Weather Watch Activities and Games

Our new preschool and kindergarten Weather Watch activities provide a great opportunity to introduce your children to the seasons, to learn about the water cycle, and to explore the sun, wind, rain, and clouds. Children will enjoy learning about the weather and how it affects our daily lives. 

Weather Watch Daily Lesson Plans for Preschool and Kindergarten

Preschool Activities: 

Focus: The Weather and the Four Seasons Lesson Plan and Activities

Book Suggestion: Four Seasons Make a Year

Children will learn about the four seasons and that different kinds of weather and temperatures occur during each of the four seasons. They will use manipulatives such as cards that show the different seasons, play board and sorting games, and produce artwork to increase and demonstrate their understanding of the four seasons. 

Preschool Activities: 

Focus: What's the Weather Today? Lesson Plan and Activities

Book Suggestion: Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

Children will learn about different kinds of weather and the terms that describe weather. They will predict, observe, and describe weather. Using weather cards, they will take turns pretending to be weather reporters to tell about the daily weather where they live and to match the clothing they might wear to a particular kind of weather.

Preschool Activities: 

Focus: W for Wind Lesson Plan and Activities

Book Suggestion: Feel the Wind (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Children will learn about the wind. They will explore the characteristics and effects of wind through rhyme, making a Wind-Catcher, using a straw and cotton ball to demonstrate how the wind moves clouds, and reading a fun book. They will also practice writing the letter w and identifying words that begin with sound of w.

Preschool Activities: 

Focus: Rain and the Water Cycle Lesson Plans and Activities

Book Suggestion: Come On, Rain!

Children will learn about why it rains and why we need rain. After listening to the book Come On, Rain!, children will experience the phenomenon of rain through movement and rhyme. They will learn about the water cycle through reading The Little Raindrop emergent reader, listening to a felt story about rain clouds, and creating rain-related crafts, math activities, and language arts activities.

Preschool Activities: 

Focus: Clouds Lesson Plan and Activities

Book Suggestion: Little Cloud

Children will learn about clouds. Through discussion, observation, listening to felt stories, and completing cloud and rain related artwork and crafts, children will become familiar with the different types of clouds and will discover that nimbus clouds are the ones that produce rain.

Preschool Activities: 

Focus: The Sun Lesson Plan and Activities

Book Suggestion:The Sun Is My Favorite Star

Children will learn about the properties of the sun and why the sun is so important to us. Through scientific investigation, children will discover how the sun's heat affects different objects. They will also make sun visors, sun puppets, and a paper plate sun as well as play a letter-matching game on a sun game board.

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