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Weather Theme

Crafts & Activities
Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes

Crafts & Activities

Make windsocks and whirligigs and watch the wind work. Make sailboats and pinwheels. Make parachutes and take them outdoors to play with.

Place one thermometer in a bowl of warm water and one in ice water, observe and record the differences. Make thermometers with a slider so that children can make the thermometer rise and lower.

Set up a season area or a flannel board scene where children can change the elements depending on the season they want: i.e. have clothes and accessories to dress people or teddy bears. 

Make a seasonal book
Cut and paste pictures to depict activities and clothing for each season.

Umbrella Walk
Talk about umbrellas with the kids.  Ask them what an umbrella is used for (to keep the sun and rain off!).  Open up the umbrella.  How many kids can fit under it?  Is it raining outside?  Go for a walk in the rain and listen to the rain as it hits the umbrella.  Is the sun shining?  Go for a walk and talk about how the umbrella "shades" us from the sun.

Puffy Clouds
Cut out cloud shapes pairs from white paper.  Staple or glue around the edges, leaving an opening to stuff with tissue paper or shredded newspaper.  Close up opening.  Hang clouds with a string from the ceiling.  These can also be made from white felt, stuff and stitched around the edges.

Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes

~ Under Our Umbrella Tree ~
   Tune of:  "This Old Man"

The sun can shine.
The rain can pour.
It won't bother us anymore.
It's cool and dry under our umbrella tree,
Room enough for you and me.

~ I'm a Little Rain Cloud  ~
   Tune of:  "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little rain cloud fat and round 
When it thunders I make this sound. 
Boom! Boom! Boom! Rolling around. 
Splash! The rain comes tumbling down. 

~ Oh My, What Will the Weather Be?  ~
   Tune of:  "Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?"

Oh my, what will the weather be? 
Oh my, what will the weather be? 
Oh my, what will the weather be? 
It will be (rainy, cloudy, sunny, snowy, windy.. ) today. 


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