Explore the wonderful world of weather!
This activity is a great place to continue the discussion on types of weather. Discover new trends and terminology with weather through graphing and fine tune observation skills in the process. All you’ll need for this activity is our printable, some colored pencils, markers or crayons, and some weather!
📚Did you know? Meteorology is a science that deals with the atmosphere, weather, and weather forecasting.
☀️ Wild Weather! Weather can change in seconds! Feel free to use this chart multiple times throughout the day to fill it quickly! It may be sunny one moment and cloudy the next!
📰 Who was right? Weather is often predicted ahead of time. Take a look at a newspaper or TV and pay attention to what the meteorologist team predicts what the weather will be like for a certain day - were they right?
For this activity you will need:
Variety of pencil crayons, crayons or markers
Collecting and organizing information
Placing marks on graphs indicating their choice
Print off the free printable available below.
Encourage your child to view the weather every day outside their window and record it on the chart. This is a great way to introduce new types of weather and terminology including cloud types.
Over the course of a week or month, have your child reflect on the graph. What type of weather was most prominent during the recording period? Based on the information presented, what do they think will happen in the next hour, day, or week?
⬆️ For older preschoolers: Introduce new terms and concepts to older children like “prediction”, “meteorologist”, and “forecast”.
⬇️ For younger toddlers: Coloring in the small squares may be a bit more tricky for younger children. Ask them to look out the window and verbally say what they see (sun, cloud, rain etc.) and have them find the image on the paper that matches outside. Next, have them put a sticker beside the image to indicate they’ve recorded it. Continue this process over several days and see which image (or weather type) has the most stickers!
Today was a rainy day, do you think tomorrow will be rainy too?
How do you know it’s going to rain by looking outside?
Can it be sunny, rainy, and cloudy all in one day?
What are the names of tools we can use to predict and measure weather?
What is your favorite type of weather?