For preschools and kindergartens, supplement a weather study unit with this cute and free printable weather wheel for kids!
Weather observation is one scientific interaction we all have with nature on a daily basis. We wake up, we look out of the window, and we decided what to wear that day. Or we head outside and check the sky to see whether we should bring an umbrella along. Children learn to do it too.
The weather wheel will help children to make their daily observations while giving the activity a scientific twist.
How to Use the Weather Wheel
Attach the weather wheel and the cloud wheel onto the fridge or by a window where you can observe the sky well. Make it a part of the child’s routine to come and adjust the wheel to the right weather. Use the available spreadsheet to record the observations. At the end of the month, using some simple math, calculate how many days of the month were sunny and how many days had rain or snow, then decide what the general trend was.
How to Put the Wheel Together
You can watch the video or follow the instructions below!It comes together really fast! All you need is the printed template, scissors and a split pin or a brad.
First, cut out the wheel and the arrow. Punch a hole in the arrow. Punch a hole in the middle of the wheel. Use a hole punch if you have it for the arrow, and the tip of the scissors would work for the wheel.
After that, fasten the arrow and the weather wheel together with a split pin/brad. First, it goes into the hole in the arrow, then into the wheel.
Open the tabs and secure the pin in place.
The wheel is ready to use!
The complimentary cloud wheel + cloud identification guide for children will help children to identify ten of the most common types of clouds.