Calling all junior scientists, engineers, explorers, inventors, and the like to dive into fun and easy weather activities.  These weather theme activities you can really do and they really work! Whether you are tackling STEM  in the classroom, with small groups, or in your own home, these science activities are the perfect way to introduce to kids how fun science learning can be!

BEST WEATHER ACTIVITIES FOR ANY WEATHER THEME!

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WEATHER SCIENCE

Science activities, science experiments, and STEM challenges are awesome for young kids!  Kids are naturally curious and looking to explore, discover, check out, and experiment to find out why things do what they do, move as they move, or change as they change!

Our science activities are visually stimulating, hands-on, and sensory-rich for discovery and exploration of simple science concepts for young learners!

Now, I know it says preschool on the top but you’ll find these can be adapted for several grade levels! My son is 9 and we started around 3 years of age with simple science activities for kids. Here’s our very first experiment!

All our weather theme activities and experiments are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!  Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun!  Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!

Provide kids with the opportunity for fun hands-on learning and sensory experience! Build their language skills, and social and emotional skills, as they work with you or others to understand their world through science.

LEARN ABOUT WHAT CAUSES WEATHER

Weather activities are a terrific addition to spring lesson plans but are also versatile enough to use any time of the year especially since we all experience different climates.

Kids will love exploring some of their favorite questions such as:

  • How do clouds form?
  • Where does rain come from?
  • What makes a tornado?
  • How are rainbows made?

Don’t just answer their questions with an explanation, add a simple weather activity or experiment. Hands-on learning is the best way to engage kids, and get them asking questions and observing the world around them. Weather is a huge part of our daily life too!

Kids will really love how hands-on and playful many of these weather activities truly are. You will love all the simple supplies they use! Plus, there’s no rocket science going on here. You can get these weather science experiments set up in no time. Open the pantry cupboards and you are set to go!

These weather activities introduce so many fun concepts revolving around temperature changes, cloud formation, precipitation, and more…

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WEATHER ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL TO ELEMENTARY

SHAVING CREAM RAIN CLOUD

Kids will love this hands-on rain cloud activity with shaving cream! A fluffy mound of white shaving cream makes the perfect cloud ready to rain down in the water below. This easy to set up weather activity uses only three common supplies (one is water) and explores the question, why does it rain?

shaving cream rain cloud activity

TORNADO IN A BOTTLE

Have you ever wondered how a tornado works or how does a tornado form? This simple tornado in a bottle weather activity explores how tornadoes spin. Learn about the weather conditions behind a tornado too!  Making a homemade tornado was one of the first science activities we did!

Tornado in a bottle weather activity

SPONGE RAIN CLOUD MODEL

Where does rain come from? If your kids have asked you this question, this sponge rain cloud weather activity is the perfect answer! All you need is water, a sponge and a bit of simple science information and kids can explore rain clouds indoors or outdoors!

Where does rain come from?

IDENTIFY CLOUDS WITH A CLOUD VIEWER

WATER CYCLE IN A BOTTLE

How does the water cycle work? Make a water cycle discovery bottle to check it out up close! Learn how water cycles through the Earth’s oceans, land, and atmosphere with a simple to make water cycle model.

water cycle in a bottle

WATER CYCLE IN A BAG

The water cycle is important because it is how water gets to all the plants, animals and even us!! Here’s a different variation of the water cycle with an easy water cycle in a bag experiment.

CLOUD IN A JAR

How are clouds formed? Make a cloud you can actually see and learn about the weather conditions that help form clouds? The kids will be amazed by this easy weather activity in a jar.

weather activities for preschool

MAKING RAINBOWS

How are rainbows made? Is there a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow? While I can’t answer about the pot of gold, find out how light and water produce rainbows with this weather activity for preschool.

Making rainbows for weather science

STORMWATER RUNOFF DEMONSTRATION

What happens to rain or melting snow when it can’t go into the ground? Set up an easy stormwater runoff model with your kids to demonstrate what happens.

ACID RAIN EXPERIMENT

What happens to plants when rain is acidic? Set up an easy acid rain science project with this flowers in vinegar experiment. Explore what causes acid rain and what can be done about it.

LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE

Learn about the Earth’s atmosphere with these fun printable worksheets and games.  Find out which layer is responsible for weather we experience on Earth.

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When it comes to doing weather activities for preschool through elementary school, keep it fun and very hands-on. Pick science activities where kids can be involved in the whole process and not just watch you! Make sure to ask them plenty of questions about what they think will happen and what they actually see happening to encourage critical thinking and observation skills!

EASY AND FUN WEATHER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!

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