Rain can be such a fun sensory experience for young children. Getting wet, jumping in puddles, and playing with umbrellas are all highly entertaining. Depending on the local climate, rain makes a good storytime theme any time of the year. Here in California, December and January are prime rain months. This is one of two umbrella sets I have. I added beads to it for a fun texture when kids help put the umbrellas up on the flannel board.
Five umbrellas stood by the back door,
The red one went outside, then there were four.
Four umbrellas, pretty as could be,
The blue one went outside, then there were three.
Three umbrellas with nothing to do,
The green one went outside, then there were two.
Two umbrellas not having much fun,
The yellow one went outside, then there was one.
Just one umbrella alone in the hall,
The purple one went outside, and that was all.