Weekly Themes #21 Weather Watching for 3-5 year olds

It’s me, Bibi, and I am watching out for what’s up with the weather.  Is it going to be sunny?  Is it going to rain?  People like to look ahead and make forecasts but the weather always keeps us guessing.  There are some great books about the weather.  Check them out with me!

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Read Together at Home

Here are some books to read together!  You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

English

  • When the wind blew today
    • What did the wind blow on the kite?
    • What is a gnat?
    • Did you see the wind blowing anything today?
  • Rain
    • What do you like to do when it is raining? 
    • Do you like to play outside in the rain?
  • Weather book
    • What was the girl doing when it was hot?
    • How did she feel when it was raining? How do you know that is how she felt?
  • Water dance
    • What noises does the water make?

Spanish

  • Hoy cuando sopló el veinto…
    • ¿Qué soplo el viento en la cometa?
    • ¿Qué es un gnat?
    • ¿Has el viento soplando algo hoy?
  • ¿Cuáles son los colores?
    • ¿Cuáles son los colores del arco iris?
  • Lluvia
    • ¿Qué te gusta hacer cuando llueve?
    • ¿Te gusta jugar afuera bajo la lluvia?

Things to Do Together

  1. What to wear when it is hot? Cold? Now maybe the time to bring out the winter clothes and pack away some of the summer clothes. While doing so, talk about what makes different items suitable for different weather (this could include the fabric it’s made of, what color it is, sleeve length, etc). 
  2. Make a list of things that you like to do when it is hot, like swimming, having a barbeque, playing outside, and things you like to do when it is cold, like drinking hot chocolate, wearing gloves, etc. 
  3. Cloud watching – choose a nice day to lie outside and look up at the cloudy sky. What shapes can you see? Are the clouds moving quickly or slowly? 

Ways to Move Together

  1. Umbrella toss – open an umbrella outside and turn it upside down. Use crumpled paper, pairs of socks or beanbags and see how many you can throw into the umbrella. Try from further and further away – from how far away can you still get it into the umbrella?

Share Together

Reflection Prompts: At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • Did you notice anything new about the weather – how is it changing?
  • Did you learn any new words?

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Weekly Themes #21 Weather Watching for 3-5 year olds
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Weekly Themes #21 Weather Watching for 3-5 year olds

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