Let your child use this chart to be a weather watcher!
paper plate index card pencil crayons or markers paper fastener hole punch
What to do:
- With a pencil, divide the paper plate into four sections. Label each section: sunny, rainy, cloudy, and snowy.
- Invite your child to draw a weather picture in each section.
- Poke a small hole in the center of the plate with the pencil.
- Trim the index card into an arrow shape and punch a hole in one end.
- Fasten the arrow to the plate by poking the fastener through the hole.
- Show your child how she can use the plate to predict or report the weather by moving the arrow to the correct weather condition.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Where should we put the weather plate so everyone can see it?
- Where should we point the arrow when it is sunny? Cloudy? Rainy? Snowy?
- Do you think there can be different types of weather in one day?
- How many times a day should we check the weather?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop observational skills and language skills.