15 June 2009


Such a fun unit to do! There is so much literature with a weather theme and there are so many fun and simple science experiments to do relating to weather that I couldn't wait to get to this unit!

The Cloud Book
Little Cloud
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Make a symmetrical cloud painting by placing drops of white paint on a blue paper, then folding the paper in half, pressing down. Open he paper, add glitter to the paint areas, and there's a white puffy cloud.
Observe the clouds and draw what you see.

Listen to the Rain
Come On, Rain
Use a rain gauge to measure rainfall.
Make it rain and learn about condensation.

Think Cool Thoughts
Learn about evaporation by placing a dish of water in the shade and another in a sunny spot. Put a thermometer alongside the dish to introduce temperature. Observe the dishes and thermometers periodically during the day.

The Snowy Day
Snow Pumpkin
Snow (Good easy reader book.)
Not for the faint-of-heart: Practice writing in the "snow" (using shaving cream).

The Windy Day
Harness the power of the wind and make some fall tree pictures.

All Afloat On Noah's Boat
Rainbow and You
The story of Noah (Genesis 6-9:17)
Turn on the sprinkler and go rainbow hunting.
Make a tissue paper rainbow.

Food as Weather:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The Israelites and Manna (Exodus 16)
Discuss the difference between fantasy and reality stories.

Extreme Weather:
The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane
Hail (Extreme Weather)
Make a storm with a tornado tube and some old bottles.
Make "tornado" art with an old salad spinner

Weather Thematic Unit

The the rest of our kindergarten theme units here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this nice long list of weather books!