Hi everyone! Hope you had a nice July 4th weekend. Looks like we will be trying to stay out of the heat and smoke again this week – I better start thinking of things to do now!
This week’s theme over at Unplug Your Kids was sky. My girls love to talk about the weather, so I thought I would share some of the weather charts we have made.
This paper plate weather chart is perfect for even the littlest weather watcher. We used die-cut shapes and a cotton ball for the cloud. An arrow attached to a clothespin marks the weather each day. You could also attach an arrow with a brad in the middle of the chart.
Another fun and easy way to show the daily weather is with a magnet chart. The girls drew pictures for 4 types of weather – sunny, rainy, cloudy, and windy. I scanned them into the computer and added text. I am going to print the drawings on magnet paper (which I am apparently out of!) and give this a little spot on our fridge. If you don’t want to use magnet paper, you could just glue your child’s drawings on some thin cardboard (or laminate them) and add a piece of strip magnet to the back.
Finally, if you have a bit of room, you could set up a more detailed weather reporting station. Today I put out a bar graph and a thermometer. The thermometer page is inside a sheet protector and gets colored in with a dry erase marker or overhead projector marker, so we can use it over and over again. I found the thermometer here, and printed it at 130%. We can use the bar graph to practice counting, comparing numbers, etc.