preschool weather activities

Fun Preschool Weather Activities

Posted on September 28, 2019 : Posted in Legacy Academy
preschool weather activities

Georgia weather gets unpredictable. Sure, we get milder winters than most, but this part of the south also comes with extreme heat, big storms, and the occasional tornado. However, the good news is that Georgia weather provides plenty of learning opportunities for your preschooler. Looking for some fun preschool weather activities that will engage your child’s natural curiosity? Start with the ideas that we’ve listed below.

Color a Weather Journal

Sometimes, the best preschool weather activities are very simple ones. This activity won’t require much effort on your part. You can either buy your child a blank journal or sketchbook, staple some construction paper together, or just use loose-leaf paper. Once a day, have your child draw a picture to represent that day’s weather. Later, your child can look at their pages and observe how the weather changes from day to day. Want to add some pre-literacy practice to this activity? Write a word like “sunny” or “stormy” at the top of the pages and have your child trace over the letters with a crayon.

Create Your Own Tornado

When it comes to preschool weather activities, you can’t beat the tornado in a bottle. You’ll need a couple of two-liter bottles and a bottle connector. Fill one bottle about halfway or ¾ full with water. Then, if you’d like, you can add food coloring or glitter to the water. Then, use the bottle connector to attach the second bottle to the top. Once you’re sure you’ve attached the bottles securely, flip them over and move them in a circular motion a few times. The water will flow in a cyclone pattern.

Windy Day Activities

There are lots of preschool weather activities for windy days. For example, your children can use pinwheels to observe windy weather. You and your children can choose pinwheels together. Additionally, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you might create your own pinwheels out of dowels and paper. However, that version of this activity requires a lot of precise folding and may work better for older children.

Also, your children might enjoy making their own wind chimes. Anything from old keys to soup cans can make great chimes. Additionally, for an easier alternative, look for wind chime kits online or at a craft store.

Snow Cloud Activity

Let’s go back to the easier activities. This snow cloud craft only requires cotton balls, glue, and some dark-colored construction paper. Let your children glue cotton balls to a piece of paper, creating their own “snow clouds.” This craft can help your child learn about snow, but it does more than that. In addition, it also helps young children develop their fine motor skills.

By the way, you can also use the snow activity when you want to teach your children about animals. The cotton balls can just as easily become sheep instead of clouds.

Play Broadcaster

Want to add some make-believe to your preschooler weather activities? Then maybe your child would like to play weather broadcaster. You and your child can decorate a cardboard background together, and then your child can create their own broadcaster persona. This is a great opportunity for you to explain how broadcasters know the weather. In addition, it’s a great opportunity for your child to get creative. However, don’t be surprised if they predict a candy storm in this week’s forecast.

Preschool Weather Activities and Beyond at Legacy

Are you looking for a preschool that goes beyond letters and shapes? Do you want your child to experience fun preschool weather activities, social and emotional growth, and more? Then check out Legacy Academy in Lawrenceville. Our curriculum engages childhood curiosity. Contact Legacy Academy to find out how we can help your child learn and explore.