35+ Preschool Weather Activities that are STEM and STEAM focused. These STEAM activities for preschoolers will engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
In the coming three months I am planning a weather unit study for preschoolers alongside two other moms for a preschool homeschool co-op. Through my research of finding STEAM activities for preschoolers that related to weather, I came across some amazing resources for preschool weather activities that I had to share. I hope you’ll find these STEAM activities helpful to you and your planning as you teach your preschoolers!
Preschool Weather Activities
1- Engineering Binoculars – Let your preschooler gaze into God’s creation with their hand made engineered binoculars made from toilet paper holders! You’ll be amazed at their creativity in building and then their imagination through their binoculars.
2- Water & Ice Science Experiment for Preschoolers – With weather elements of water and ice, let your preschooler explore through this easy science experiment for preschoolers.
3- Cotton ball Clouds – explore clouds and atmosphere through this process art activity for preschoolers.
4- Observe and Sketch Weather Chart for Preschoolers – learn math through this STEAM activity of a chart, science through weather and art through drawing the weather on their calendars!
5- Rain in a jar – is a super simple science experiment for preschoolers that you can simply tie into weather when talking about rain, science of the clouds, rain and water.
6- All about clouds – Talking about weather through stratus clouds to cumulus and beyond, this is a fun weather activity involving hands on activities.
7- Weather sensory bin – a fun hands on activity for preschoolers to engage their senses when it comes to weather including math with counting and more fun!
8- Homemade weather vane project – engineer a weather van during a weather unit study for preschoolers. This science project would definitely need some extra adult hands for your preschooler but could be a very engaging activity.
9- How can we stay dry? This is an easy prep activity for preschool teachers or homeschool mama’s as well. I think this could be a really fun weather activity on a rainy day!
10- Weather Unit Study – I’ve pulled an activity from here for our weather co-op unit study. I’ll do the four seasons finger painting with the preschoolers next week!
11- Clouds unit study – A great resource for all things clouds!
12- Weather printable board game – Anytime you can engage your preschoolers in learning through play we knows it’s a win! I love the idea of this board game to pull it out on a rainy day – literally, when we can’t go out and explore!
13- Rain Process Art for Preschoolers – Art is always a hit with my preschooler…I try to balance the STEAM learning but art sure does win most of the time! This would be a real hit!
14- Printable Weather Sorting Game – This focuses on four different types of weather: rain, snow, thunderstorms, and warm/sunny. You can use the cards in different ways depending on your kids’ ages and abilities.
15- Blowing Clouds with a straw – Blowing Cloud like puffs with a straw from one cloud to another is a wonderful sensory activity and a science exploration. Your children will experiment with how strongly they need to blow each puff to get it to get to the paper cloud.
16- Tornado in a Bottle science and weather experiment- An easy, DIY tornado bottle is pretty exciting for young kids. It’s the perfect complement to a weather science unit too. Hands-on learning about tornados that is safe! Make your own tornado in a bottle.
17- Weather Wheel Free Printable – 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.
22- Walking Water Rainbow Art – this is a great science experiment and one that ALL kids love no matter the age!
23- Weather Mobile Art Craft – Here’s a fun craft to add to your collection of weather activities for kids– a homemade weather mobile craft using a small branch. Kids can illustrate different weather symbols and hang them in their mobile to see throughout the year!
24- Thunderstorm Art Project – Incorporate this thunderstorm process art project into your collection of weather activities for kids! This stormy art activity is made using paints and construction paper and is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Such a fun way to explore color mixing!
25- Rainbows and Exploring Prisms – This week we’re focusing on rainbow science for kids by exploring prisms. Prisms can provide such a fun, hands-on way for kids to observe and hypothesize about light. Here’s some fun ways to use prisms with preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary students.
26- Snowball Crafts!
27- Weather Dr. Seuss Style
28- Tornado in a Bottle Science Experiment – Upcycle items from around the house for this easy tornado in a bottle science experiment!
29- Water cycle project with legos – Explore science with this water cycle project created with LEGOs®! I love taking a not-so-easy-to-explain topic like The Water Cycle and turning it into a hands-on learning activity where you can see your child’s eyes light up as they begin to grasp the concept!
30- Weather Chart – What kind of weather are you having today? Kids love observing the weather and as this is quite an important unit for them to learn about we are sharing some wonderful free weather chart printables with you today.
31- 10 Simple Weather Activities that require NO Prep! – Here are some super simple weather activities for kids that you can do at the drop of a hat. All ten activities require little or no prep work at all. I’ve even listed these ideas on a free printable PDF found at the end of this post. Print it out and keep it nearby for when the mood strikes!
32- Bubble Wrap Rain Cloud –
We have lots more STEAM Activities HERE.
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.