Are you searching for preschool weather lesson plan ideas? Is a daily weather activity part of your morning circle time routine? Does your child love looking out the window each morning to see what’s happening outside? No matter what your weather instruction needs currently are, the 20+ Weather Lesson Plans for Preschool included in this Weather Unit will be a huge hit with your children! These fun and interactive lesson plans were developed and tested by early childhood educators and parents. They will have your children engaged and excited for weather exploration.

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Materials for the Weather Activity Plans

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How Do You Introduce Weather to Preschoolers?

Whether you are a pre-k teacher, kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun weather theme activities to do with your kids, these lesson plans are the perfect resource for you!

Preschool Weather Theme

The best thing about these preschool weather activities is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive activity plans that are already written for you.

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Another added bonus is that the activity plans require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house. You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the activity plans and print the accompanying preschool activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

What’s Included In These Lesson Plans About The Weather For Preschool:

This printable weather themed lesson plan unit includes many different types of weather lesson plans for preschoolers you to use in your home or classroom. 

With over 20 activity plans to choose from, you can select a few activities you want to use, or include all of them in your weather unit instruction.

The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as book ideas, weather song ideas, and suggested concepts for the theme of weather.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Weather Book suggestions for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.
Detailed weather lesson plans for preschoolers

Reasons You Will Love These Weather Theme Lesson Plans For Preschoolers:

Hands-On Activities:

From preschool craft ideas for weather to fine motor skills activities, these lesson plans are full of hands-on kids learning projects! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy participating in playful learning experiences, sensory play activities, and giving the daily weather report, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning about different kinds of weather!

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Multidisciplinary Activities:

These simple resources contain weather social studies lesson plans for preschoolers, science experiments, weather themed art and craft projects, literacy activities, math games, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

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Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie-cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

  • Make rain clouds with cotton balls to learn about the letter “R”
  • Listen to books like “Weather Words” by Gail Gibbons
  • Play in a sensory bin/tray while discovering the feeling of snow
  • Figure out what to wear in the dramatic play area of your early childhood classroom.
  • So many different fun activities to discover the weather!
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Flexible Activities:

All of the themed ideas can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for whole group circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

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One of the best things about teaching weather is getting to go outside and experience it! These lesson plans can easily be completed outdoors or indoors depending on the weather.

Printable Weather Activities for Kids

More engaging weather themed activities!

What Are 5 Interesting Facts About Weather?

Preschoolers are famous for asking questions. Why does the air feel cold? How do clouds make rain? What is thunder?

Here are some fun facts you can share with your preschoolers to get them asking even more questions!

  1. Sunshine and Rainbows: Preschoolers can learn that sunshine and rain are essential for rainbows to appear. Rainbows are colorful arches formed when sunlight interacts with raindrops in the atmosphere.
  2. Cloud Shapes: Introduce the concept of cloud shapes, explaining that clouds come in various forms like fluffy cumulus clouds or thin wispy cirrus clouds. Encourage them to look up and identify different cloud patterns.
  3. Wind’s Whispers: Help preschoolers understand wind by explaining that it’s like a gentle breeze that they can feel on their faces. You can have fun activities, like blowing bubbles or flying kites, to demonstrate the movement of air.
  4. Thunder and Lightning: Teach the idea that thunder is the sound produced by lightning. You can simplify the concept by explaining that during a thunderstorm clouds bump into each other, creating thunder, and the bright flashes of light are lightning.
  5. Seasonal Changes: Introduce the concept of seasons by explaining that weather changes throughout the year. Help them associate specific weather conditions with each season, like snow in winter, flowers blooming in spring, hot sun in summer, and falling leaves in autumn.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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