Well we have certainly seen a lot of different types of weather around here recently. In just one month we’ve had snow, rain and a heatwave. On Sunday we were wearing swimming costumes, sun hats and suntan lotion, then the following day we were back in winter coats and had the heating on. One good point about our varied weather is it’s a great time for kids to learn about this topic and make weather crafts such as a Weather Door Hangar and Paper Plate Weather and Clothing Chart.
Here is our simple tutorial to make a Weather & Clothes Door Hanger:
You will need:
- A blank door hanger (or use the template below)
- Weather shapes (or cut out of card)
- Drawings or pictures of appropriate weather clothing
- Pencil and pencil crayons/felts
- Glue (we used Bostik Fine and Wide Clear Glue)
1. First draw and cut our your weather and clothes shapes. We wanted a “Rainy” and “Sunny”day on our door hanger, so we used a sun and a cloud with rain drops.
2. Colour in the pictures.
3. Next, stick the shapes onto the Weather Door Hanger.
We stuck the Cloud and Raindrops on our “Rainy Day” side along with an umbrella, raincoat and wellies. We used the wide end of the glue for bigger shapes.
We used the fine end to glue the smaller shapes.
Our “Rainy Day” side.
Our “Sunny Day” side with a sun hat, sun glasses and suntan lotion.
4. Hang the Sunny Day and Rainy Day Weather Hanger on the door. If it’s sunny, face it “Sunny Side Up” and talk about the clothes suitable for the day. On a rainy day, face it rainy side up and talk about “Wet Weather Clothes”.
We’ve also made a Weather and Clothing Weather Chart and will be using a weather station to record the weather in half term.
What are your favourite weather crafts?