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Weather Activities for Primary Students

March 23, 2016 by Emily

Weather Activities for Primary Students

As a primary teacher, it can be tough teaching about weather depending on where you live.  For example, a teacher in Florida might have a hard time describing a “dry climate.” A teacher in Phoenix, Arizona would have a hard time describing “snow.”  As teachers, we have to be very creative when it comes to connecting the concepts of weather with our students.  If you are really innovative, you can bring weather to life right in your own classroom!  You have come to the right place if you are looking for weather activities for your primary students. Scroll down for some of the best ideas from the teachers, homeschoolers, and parents all around the web!

Weather Activities for Primary Students

DIY Thermometer from the Educators Spin on it

Spring Showers Cloud Dough Sensory Bin from Adventures of Adam

Weather Sensory Bin from Fun-A-Day

Plastic Bottle Rain Gauge Experiment from Nurture Store

Seasons Weather Sorting Activity from In the Playroom 

Make Your Own Wind Anemometer from There’s Just One Mommy


Weather Activities for Primary Students

Make a Pinwheel Weathervane from Powerful Mothering

Water Cycle Bag Activity from Syncopated Mama

Weather Around the World Activity from Mama Smiles

Fog in a Bottle from What We Do All Day

How to Build a Hygrometer from Planet Smarty

Leaves and Weather Activities from Sunny Day Family

Weather Activities for Primary Students

Rain Cloud Craft for Kids from The Kindergarten Connection

Weather Dramatic Play Center from Pre-K Pages

What Causes Storms? from Frogs and Fairies

Create Your Own Tornado from Edventures with Kids

Free Water Cycle Activities from Living Montessori Now

Weather Process Art from My Mundane and Miraculous Life

Weather Activities for Primary Students

Whether the Weather: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from The Applicious Teacher

Rain Jar Experiment from One Sharp Bunch

Snow Day from The Applicious Teacher

Want even more weather activities!? Here are some other suggestions from our Primary Teacher Collaboration Group and readers of Education to the Core!

You could discuss clouds, at the appropriate level for your class, and demonstrate how they are made. -Jodi M.

Let the children divide a chart paper in sections and do a group game making themselves the different kinds of weather ,give them materials like cotton,rice colours textured paper or some natural grass etc . So that they can have first hand experience and learning -Sharma A. 

For pre-k, we have a weather bear the students dress each day to correspond to the weather. Then we graph what the weather is each day to see a trend. Students sing a song, “How’s the Weather Today.” On YouTube. -Brandi C.

If you are looking for some weather printables for your students, look no further! I created this resource because I wanted my kids to have real examples and pictures of weather concepts. I made sure to include lots of REAL pictures in my vocabulary cards that are included!  Click to learn more about the writing activities, vocabulary activities, illustrated vocabulary cards, and writing book in this resource!

Weather Activities

Hopefully, you were able to take a few ideas from this post to implement in your classroom during your weather unit!  I would love to see the weather activities you implement in your classroom, so be sure to tag me on Instagram @educationtothecore!  If you liked this post, be sure to share or pin it for your teacher colleagues! If you want to stay updated, be sure to follow me on InstagramPinterestFacebook, and Teachers Pay Teachers to keep up with the latest freebies, tips, and ideas.

Weather Activities for Primary Students