Teaching weather to kids is so much fun! It’s a tangible lesson your kids will love learning about. Use these weather theme activities to encourage your kids to explore and learn more about their environment.

Fun hands on activities for preschoolers to learn about the weather

Weather Theme Activities for Kids

We love watching the rain! The kids are so fascinated by the whole process. What a great time to capitalize on that natural curiosity with these weather and rain activities.

Sneak in learning with this set of activities from some of our favorite sites.

Weather Pack | 3 Dinosaurs – Print and learn all about the different types of weather with this printable pack! Your kids will practice letter recognition, number sense, and type of weather vocabulary.

Rainy Day Rhyming Matchups | Preschool Activities Nook – Add these sweet rhyming matchup cards to your literacy centers when you’re learning about the weather, or during spring!

Sensory Activities

Sensory Rain Stick Crafts | Little Bins for Little Hands – Who loves listening to the rain? I know I do! Make your own rainstick with craft materials you already have on hand.

Weather Sensory Bin | Fun-A-Day – Help your kids learn different types of weather with this inviting sensory bin. It’s a great way to introduce new vocabulary too!

Enjoy these crafts and more hands on weather theme activities for little learners


Rain Cloud Suncatcher | Preschool Inspirations – I can’t help but smile when I see this fun suncatcher! It’s so inviting. Grab your craft stash for this rain cloud activity.

Weather Wheel Craft | What We Do All Day – This could not be more inviting! Allow your kids to create their own weather wheel as you study the different phases of a water cycle.

Clouds and Rain Windsock | A Dab of Glue Will Do – Create your own rain themed weather sock with your craft stash. This is a great craft to decorate your classroom or homeschool room during your weather unit!

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Try these STEM activities during your weather unit

STEM Activities

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds | One Little Project – Have you tried this with your kids? It’s a STEM activity MUST! It is a great visual for students too.

Water Cycle in a Bag | Playdough to Plato – This is one of my favorite weather theme activities! Your students will learn many vocabulary words about the water cycle and be able to SEE the different phases of the water cycle in one little bag.

Make a Cloud in a Jar | Gift of Curiosity – Did you know you can make your own cloud? The kids will love this one. You’ll need a couple materials from your kitchen for this activity, but it’s sure to impress.

Water Cycle Discovery Bottle | Little Bins for Little Hands – Yes! Another great way to document and experiment with the water cycle. Talk with your kids about the scientific method too.

We love this water cycle craft featured on @recycleandplay!


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10 hands on weather theme activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners