Weather Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

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You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Weather themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Weather Arts and Crafts

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Sun Rocks
Mix powdered tempera paint with salt or sand and pour it into shaker containers. Give each child a rock that has a smooth surface. Give them Q- tips to use to draw suns on their rocks with white glue. Then let them sprinkle the yellow salt or sand over the glue.

Rain Pictures
Start out with white construction paper and water-based markers. Place the papers out in the rain for 1-2 minutes (you could also spritz with a water sprayer if the rain won’t cooperate). Bring the papers in and blot them dry with a paper towel, leave them to dry thoroughly. The effect is beautiful.

Cloud Collages
Color a picture on blue paper and glue cotton balls for clouds, glue on rick rack for lightning or cut with zig zag scissors.

 

Weather Games and Activities

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Rain Gauge
Put a rain gauge outside to measure the amount of rain or snow.

Weather Books
Check the weather each day and have the children draw a picture of the weather (sunny, raining, cloudy, etc.) in a homemade weather book.

Thermometer
Teach the older children to read a thermometer to check the outdoor temperature daily.

Solar Etching
Place objects on top of a piece of paper. Put the paper in the sun. The light will bleach the paper lighter except for where the object was.

 

Weather Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

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Whistling Wind – Song – Sung to If You’re Happy And You Know It
If you hear the whistling wind cup your ears
If you hear the whistling wind cup your ears
If you hear it in the trees
Making music with the leaves
If you hear the whistling wind cup your ears

If you feel the blustery wind whirl around
If you feel the blustery wind whirl around
If you feel it lift your hair
Like a kite up in the air
If you feel the blustery wind whirl around

Noisy Wind – Song – Sung to The Farmer In The Dell
I like the noisy wind
I like the noisy wind
It roars and mutters (voice loud, then softer)
And shakes and shutters (shake hands tambourine style)
I like the noisy wind

I like the noisy wind
I like the noisy wind
It flaps the flag (flap your arms back and forth)
And rustles my bag (rub hands together briskly)
I like the noisy wind

I See The Wind – Fingerplay
I see the wind when the leaves dance by (dance hands around)
I see the wind when the clothes wave, “Hi!” (wave hand)
I see the wind when the trees bend low (bend arms over and down)
I see the wind when the flags all blow (wave arms high)
I see the wind when the kites fly high (raise arms high)
I see the wind when the clouds float by (wave hand gently)
I see the wind when it blows my hair (lift hair with hands)
I see the wind ‘most everywhere (hold hands out, palms up)

The Playful Wind
The wind came out to play today
It blew the clouds out of its way
It blew the leaves, and away they flew
The trees bent low, and their branches did too

Look Outside – Song – Sung to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?
Is there sunshine, is there rain?
Is wind blowing down the lane?
Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?

Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?
Are there snowflakes falling down?
Are there big clouds floating around?
Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?

What’s The Weather? – Song – Sung to Are You Sleeping?
What’s the weather? ÝWhat’s the weather?
Can you tell? ÝCan you tell?
Is the sun shining? ÝIs the rain falling?
Can you tell? ÝCan you tell?

Dance Like Snowflakes – Song – Sung to Are You Sleeping

Dance like snowflakes, dance like snowflakes
In the air, in the air
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Here and there, here and there

Frost – Song – Sung to The Farmer In The Dell
The frost is on the roof (point hands over head)
The frost is on the ground (point to the floor)
The frost is on the window (make a window with your hands)
The frost is all around (make large circles with hands)

Snowflakes – Song – Sung to Sailing, Sailing
Snowflakes, snowflakes
Falling to the ground
Each one rests so gently
They never make a sound

Snowflakes, snowflakes
Are so pure and white
The special thing about them is
No two are alike

Snowflakes Falling Down – Song – Sung to Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Snowflakes falling down
Falling to the ground
Big white fluffy flakes
That do not make a sound

The Wintery Wind – Song – Sung to Happy Birthday
The winter wind blows
The winter wind blows
It gives me the shivers
From my head to my toes!

The Wind Is Blowing – Song – Sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb
The wind is blowing all around
All around, all around
The wind is blowing all around
All around the air

It Is Raining – Song – Sung to Are You Sleeping?
It is raining, it is raining
On my head, on my head
Pitter, patter raindrops
Pitter, patter raindrops
I’m all wet; I’m all wet

Rain Song – Sung to If You’re Happy And You Know It

First a little drop of rain hits the ground (tap, tap)
Then another drop of rain hits the ground (tap, tap)
Then another and another and another and another
And pretty soon we heard a different sound (splash, splash)

What’s The Weather? – Song – Sung to Oh, My Darling Clementine
What’s the weather, what’s the weather?
What’s the weather everyone?
Is it windy, is it cloudy?
Is there rain or is there sun?

Look Out The Window – Song – Sung to Are You Sleeping?
What’s the weather, what’s the weather
On this (fill in day of week), on this (fill in day of week)
Let’s look out the window
Let’s look out the window
It is (fill in weather condition); it is (fill in weather condition)

It Is Raining – Song – Sung to Are You Sleeping?
It is raining, it is raining
Can’t go out, can’t go out
We’ll have recess inside
We’ll have recess inside
And have fun, and have fun

The Wind Is Blowing – Song – Sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb
The wind is blowing all around
All around, all around
The wind is blowing all around
All around the town

Rain On My Umbrella – Song – Sung to Are You Sleeping?
Drip, drip, drop, drop
Drip, drip, drop, drop
Drip, drip, drop
Drip, drip, drop
Rain on my umbrella
Rain on my umbrella
Never stops
Drip, drip, drop

Weather Song – Song – Sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb
The weather is a funny thing
Funny thing, funny thing
The weather is a funny thing
It changes everyday

Monday is a ______day
______ day, ______ day
Monday is a ______day

The sun was shining bright/The rain was wet and soggy/The clouds were white
and fluffy/The snow was white and light/The wind was strong and cold

 

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