Unit Study: Preschool Weather

Target Age Group:

Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K


By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:

  1. Identify and name different types of weather conditions.
  2. Understand the causes and characteristics of various weather patterns.
  3. Recognize the importance of weather in our daily lives.
  4. Develop fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities related to weather.
  5. 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.

Resource List:


  1. “What Will the Weather Be Like Today?” by Paul Rogers – Amazon Link
  2. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett – Amazon Link
  3. “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutchins – Amazon Link


  1. “The Weather Song” by The Singing Walrus – YouTube Link
  2. “Weather” by Harry Kindergarten Music – YouTube Link
  3. “Types of Weather” by Kids Learning Tube – YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts:

  1. Weather Wheel – Create a rotating wheel with different weather conditions.
  2. Sun and Rain Art Project – Use paint to depict sunny and rainy weather scenes.
  3. Cotton Ball Cloud Craft – Create a fluffy cloud using cotton balls.
  4. Snowflake Artwork – Cut and decorate paper snowflakes for a winter-themed artwork.
  5. 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!

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