Preschool and Kindergarten Weather Activities, Lessons, and Crafts. "April showers bring May flowers." This saying reminds us that rain helps flowers to grow. It also helps vegetables and other plants to grow. Rain is very important. Without it our rivers and lakes would be empty and we wouldn't have enough water to drink. Use our great weather, rain, clouds, and rainbow activities and printables to help your children learn about the water cycle and the many ways that people use water. Our weather unit and lessons also provide opportunities for your children to learn about weather and its effects. With our fun preschool and kindergarten activities and lessons, children will be able to practice many skills—letter recoginition, counting and numbers, science observation and exploration, and writing, as well as expanding their vocabulary and engaging in other literacy activities. Our weather theme is organized in such a way that you can quickly choose the activities, lessons, and crafts that are just right for your children.
With our Weather lesson plans and activities your preschool and kindergarten children will
Extension Activity: Let children choose and sort the clothing and talk about the activities they can do in that type of weather.
Talk about umbrellas with children. Explain that people use umbrellas to keep the sun and rain off. Open up an umbrella and have children see how many of them can fit under it. Go for a walk with children in the rain with the umbrella. Have them listen to the rain as it hits the umbrella. If it's sunny, go for a walk with children and the umbrella and discuss how the umbrella shades them from the sun. After children are back inside make a coffee filter umbrella craft.
Coffee Filter Umbrella Craft (Craft description with step-by-step pictures available inside our KidsSoup Resource Libary)
Wet the circle coffee filter with water. Use a paintbrush to drip watercolors on the wet paper. Let dry. Fold the coffee filter two times. Twist two pipe cleaners together and form in to a cane shape. Insert the pipe cleaner inside the umbrella. Add a stapler to the bottom of the umbrella.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Rain, rain, go away.
Come again some other day.
We want to go outside and play.
Come again some other day.
Rain on the Green Grass
Rain on the green grass,
And rain on the trees.
Rain on the rooftop,
But not on me!
The eency-weency spider
Went up the water spout. (Move hands up while touching index finger and thumb alternately.)
Down came the rain (Move hands down while wiggling fingers.)
And washed the spider out. (Cross arms.)
Out came the sun (Make a circle with arms above head.)
And dried up all the rain.
And the eency-weency spider
Went up the spout again. (Start spider moving up again.)
Science Activity Evaporation
Fill two jars with the same amount of water and mark the level of the water on the outside of the jars. Put a lid on one of the jars. Place the jars in a sunny place for a few days. Discuss with children what happened. Have children note that there is more water gone from the jar without lid and that inside the jar with the lid they can see tiny drops of water. Ask questions like: What happened to the water in the jar with no lid? (The water went into the air. It evaporated.) What happened to the water in the jar with a lid? (The water stayed in the jar, Because of the lid, the water wasn?t able to escape or evaporate.)
Rainbow green and yellow, too.
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Rainbow Salad Snack
Let children make a "rainbow" salad using the following fruits: red strawberries, orange oranges, yellow pineapple, green apples, blue blueberries, and purple grapes. Children will learn the colors of the rainbow while making and eating a delicious and nutritious snack!
Umbrella Tracing Worksheet
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