Find over 20 ideas for planning a preschool weather theme below. Be sure to grab your free printable weather word cards at the bottom of the post.
Thunder! Lightning! Snow!
To many adults, the weather can be a rather mundane topic. For kids, though, it is a fascinating subject that yields so many questions!
“Why is the sky blue?”
“Where does snow even come from?”
“Why doesn’t it snow when it’s summer?”
Those are just a few questions I’ve been asked over the years by both my students and my own son. I have to admit, some of their questions have had me bringing out the research because I couldn’t answer them off the cuff. Of course, I’m a bit of a research dork and love learning new things (almost) as much as the kids.
Take advantage of the children’s interest and set up a preschool weather theme for your students. Below you’ll find some great ideas for the theme. I think these activities would be a wonderful fit with other ages, too!
Hands-On Learning with a Preschool Weather Theme
Do you like using themes with your preschoolers? If you’re planning a weather theme, check out the ideas below. Click on the highlighted text below for more information about each idea.
We’ve got science, sensory, literacy, math, art/crafts, and songs for you.
General Weather Fun for the Kids
Weather sensory play (pictured) | Fun-A-Day
Kindergarten & Preschool Weather Chart | Fun-A-Day
Weather books and activities | Brain Power Boy
Free weather-themed printables | 3 Dinosaurs
Homemade thermometer | What Do We Do All Day
Weather sensory bottles (pictured) | Twodaloo
Activities about Rain and Storms
Thunderstorm Art Project (pictured) | Buggy and Buddy
Rainy Days, Clouds, and Puddles | Housing a Forest
Let’s Make Rain: A Pre-Writing Activity | The Educators’ Spin On It
Exploring Raindrops and Clouds | Teach Preschool
How Hard has it Rained? A Preschool Science Investigation | Rainy Day Mum
Thunderstorm science | Learn.Play.Imagine
Simple Evaporation Experiment | Capri + 3
Cloud Activities for a Preschool Weather Theme
Preschool Songs: I’m a Cloud | Growing Book By Book
Explore Clouds and Rain for Fine Motor Practice (pictured) | Mom Inspired Life
Create Your Own Clouds with Preschoolers by Life Over C’s
Cotton Ball Clouds | I Heart Craft Things
Bubble Wrap Clouds | Red Ted Art
Snowy Weather Activities
Symmetrical Snowflake Art and Math | Fun-A-Day
Counting Snowballs | Fun-A-Day
Insta-Snow Winter STEM Activity | Buggy and Buddy
Snow Density Experiment | The Science Kiddo
Super Strong Snow Slime Recipe | Epic Fun for Kids
Windy Weather Ideas
The 3 Little Pigs Wind Science | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Make a Pinwheel Weather Vane | Powerful Mothering
Make a tornado in a bottle | KC Edventures
Easy Breezy Wind Art | Kids STEAM Lab
DIY Wind Car | Stir the Wonder
Have you ever taught a preschool weather theme at home or in the classroom? What activities would you add to this list?
I’m always looking for new ideas to try. Feel free to share more ideas in the comments below! 🙂
Free Printable Cards for a Preschool Weather Theme
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More Early Childhood Ideas You’ll Love
If you’re looking for LESS time spent lesson planning (and who isn’t?!), be sure to pop over to Preschool Teacher 101. We have many early childhood resources, from lesson plans to math activities to literacy ideas and more.
Here are a couple of lesson plans you might like. Each set comes with printable plans, hands-on and multi-sensory activities, whole group ideas, small group activities, center time plans, book suggestions, and related printables. Click on each photo for more information: