Our Playful Learning Journey
Wondering About the Weather: An Invitation to Play and Explore Using Our Weather Cards.
Updated: Dec 23, 2022
VIP Subscriber Freebies: Weather cards and weather themed tracing and cutting pages.
What's the weather today?
This is always a favourite question to ask in our house and both girls enjoy looking out the window to see.
They also enjoy changing our weather chart and talking about the changes that happen during the day e.g. now it is rainy, but before it was sunny.
To build on this interest I created a couple of weather themed resources to support their learning in a playful way.
Weather Themed Invitation to Play
This was a fun little set up that encouraged some playful learning about the weather.
This could be set up using whatever weather themed pieces you have already. You could also make some weather themed pieces from cardboard using paint pens or paint and get the children to help e.g. a sun, clouds, lightning bolt.
As part of this invitation I used:
Grimms rainbows (one is plenty)
Grimms weather set (fantastic for exploring the weather through play)
Weather cards (VIP free download)
Loose parts - cotton wool balls, Bauspiel lucite cubes, little gemstones in blue and clear from Pickwick and Spout.
Extend on this invitation by adding a clipboard with some paper and some pencils/crayons to encourage children to draw their own weather symbols and write the words.
Both Miss 3 and Miss 6 enjoyed looking through the weather cards that I made for them. Miss 6 told me that the picture I had chosen for windy looked like a tornado, so I ended up changing the picture. It is a great that they are able to give me feedback like this to help make these resources better for everyone.
Examples of how the loose parts might be used to show the weather:
I am sure that your little learners will come up with all kinds of imaginative play and ideas when presented with a range of loose parts to create the weather.
Weather themed tracing and cutting printable pages
This printable has a range of cutting and tracing pages that vary in difficulty. There are easier weather themed pages for those children just learning to use scissors and cut in short lines, all the way up to curved lines and cutting out shapes.
Print what you need now and save the rest as your child/ren improve in their skills.
The page with the straight lines shown below can be cut apart into strips to make it easier for children to cut. It also helps to tape one end of the strip to the table to support beginners to cut along the lines.
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Thank you for reading this weeks blog post about the weather. I hope you found some inspiration and enjoy using these printables with your own child/ren.
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Until next time ... have fun learning in a playful way!
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