Around Our Schoolroom: Weather

The theme we are currently focusing on this April is weather. It's worked out perfectly since we've experienced everything from a bit snow to sunny and seventy-two degrees! Below are some of the activities that you'd currently find around our schoolroom.  I feel it is important to note that these activities were designed/chosen with my three children (ages 2 - 5) in mind. In addition to our themed units, my five-year-old also works on separate phonics and math curriculums. 

Language - 

rhyming clouds and raindrops - i've made the pdf available here
skills reinforced: rhyming, letter blends, long vowels, sorting

color clouds & raindrops -  i've made the pdf available here
skills reinforced: colors, color names, sorting

weather nomenclature cards -  i've made the pdf* available here
skills reinforced: vocabulary, matching, reading
*pdf includes picture and definition cards for 12 words. you can create your own 3-card-set by printing
the picture cards twice. 

funny phonics puzzle cards via our local library
skills reinforced: short vowel sounds, reading, problem solving

light box weather word spelling with translucent letters - i've made the pdf* available here
skills reinforced: spelling, vocabulary, reading, letter recognition, fine motor
*pdf shown is printed on vellum 

various weather-related worksheets via 2 teaching mommies
skills reinforced: letter recognition, fine motor, logic 


Math - 

raindrop counting activity via prek + k sharing
skills reinforced: fine motor, numeral recognition, counting

clothespin math suns 
skills reinforced: math facts, addition, subtraction, fine motor
*the circles are painted cardboard

weather-themed puzzles via our local library
skills reinforced: fine motor, spatial reasoning, problem solving

sky graph - i've made the pdf available here
skills reinforced: observation, recording data, comparing, counting

Science - 

water cycle activity via prek + k sharing
skills reinforced: knowledge of water cycle, event sequence

tree/season matching printable via the helpful garden
skills reinforced: knowledge of seasons, classifying, comparing, seasonal growth cycle of deciduous trees

weather station via mr. printables
skills reinforced: communication,  vocabulary, observation, recording data
*we've actually been using this printable for the last several months. i used
contact paper to make it sturdier and then attached adhesive magnetic
strips so it's easy to manipulate and display

water cycle puzzle via 2 teaching mommies
skills reinforced: knowledge of water cycle, event sequence, fine motor

cloud nomenclature cards via etc montessori
skills reinforced: observation, comparing, classifying
*these are hung near a large window so the children can compare clouds throughout the day

tornado in a bottle
skills reinforced: vocabulary (vortex/centripetal force), observation, 

Social Science - 

hot/cold weather sorting - pdf via montessori print shop ($1.89)
skills reinforced: sorting, weather knowledge, life skills 

Sensory/Misc - 

sky sensory bin - water beads, squishy light up ball, pipe cleaners, styrofoam pieces
skills reinforced: creativity, fine motor

To see our weather themed crafts and book list click here.

P.S. Check out our homeschool page for more theme units and educational ideas. 

8 comments:

  1. I love this weather unit. I would like to invite you to link up this post on my Money Saving Monday Link Up.

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    1. Thanks! http://www.mrprintables.com has tons of fun well designed activities for kids, it is definitely worth a visit.

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  3. I love this weather post! We are doing weather here, too, although we have had a slower start with our theme! I love the rhyming/color matching rain drop work, and also really was inspired by the clothespin addition memory work! Thanks for sharing! I am going to share your page on my blog facebook page!

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  4. I love this post! Thanks for sharing! I would like to invite you to come link up this post on my Money Saving Monday Link Up.

    Stephanie
    lifesallaboutlittleadventures.blogspot.com

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  5. What fun ways to learn about weather. Love that lightbox!

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  6. How far in advance do you plan out your units?! I am so jealous! You are an AMAZING Mom!!! WOW!!!

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  7. What a lot of good and fun ideas! SO nice for your children. :) Thank you for posting this.

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