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Weather Plate


Weather Plate

[20 Minutes]

Let your child use this chart to be a weather watcher!

You'll need:

• paper plate • index card • pencil • crayons or markers • paper fastener • hole punch

What to do:

  1. With a pencil, divide the paper plate into four sections. Label each section: sunny, rainy, cloudy, and snowy.
  2. Invite your child to draw a weather picture in each section.
  3. Poke a small hole in the center of the plate with the pencil.
  4. Trim the index card into an arrow shape and punch a hole in one end.
  5. Fasten the arrow to the plate by poking the fastener through the hole.
  6. 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?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop observational skills and language skills.

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