Wednesday, October 3, 2012

God's Weather: Activities for Preschool

This file folder game (FFG) is to help the preschoolers understand the weather changes that God makes for us. There are so many different ways to use this FFG.
This is what the inside looks like, before and after the game cards are used.
Preschool Weather Daily Journal:
I babysit my grandchildren, and we do certain learning things. Part of what we do every day, is go outside and "Let's see what God is doing with the weather today!" I purchased this journal at Dollar General, these journals are everywhere. But this was cute, and cheap, and I knew I could use it for something! Keep in mind, she is 3 and it is her book, so she does the work in it.
We look at the sky that God created and see some of the different things that He made for us to enjoy. We might do sky, grass, trees, etc and talk about what color He made everything. Or there might be enough in the sky to keep her busy.
Usually, there are birds flying, so we can count them. We can listen and look for the airplanes. We can talk about a lot of senses, colors, and numbers and she doesn't even know she is learning. When we see anything different, we add a sticker to the page and she talks... and talks about it.
This day was sunny, with some clouds, so she added both pictures.

When we go back inside, she glues her day in the book, we can review some of the letters she knows, and she glues the correct picture for the weather she just saw outside. That helps her think, too. Since, it's Memphis, it's mostly suns, and hardly any snow ☺. She saw bees for the above page, and I keep stocked up on stickers. Several places (Michaels) have pads of them for $1.00, and I am always looking.
On this page is a butterfly on a flower. We watched a butterfly flicker around, and then land on a flower...WOW!! And, then it flew away. But, she loved it!
And she remembers that when she looks at her book.

They come over M-F, so that is what her book shows, but in the download, I added the weekend in case you want to use it. She likes purple, so the headings are purple!
Yah! It's Wednesday! We get to go to Bible class tonight! (She gets excited.)

She adds the new month, and we can talk about the changes God makes with that. And, any holidays, etc. that will happen.  Here are the months.

You can print the weather pictures here.

Weather Pocket Chart:

When we are done with the journal, we look at the pocket chart (Target Dollar Spot, $1.00) and we talk about the different weather and she clips the heat factor and the different elements for the day.
You can find free downloads for what I used as a pocket chart, and there are other ways to use the printables here on this blog:


  1. I love how you put the weather in the pocket chart! Great idea! Thanks for the shout out!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  2. Wow, what an amazing idea and way for children to learn the weather! Thanks so much ♥

  3. Oh, I love this!! So creative and what a great way to remind her that God creates everything. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  4. That is really good, and beneficial to my youngest who does well with visual aids. Thank you for sharing on MotivationalMonday

  5. Visiting from Wow Me Wednesday! Super cute! I am pinning this!


  6. My first year teaching! I'm in love with ypur pocket chart. It looks like all your printable fit perfectly! Do know where it came from?

    1. I found the pocket charts at Target and now is the time to find them in the Dollar Spot! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Thank you! I'm heading there is morning!


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