I’m so excited to share these free printable Weather Activities for Kids. They’re the perfect way to introduce your little learners to the magic of exploring weather.
With these Free Printable Weather Activities for Kids, your little learners can record the weather daily, learn to read a thermometer and examine trends in local weather over time in an engaging and hands-on way.
These cute no-prep printables are a perfect addition to preschool circle time, morning baskets, or weather unit studies at home and in the classroom.
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Plus, I’ve put together weather songs, weather books, and science experiments for you to explore with your kids as you observe, record, and learn about the weather this year with free printable weather activities for kids.
Weather Thematic Study for Kids
Helping your kids to notice the weather outside is a great way to begin talking about earth science with little learners. Young children can make observations and talk about the weather with relative ease.
Begin by asking if today is sunny, rainy, or windy. This will help your kids to observe the weather and discuss it together.
It’s a great jumping-off point for learning about climate, precipitation, the water cycle, climate change, and all kinds of other fun weather-related topics with young children.
Check out all the fun ways you can use these free printable weather activities for kids to learn about the weather at home and in the classroom this year:
- Circle the picture that matches today’s weather
- Draw a picture of what you think tomorrow’s weather will be
- Color the correct temperature on the thermometer
- “Today’s weather is perfect for…” writing prompt
- Practice writing the date, month, and season
- Keep track of temperature highs and lows for the week
- Record the time of sunrise and sunset
- Write a weekly weather report table to observe trends
How to Create a Kids Weather Map
Studying the weather is a fantastic way to introduce science to your kids at an early age. If your child asks questions like “Why is the sky blue?” or “Why does it rain?”, you have been given a fantastic opportunity to teach your children about science at an early age.
One exciting way to learn about the weather with kids is by creating a weather map together. This creative play activity will indulge your child’s natural curiosity about the weather while teaching them all kinds of important and fascinating things about the weather.
You can use the information gathered with these free printable weather activities for kids to create your own weather map for your town or state together. Draw the online of your city, town, or state.
Then, use what you’ve learned from completing these printable weather reports to draw local weather on the map. Kids can have fun using a variety of art supplies while learning to translate the information in their weather graphs to a visual map.
Weather Books to Read Together
Reading aloud to your kids is one of the most important things you can do to help your kids get ready for reading. Sharing stories about the weather will help your kids fall in love with books and get excited about science too. Here are some of our favorite weather-related books to read:
- The Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature* by Jan and Stan Berenstain
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs* by Judi Barrett
- Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?* by Tish Rabe
- Thunder Cake* by Patricia Polacco
- On a Magical Do-Nothing Day* by Beatrice Alemagna
These are some of our favorite stories! You can learn about weather and all the seasons with the Berenstain Bears, get hungry with spaghetti that falls from the sky in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, taste Mama’s special “thunder cake” in Patricia Polacco’s classic stormy weather tale, and become a weather reporter in Tish Rabe’s early reader.
Sing Weather Songs Together
Singing songs together is a fantastic way to help kids identify speech patterns and learn to memorize through repetition. These weather songs for kids will help your little learners remember all kinds of important facts about the weather. Plus, they’re a whole lot of fun to sing and dance to at home and in the classroom.
- Rain, Rain, Go Away by Super Simple Songs
- Weather Song by The Singing Walrus
- Snowflakes Song by The Kiboomers
Add more fun and movement to your weather lessons by singing and dancing to these fun weather songs together. Play a game of freeze dance or musical chairs for even more fun or simply play these cute songs in the background as you work together on these free printable weather activities for kids.
Weather Experiments to Explore
Learning about the weather is a fantastic way to introduce science to your kids this year. These weather experiments can make learning about the weather together even more fun! Learn how to create your own rain cloud with this fun Weather Science for Kids involving shaving cream and food coloring.
Free Printable Weather Activities for Kids
How are you planning to teach your preschoolers and kindergartners about the weather this year? Adding these free printable weather activities to your lessons can help your little kids learn to observe and record the weather in a way that’s fun and engaging.
Share your own exciting weather activities for kids in the comment section. I can’t wait to read your ideas too.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these free weather printables with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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