Today I’m sharing a printable weather busy book we plan on using for our mini weather unit for our preschooler.
With that being said, we plan on keeping this one fairly simple: a load of books from the library, a few activities and experiments, and this busy book.
My main goal is to create more awareness to what’s going on outside, teach some valuable weather vocabulary, and have some convincing conversations about what to wear and what not to wear.
I won’t name names, but a certain four year old has been trying to convince me that she needs to put on her warm sweatshirt because its hot outside… I think a few good books and some fun resources will help me prove my case.
Weather Busy Book
Let’s talk about this busy book. As in most cases, I have put this up in my tpt store if you are interested in using it.
This is a 16 page, science download that teaches children about weather while building fine-motor and problem solving skills.
This weather busy book looks at the following:
- basic weather terms
- basic weather tools
- sunny, rainy, cloudy, partly cloudy, windy, stormy, and snowy days
- appropriate gear/clothes for various weather scenarios
Weather Busy Book Download
If you want to put together this weather busy book for your homeschool or classroom you can get the download through the link directly below.
How to Assemble the Weather Busy Book:
This project is a little prep work up front, but the result is definitely worth it! After you print the pages you will need to laminate them, and cut them in half.
Then you will need to cut out the pieces on the pages that say ‘cut’. (These will be the moveable pieces that your child will attach to the pages.)
Attach the pieces, using clear velcro. (Don’t skimp on the velcro, or the book won’t withstand multiple uses.)
Lastly, put it together in a half 3-ring binder or have it bound at a local print shop. (Mine cost me about $3 to have bound.)
- Purchase, download, and print the ‘Printable Weather Busy Book.’
- Laminate the pages
- Cut the pieces from the “cut” pages
- Velcro the cut pieces to the coordinating page using clear velcro
- Insert the pages into a small, half page binder OR have it bound.
Planning a Preschool or Kindergarten Weather Unit
Preschool is a great time to introduce weather concepts for kids. You don’t have to go super in depth. However, getting them to make daily observations of the weather, then teaching them how to dress and act appropriately is foundational.
This printable weather busy book would be a great addition to a preschool or kindergarten weather unit. Here are a few ideas and books you could also try…
Weather activities for kids:
- FREE Printable Weather Chart
- Rainbow Paper Craft
- Snowflake Alphabet Clipcards (letter recognition)
- Weather play dough Mats
Weather experiments for kids
Picture Books About Weather
As always, reading a handful of great books on a specific topic will broaden your kids knowledge. Weather is no different. Here is a list of some good options to get your started. (I put a star next a couple of my kid’s favorites)
- Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel
- The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins*
- Come on Rain by Karen Hesse*
- Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
- Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna Cole
- Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings by Stan and Jan Berenstain*
- The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
- What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt
- Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton*
- Tornados by Gail Gibbons
More Printable Busy Books
- Animal Habitats Busy Book
- Spring Busy Book
- Summer Busy Book
- Fall Busy Book
- Winter Busy Book
- Christmas Counting Busy Book
- Nativity Busy Book
What science topic is your preschooler or kindergartener learning about?
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