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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Free Printable Weather Chart for Preschoolers



Are your kids interested in the weather?


Miss Pea (4 yrs) has developed an enthusiasm for learning about the weather, water cycle and seasons. She wants to know everything. Where does water come from and where does it go? How long until Summer? Are snow and hail the same thing? Does frost fall from the sky? What is lightning? Boy, do I have my work cut out for me! 



The weather is a great starting point for introducing preschoolers to the scientific method so I'm a wee bit excited about Pea's interest.


We decided to make a weather chart. Well, it was her idea really. She directed over my shoulder and I think we got it just the way she wanted. 


Each morning without prompting, Pea goes to the door and peeks outside to see how the sky is looking. She chooses the images she thinks most accurately represent the days weather and sticks them on the chart. She can choose up to four a day, throughout the day.

Doing this helps children develop observational skills as they use their senses to notice changes in their environment.


























Charting the weather also supports the development of memory and communication skills as they record findings and describe them to another person at a later time.





The weather here has been fickle here lately which means lots of changes in our environment to observe.



You can download your own chart by clicking on the images below. We are laminating ours. You could also attach magnets or velcro to the chart and weather pictures so you can chart the weather over and over again!



18 comments:

  1. Oh I adore this and what quality. I've just had to chuck my latest one out because of the move (and it was falling apart) so this will come in handy! Thank you!

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    1. Oh I hope it does come in handy for some people :) Thank you!

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  2. Love it & thank you for the printable. Gorgeous- We will be trying it out as of Monday & fingers crossed we come across a rainbow out of all the rain we've been having!
    Oh don't you love 4 yr olds questioning, really gets you thinking about how much you DonT know lol.

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  3. I'll be so glad if you do give it a go Nae. We love ours! And yes, I am completely ignorant on the majority of topics, I've discovered. :)

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  4. Lovely printable, we do something similar and the girls love it! Your outdoors looks wonderful...love those muddy boots!

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  5. What an adorable printable. Children love looking to the sky and watching he weather. I love this and have pinned it a few times actually. :)

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    1. Thanks Kate! We've had lost of fun :)

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  6. This is an adorable printable! Thanks so much for sharing it on Tuesday Tots. I've featured it this week. :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad you like it :)

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  7. This is awesome! We've been using a weather wheel and then recording the results but this is so much easier :)

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