Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
This is a two-part series on weather related themes:
Part 1: Water, Rain, Storms & Rainbow
Part 2: Wind, Clouds & Weather Words
Types of Wind Patterns ~ discuss words used to describe different wind patterns, such as breeze, windy, gale, storm, hurricane, tornado and typhoon
Weather Words – using index cards, make weather words flashcards and have the child put them in alphabetical order. Another version is to have the child classify them according to type (such as weather words, cloud words, wind words).
Cumulus clouds are the ones that look like fluffy cotton balls in the sky. Use cotton balls as a visual when discussing them. Ask the child what they imagine it would be like to float in the sky on a cumulus cloud or perhaps create a drawing to express their thoughts about it.
Cloud Shapes – go outside and watch the clouds. See how many shapes you can make out from cloud formations.
Air Spinners – take a sheet of paper and rip it into short strips. Have the child release each strip and watch it float or spin downward to discuss how air impacts the direction and speed.
Fly a Kite – flying kites are a great way to enjoy windy days. While flying, you can discuss effects of the wind on the kite and how it moves it, swirls it, forces it up or down, etc. It’s a great way to get hands on experience with the unpredictability of wind.
Video: Up, Up, Up song
Did You Know?: Fog occurs when clouds come down to the ground.
Poem: Who Has Seen The Wind? by Christina Rossetti
Songs & Poems:
National Geographic Young Explorer’s Sept. 2011 issue, has an online story title The Weather Outside discussing daily weather conditions that we can observe (it is the third story so you need to click forward to it using the click button on the bottom right hand). I’m also including the teacher’s guide for that issue, which offers ideas, worksheets and related information to help you facilitate a weather related lesson. Their focused themes are sunny, rainy, windy, cloudy, snowy.