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Summer is winding down, soon leaves will cover the ground, and the days will grow shorter. Help your kindergarten child learn all about the seasons and weather in this unit study using videos, interactive websites, and games!
Before getting started on any new learning adventure, the boys and I would always head to the library to see what great books they had about the topics we were learning. Check out your local library first to see what wonderful books about the seasons and weather, or to make sure you have what you need, click on the links below to purchase directly from Amazon. I’ve listed some of the ones L & J enjoyed when they were younger. I’ll bet you can find these and even more, just ask your friendly children’s section librarian!
I set aside a time every day, usually right after lunch to read. Sometimes we would take turns reading to each other and sometimes the boys would read to themselves. We always wanted to share with each other what we learned, in a very silly voice, sometimes with a puppet.
BOOKS to read and learn all about weather and seasons!
- Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Tish Rabe 
- The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons 
- Weather ABC: An Alphabet Book (A+ Books: Alphabet) by Blake A. Hoena 
- If Frogs Made the Weather by Marion Dane Bauer 
- Little Cloud board book by Eric Carle 
- The Cloud Book by Tomie DePaola 
- Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub 
DAY ONE: Let’s learn about the four seasons. Ready, set, go!
a.) Watch a video about each season . Then play a matching game (at the end of the video) to see what you’ve learned! *(6/30/14) This website is currently under construction. I do not know when it will go back up so I’m keeping this here and watching to see when/if it will go back up.
b) Let’s learn a song to help you remember the four seasons of weather.
c) Read a book! Remember all those books you picked up from the library? Who gets to read out loud first?
Day 2: Learn the characteristics of local weather patterns.
b) Do you know how to use a thermometer ? Let BrainPopJr show you all about it. Also, click on the “read about it” for more book ideas.
c) Thermometers are used to measure temperature Print the thermometer printable  from TwistyNoodle and color in what the temperature is where you live. If you really like to color there are tons of weather-related coloring pages here.
Day 3: Today we learn about the sun as a source of light and warmth 
b) What do you know about clouds? Enjoy a retelling of Eric Carle’s “Little Cloud”.
b) It’s art time! Pick a cloud activity  and have fun!
Day 4: Learn about rain and snow
a) Rainfall: Can you make it rain…inside?! Let’s do this rain science experiment  and see. You can also print this rainfall worksheet  to keep track of how much rain falls in your neighborhood.
b) Thunderstorms: What makes lightening and thunder?
c) Snow! Play with the snow  without getting wet! (teachings math and physics)
Day 5: Clouds
Tell us what you liked learning about the weather. We’d love to see pictures of all the fun things you tracked and did. You can share them with us on our Facebook  page. See you there!