGS
As right as RAIN
It'll be a BREEZE
Be snowed UNDER
Break the ICE
Calm before the STORM
Come rain or SHINE
Every cloud has a silver LINING
Fair weather FRIEND
It never rains but it POURS
Steal my THUNDER
Storm in a TEACUP
Take a rain CHECK
Throw caution to the WIND
Feeling under the WEATHER
On cloud NINE
Ask clients to name the 'Shipping Area' they are in?
Does anyone listen to the 'Shipping Forecast' on Radio 4?
Is anyone familiar with the theme tune 'Sailing By'?
Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFdas-kMF74
Does anyone remember the 'Great Storm' of 15th October 1987?
Who was it that said: "Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way; well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't!"
Has anyone ever suffered storm damage or flooding to their property? Or got stuck in a snow drift?
Does anyone remember the floods in the Canton area of Cardiff in 1979?
Here is a picture of Cowbridge Road West under water.
Recite the nursery rhyme 'Doctor Foster' together ....
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain,
He stepped in a puddle,
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again.
Watch the Dawn French 'Vicar Of Dibley' "puddle sketch' together ...
There's also a funny sketch with children choosing the design for the replacement stained glass window, after a tree was blown down onto the church in a storm.
Ask members to identify some famous weather presenters (and other forecasters) ...
Can anyone think of any others?
Does anyone follow their 'Stars'? Ask members to list the twelve 'Signs Of The Zodiac'?
What star sign are members? Maybe read a couple of 'Stars' from a newspaper.
Time for some music to enjoy together as a group ...
MUSIC TO SINGALONG WITH
This one is for dancing to ....
And finally ...
Can members think of any more to play?
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