Weather and Seasons Homeschool Unit!

There is so MUCH you can do with a unit as broad as weather and seasons! We still have ten more activities to do this week but I was reeeeally sick of taking pictures so they will be unphotographed! lol

I didn’t even take pictures of half of the things we’ve already done!

Here are some of the things we’ve done since last week that I have taken pictures of.

I thought it’d be fun to show what my planning looks like. I typically sit at the computer with a stack of books and read and google and jot down ideas.
So I’m just going to jump in with the pictures and explain a little bit about a few things we did so far.

I love this project of drawing snowflake shapes with glue (on wax paper or foil) and then sprinkling glitter on top. Let the glue dry completely and then peel the snowflakes off. I found this idea online and in a book I have.



I think we’ve all seen this idea in a thousand different places… cotton balls used to make clouds.


We made a few different types of snowmen. One set using popcorn and one set using cotton balls and felt.

We strung up a laundry line and the girls practiced hanging clothes.



I made these felt bodies and the girls had fun dressing them up for the different weather.


We used cotton balls as snow and the girls wore mittens while digging through looking for buried objects.

We buried the same objects in sand and they used a shovel to find them.


We had a weather attire race. (Run and touch the couch after putting on each piece of clothing!)

They loved it 🙂

We talked a LOT about rain and water this week. Spring and rain and all the water experiments were the girls’ favorite part by far.
We took an umbrella outside and used the hose to pretend to play in the rain.




These are popsicles with homophones written on each side. Brooklyn had to match the homophones and then tell me what each word meant. (board and bored, for instance)

Another fraction game. Fractions are a current math time favorite around here.

This was an activity to teach about adjectives and verbs.

These are pictures of types of weather. I’d tell the girls a sentence and they’d pull out the right card.
Like if I said, “I’m going outside and I’m bringing my umbrella.” They’d pull out the rainy card.
After that I had them pick a card and tell me a sentence.

Learning about plural words. When to use s, es, or ies.

We also did quite a few writing lessons. The girls wrote an informative story, a story about a seasonal object, a story about a make believe outting in a certain weather type, and a diamonte poem.

And lastly, here are some of the resources I used this week:

The Usborne book of Everyday Things.
(read about Rain and Rainbows and The Seasons)

Johnny Appleseed (to go along with fall)

The Usborne book of Science Activities
(Disappearing water experiments)

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know
(there was a 10 page section on seasons and weather in there)

The Usborne Children’s Encyclopedia
(Why do the Seasons Change, Weather, and Air and Water)

The Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature

We also have been learning a couple of poems.
This one:
Summer
When it’s hot
I take my shoes off,
I take my shirt off,
I take my pants off,
I take my underwear off,
I take my whole body off,
and throw it,
in the river.
Frank Asch

And this:
Rain on the green grass,
and rain on the trees.
Rain on the rooftop,
but not on me!

And lots and lots of weather related songs.

WHEW!

The books I use for printables:
Superbooks in grades preK, 1st, and 2nd

Some links with activities we have yet to do but sound fun:
Five Senses and Four Seasons Quilt
Wind Vane
Weather Walks

And now if you’ll excuse me…

There was a snowstorm in here and I need to go clean my house!

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