Use rainy days to get your students thinking! This set of 32 water-themed task cards reinforces common core standards in math and language arts, and also builds on concepts that are a part of many states’ science or social studies curriculum standards. Great to use as a center activity or for those who finish their work early.
There are four extended response questions, which require students to provide a written response similar to the format of state assessment items. The last four cards are “Creativity Cards.” These allow students to use their creative skills in writing, artwork, etc. to have fun while working on the “Rainy Day” theme.
I have included a set of blank cards to allow you to create your own “rainy day” questions if needed. Answer keys are included. The student‐friendly answer document allows you or your students to correct their responses quickly and easily.
You may want to work through a few cards per day as a whole class, creating discussions around the responses. These cards also work well with literacy centers, work stations, or partner activities.
The cards may be printed in color or grayscale format. They look best when printed on a high quality color laser printer. They can be laminated and used year after year with no additional copying needed (except for answer forms). You may also wish to use a ring or fastener to keep the cards attached as a set.
Comments by teachers who have used this product:
"Love these cards! They are perfect for those rainy days that seem to get the kids off task. Thanks so much." :)
"I love these cards because they ask the kids to think in a different way than simply answering questions with the "right" answer. Thank you!"
"A great set of task cards that engage kids while working on essential skills."
"I actually used these on a rainy day when some of my students wanted to hang out in my classroom at lunch. They had fun."
If you like this activity, check out my other task card sets:
Animal Adaptations Task Cards
Earth, Moon, and Sun Science Task Cards
Heating Up! Heat Energy Science Task Cards
All About Electricity Science Task Cards
All About Magnets Science Task Cards
Earth Day Task Cards
Some graphics used in this activity are from Scrappindoodles.com.
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