Teach kids about weather and seasons with this complete lesson plan, set of hands-on activities, and additional resources to extend their learning. I use this weather activities packet in English to incorporate reading, writing, math, and science activities, while introducing vocabulary and concepts related to weather. We also have the weather and seasons unit in Spanish! Both packets are great for language development, providing comprehensible input in both listening and reading.
This Weather Packet Includes:
I love the incredible illustrations- these exclusive, original drawings are adorable, and also appropriate for different age levels (for example if using this packet for ages 8-15 ESL students). Middle schoolers do not want cutesey clip art that is made for kindergarteners! Here are the components of the weather unit:
2 Weather Minibooks with picture to color and phrases to trace related to the seasons and common weather vocabulary.
Matching Weather Worksheet with vocabulary and adorable pictures for students.
Draw the Weather
What’s the Weather? to practice reading the weather vocabulary.
Interactive Teacher Reading (with vocab cards), an original, fiction story. Students will cut out their vocabulary words and listen for weather concepts in the story, raising the picture when each is mentioned. The interactive story helps the teacher provide comprehensible input, while the students have aural practice, listening for specific weather-related phrases and vocab words.
Rainbow Coloring Sheet, with written colors.
What is the Temperature? Thermometer Math Activity
I am a Meteorologist! Chart for students to record the weather for 5 days and present to the class.
Stunning Bulletin Board Posters with Weather Vocabulary and Seasons
Graph the Seasons. Class activity, where students work together to graph their favorite weather.
Word Sort: Seasons! (above) For students to expand their learning and practice writing. Students sort the vocabulary into the categories of seasons.
Seasons Minibook, decorating trees according to the seasons.
Hands-On Science Weather Activities. We have included special instructions for your class to explore weather phenomena in 4 hands-on activities.
Here is the complete weather packet in English, to teach your students about weather. Whether they are in kindergarten or elementary students, or if they are older but are ELLs (English Language Learners).
We also have the weather packet in Spanish. I love the vocabulary in context. Kids learn how to describe the weather, use numbers when talking about temperature, name the seasons, and the colors in the rainbow.
Additional Resources that Teach Kids about Weather
Explore “The Reasons for Seasons” by doing a hands-on activity for every season! These activities are paired with the book, and perfect for elementary school kids.
- learn about weather forecasting
- interactive “make a hurricane” activity
- puzzles of satellite weather to assemble
- cards from NASA’s climate kids
- 3D weather watcher game
- and more!
- lots of 3D models of storms and weather phenomenon
- charts on climate change
- climate science lesson plans
- organized by the type of resource (video, lesson plan, web site, game) and by age (K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
This is my FAVORITE site about weather for middle and upper grades. It is packed with information, games, quizzes, and photos about weather, climate, atmosphere, energy, water, plants and animals, and more.