Weather Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Stephanie Trapp
Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool
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165 pages
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Was looking for resources to help stretch out a week of weather. This did the trick! Love how everything is both provided and broken down by day. My students also loved it! Great resource!
Love the activities of making a rain gauge, weather vane, and windsock. They're becoming a part of our weather station.


The forecast calls for lots of fun and learning with this weather unit for kindergarten and first grade! The week-long comprehensive unit includes detailed daily lesson plans with literature suggestions. It incorporates science, reading, writing, math, experiments, handwriting, and art. It also includes QR codes and links to videos that complement the unit study.

Click on the PREVIEW to read each lesson plan, see the Week-at-a-Glance planning sheet, as well as examples of printables and art projects.

Teacher Features You’ll Love

  • Detailed daily lesson plans
  • Week-at-a-glance planning guide
  • Guide for stretching the unit over two weeks
  • Key concepts and objectives
  • Extensive literature lists of fiction and nonfiction books
  • Video links and QR codes
  • Differentiated versions of math sheets
  • Activity directions and printable templates

What’s Covered in the Unit?

Day 1: Weather Changes Day to Day

  • Weather watching activity
  • Weather Words booklet

Day 2: Weather Changes Over Seasons

  • Model seasons
  • Celebrate the season activity
  • Weather watching- seasons

Day 3: Clouds

  • Cloud types chart
  • Cloud in a jar experiment
  • Cloud art

Day 4: Precipitation

  • Examples of precipitation videos
  • Make a rain gauge
  • Blow painting rain art

Day 5: Wind

  • How wind affects us
  • Make a weather vane
  • Make a windsock

Math Connections

  • Counting raindrops math center
  • Adding and subtracting raindrops math center
  • Counting within 10, 20, and 100
  • Counting groups of 10
  • Comparing numbers within 10, 20, and 100 (with and without >, <, and = signs)
  • Addition and subtraction within 10, 20 and 100 (no regrouping)
  • Place value: tens and ones
  • Making 10
  • Drawing 2D shapes
  • Making composite drawings from 2D shapes
  • Graphing
  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Measuring with nonstandard units
  • Compare lengths/heights of two objects
  • Word problems

Literacy Connections

  • Weather word wall
  • “Lots of Drops” emergent reader (includes digital Google Slides version)
  • Letter recognition
  • Beginning, medial, and ending letter sounds
  • Beginning cl- blend
  • -ain family words
  • Making words with the letters in weather
  • CVC words
  • Fluency
  • Beginning comprehension
  • Beginning, middle and end- beginning story writing
  • Correct a mixed-up sentence
  • Seasons writing prompt
  • The Big, Bad Storm writing prompt
  • Down Came the Rain writing prompt
  • Whatever the Weather writing prompt
  • Clouds Acrostic Poem writing prompt

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Total Pages
165 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months. Assessment of quantitative observations limited to whole numbers and relative measures such as warmer/cooler.
Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. Emphasis is on relative comparisons of the amount of daylight in the winter to the amount in the spring or fall. Assessment is limited to relative amounts of daylight, not quantifying the hours or time of daylight.


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