Target Age Group:
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K
By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:
- Identify and name different types of weather conditions.
- Understand the causes and characteristics of various weather patterns.
- Recognize the importance of weather in our daily lives.
- Develop fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities related to weather.
- Gain a basic understanding of weather-related concepts in science and nature.
Schedule: 5-Day Plan
Day 1: Introduction to Weather
- Introduce different types of weather: sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy, etc.
- Discuss how different weather conditions look and feel.
- Read books about weather.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a weather wheel.
Day 2: Sun and Rain
- Focus on sunny and rainy weather.
- Learn about the sun’s role in causing different weather conditions.
- Read books about sun and rain.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a sun and rain art project.
Day 3: Clouds and Wind
- Explore cloudy and windy weather.
- Discuss how clouds and wind contribute to changing weather.
- Read books about clouds and wind.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a cotton ball cloud craft.
Day 4: Snow and Storms
- Discover snowy and stormy weather.
- Learn about snowfall and the formation of storms.
- Read books about snow and storms.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a snowflake artwork.
Day 5: Weather Watchers
- Explore the role of meteorologists in predicting and reporting weather.
- Engage in simple weather observation and recording.
- Read books about weather watching.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a mini weather journal.
- “What Will the Weather Be Like Today?” by Paul Rogers – Amazon Link
- “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett – Amazon Link
- “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutchins – Amazon Link
- “The Weather Song” by The Singing Walrus – YouTube Link
- “Weather” by Harry Kindergarten Music – YouTube Link
- “Types of Weather” by Kids Learning Tube – YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts:
- Weather Wheel – Create a rotating wheel with different weather conditions.
- Sun and Rain Art Project – Use paint to depict sunny and rainy weather scenes.
- Cotton Ball Cloud Craft – Create a fluffy cloud using cotton balls.
- Snowflake Artwork – Cut and decorate paper snowflakes for a winter-themed artwork.
- Mini Weather Journal – Create a small booklet to record daily weather observations.
Adapt and customize the activities based on the interests and abilities of the preschoolers in your unit study. Have a wonderful time exploring the fascinating world of weather with your young learners!