I planned out about 12 weeks of school during my winter break from work. I had this hole in early March that I kept open for a while. I thought an event or opportunity may open up that would dictate a theme. Nothing did so I said, how about weather? Would you believe then that our Weather Preschool Trays week was a week where nearly EVERY kind of weather occurred where we live!? What a coincidence. I guess it was meant to be!
Take a look back at Weather Tot Trays, or read ahead to see our perfectly varied set of 15 Weather Preschool Trays!
- Cotton Ball Clouds
- Weather Card Game
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Coloring
- Magic School Bus Books
- Packing Peanut & Toothpick “Clouds”
- Snowflake Magnifying
- Bear’s Clothes
- Weather Spinner
- Weather Readers
- Dress for Weather Worksheet
- Shaving Cream Clouds
- Straw Thermometer
- Types of Clouds
- Windy Scene Coloring
- Counting Gems 1-30
Cotton Ball Clouds
- This one is pretty simple! All you need is blue construction paper, some cotton balls (these are old ones!) and a glue stick
- We worked on “stretching” out the cotton balls to look like clouds – and glued them on the “sky”!
Weather Card Game
- I love everything from Life over C’s, including this cool printable weather game she made for another favorite, Playdough to Plato!
- I simply printed this as is in color, and trimmed down the cards. I put the cards in a bin for easy shuffling.
- Finally, for game pieces, I went simple with wooden letter tiles!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Coloring
- What a fun movie – and here you can color in this cool scene!
Magic School Bus Books
- I can’t tell you how much I love our local used bookstore. I have collected so many Magic School Bus books over the past two years! And I am going to get the whole Magic School Bus DVD series soon!
- For weather school we have Kicks up a Storm and Lost in the Snow! If you are looking for something new, The Magic School Bus Presents Wild Weather looks good.
Packing Peanut & Toothpick “Clouds”
- This may be a little random, but I decided to roll with it. Let’s make some modular clouds with biodegradable packing peanuts and toothpicks!
- This is the Snowflake Magnification Match activity from Water, Ice & Snow Preschool!
- This is simply a printout of unique snowflakes in two sizes, and a magnifying glass to take a closer look!
- I printed this cute weather bear from this link – thanks!
- I looked all around for a weather spinner and this one was my favorite! Thank you for the great black & white resource!
- All I added was a brad and pair of scissors. If he wanted to color things in there are markers and such everywhere.
- The Measured Mom’s printables and activities are amazingly good, and this set of four weather emergent readers is wonderful!
- Cute pictures and familiar words make these little books find a home on our bookshelf after this week of school is complete!
Dress for Weather Worksheet
- This is the Brrrr! Clothing Cause and Effect from Education.com!
- We did not do the sheet quite as directed, instead drawing lines from the clothing items to the “window” they best matched.
Shaving Cream Clouds
- We finally got to do this one! Thank you to One Little Project’s Shaving Cream Rain Clouds for inspiration!
- We used a beaker, shaving cream and food coloring for a cool bathtime experiment!
- I love this simple but oh so effective thermometer reading practice from Kids Activities Blog!
- I printed the free printable as is. Then on the tray I added a clear straw, red pipe cleaner, scissors, and the world’s smallest tape dispenser.
- As directed, we taped the straw to the page, then the pipe cleaner became the mercury. Fun!!
Types of Clouds
- What a resource! These amazing cloud cards from the Wise Nest are beautiful.
- I had previously trimmed these, and laminated them so they could be folded OR opened up to reveal the photo of and name of each cloud type.
Windy Scene Coloring
- Here is another of the coloring pages we put out this week!
Counting Gems 1-30
- As we continue our quest to count to 30 (and beyond), this is again the Lakeshore Learning counting math tray with some glass gems!
I swear, I had no idea that in a seven-day period we would have snow, rainbows, and a near 75 degree day. So I didn’t will it to happen and don’t blame me!
We had the cloud cards and such before but it is so much more in depth now. Won’t I just repeat that sentiment over and over! What a fun and interesting theme.
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