10 Fun Weather Activities for Kids

10 Fun Weather Activities for Kids

 When Punxsutawney Phil   poked his head out of his   burrow and DID NOT   SEE his SHADOW, that   meant   spring was right   around the corner. 

As winter comes to an end and the grass starts turning green, it is the perfect time to start a weather unit!
So...Why not bring some weather fun into your classroom to learn more about the ever-changing weather with these integrated weather activities for kids and craft ideas? You can bring weather to life with this weather mini unit, which includes science, writing, math and much more to cover more than just science.

We all know that that integrating science, math, ELA and other subject areas creates a more comprehensive and engaging learning experience, which prepares students for the challenges of the future...even in first and second grade!

So Why a Weather Unit for Kids?

☀️ Teaching kids about weather goes beyond simply learning about meteorology. It helps them understand the world around them and develop critical thinking skills. By studying patterns, children can learn about cause and effect relationships, such as how temperature affects cloud formation or how wind speed influences the movement of objects.

ūüí® Teaching kids about weather fosters their curiosity and encourages them to ask questions about the natural world. It promotes scientific inquiry and helps children develop observation skills as they learn to analyze conditions and make predictions based on their observations.

☔️ Understanding weather is crucial for building resilience and preparedness. By teaching kids about severe weather events, such as hurricanes or thunderstorms, they can learn how to stay safe and take appropriate actions when faced with these situations. Weather education empowers children to become active participants in their communities and make informed decisions regarding their safety and well-being.

Weather Activities for Kids - Printable Fun

Your time as a teacher is valuable and adding one more thing to your plate is not what we want to do. So we have made this easy peasy and included some printables that you can just print and use for your weather unit.

First, we have a sun worksheet where students can update and write interesting facts about the weather. They can use this form throughout the entire unit and write down facts they find interesting. This is a great way to practice sentence writing too.

Also, check out this fun weather booklet where you can transform your students into meteorologists. They can track the weather throughout the unit, fill out the tally chart and graph of the weather, and be a like the weather newscasters on TV too. Grab this printable weather booklet tracker and the WEATHER MINI UNIT here today!

Want to Emphasize and Promote Critical Thinking Skills Integrating Weather?

We have you covered. Students will answer questions like how did you decide what clothes to wear today, what is wind, which includes a science experiment for wind, and so much more. There are differentiated vocabulary cards and activities, too! There is not enough space to show you all the weather activities that ar in this 104 page resource!

Weather Crafts for Kids

Our favorite weather craft is easy to print and use and it open-ended, which allows for differentiation to meet student needs! There are many options included, but our favorite is a Weather Mobile Craft.

Students use the templates to write facts they have learned about each type of weather. Such as sunny, cloudy, tornados, snow, lightning, and more. It can also be used as an end of unit weather assessment.
It can be an ongoing craft idea as well! As students learn about different types of weather, they can write what they learned and as they learn more, add a template until they have learned about all the weather forms.
Our fun umbrella craft (which is also an option) is a great way for students to write what they know about the weather. You can use this as a spring bulletin board idea and a fun assessment for the end of your unit as well OR use it for a weather book report or story summary. Click here to grab this craft today!
Cloud and rainbow strips craft. This craft is also perfect for a spring themed bulletin board. We suggest using different colored paper strips to make the craft more vibrant. Snag this fun craft printable here today.

Weather Science Activities

In addition to printable weather activities for kids we find that adding hands on science experiments are just as important for learning about the weather. Take your teaching to the next level through fun science activities such as 

    • A tornado in a jar

    • Snow storm in a jar

    • Instant ice

    • How clouds make rain

    See directions and more weather science experiments HERE

Teaching kids about the weather is a fun way to learn about the world, develop a plan of what to do in bad weather and storms, and foster a curiosity about the environment. From making weather crafts, to science, writing and no prep weather booklets try out this variety of integrated weather activities for kids this spring.