Weather Activities for Young Explorers

Weather Activities for Young Explorers from Standard Deviants Accelerate

Weather is all around us every day. Come rain or shine there is always something to see and learn about the weather around us. For this reason weather is a great science topic to study any time of the year.

Weather Activities for Young Explorers

1. Observe the Weather Around You

Spend a day (or a week) observing the weather. You could even make it a short segment of your routine each day. Print out or draw pictures the represent various types of weather such as: sunny, windy, rainy, snowy, thunderstorm, and cloudy. Place a thermometer in a prominent place where you can check it each day. Then record your findings of temperature and observed weather each day.

2. Learn About Rainbows

Read a book like All the Colors of the Rainbow by Allan Fowler with your children. Then help them create a Rainbow Mobile.

Supplies:

  • Large white piece of paper
  • Black marker
  • Tissue paper in all the colors of the rainbow
  • Glue
  • Cereal box (to cut to size and glue the rainbow project on for stability)

Directions:

  1. Draw the lines of a rainbow with black marker on the large white piece of paper.
  2. Tear small piece of tissue paper, like small little balls.
  3. Spread glue on the top line of the rainbow and fill it with little red tissue paper scraps.
  4. Repeat 2 & 3 for all colors.
  5. When the tissue paper rainbow is complete glue it onto a cut out piece of cereal cardboard for stability.
  6. Once the project is dry attached string and hang!

3. Create Your Own Clouds

Read a book like Clouds (Let’s Read and Find Out Science) by Anne Rockwell and study the types of clouds and cloud formation. Using a glass of water, shaving cream, and food coloring you can create a cloud and make it rain.

Directions:

  1. Fill a clear glass with water.
  2. Top the water off with a shaving cream cloud
  3. Drop food coloring on top of the shaving cream cloud until the color begins to rain down into the water.

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