Summer Crafts for Kids: Week 7 Weather

Summer is flying by for us, what about y’all? We have been posting fun activities for kids each week, keep up with all the previous posts here.  This week we are focusing on the weather, here in Charleston the weather is wacky and there is a chance of rain every day! We rarely see snow and there is usually an above 70 degree day every month.

Weather wheel

What you need: photo (9)

  • Paper plate
  • Construction paper (Blue, yellow, purple, black) or markers
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Brads or clothes pin (optional)

Help your child split the paper plate into quarters with a marker.  In each quarter make a separate weather: clouds with cotton balls, windy with markers, sun with yellow paper, and umbrella with other colors, you can also add snow or other common weather elements to your area.

If you want to have an arrow to point to the days weather you can cut one out of construction paper and use the brad or the clothes pin.

Weather in a jar

What you need:

  • Clear jar or cup image (4)
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring

Fill the jar with water.  Top with shaving cream.  Add drops of food coloring and watch how it flows through the shaving cream and into the water. This shows how rain falls through clouds. 

Homemade rain catcher

What you need:

  • Glass or plastic jar
  • Ruler
  • Permanent marker

Use the ruler to measure quarter inch marks along the jar, labeling each inch.  Set outside and wait for rain. You can dump the water out after you measure rain fall.  Remember not to place somewhere where rain drains off the roof or other structure.

Homemade Wind Table

What you need:

  • Construction paper
  • Feathers
  • Pom poms
  • Confetti
  • Rocks
  • Leaves
  • Anything else your child comes up with to try and move with wind

Make a homemade fan by accordion folding the construction paper.  Show you child how to use the fan to move the objects like wind blows.

If you child is old enough there is this great activity that walks you through the water cycle.

You can also talk about the weather that is normal in your area.


Help your child learn the colors of the rainbow with they acronym ROYGBIV and make a pretty photo (10)rainbow while they are at it

What you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Pom-poms or cotton balls
  • Glue

Have you child color a rainbow with the correct colors, help them glue cotton balls on like clouds.

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