Weather reports are a key part of our modern society. How many of us start each day with our Bibles, breakfast, and a quick check of the day’s weather report?
We rely on God’s Word to help direct us through the decisions we make from day to day. But we also rely on tools God has given us, such as meteorology, to make more informed choices. For instance, should you take an umbrella or wear a coat? These choices often won’t make the difference between pleasing God and succumbing to sin, but they help us stay healthy, safe, and on time.
This weather reporting activity from the Science 1 Teacher’s Edition includes a fun printable to help children use what they’ve learned in the lessons about weather and to be more aware of how weather affects choices. If you’d like to share your child’s weather report, we’d love to see it!
Materials for a weather report
- Printable weather sheets
- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- Glue or tape
- Sticky putty
- Sticky notes
- Posterboard or corkboard
- Video recorder
- Print out weather sheets and allow your child to color them as much as desired. You could use this time to talk about what was presented in the lessons, or just enjoy the time together.
- Cut out and color movable arrows.
- Use glue or tape to stick weather sheets to your board. We used a posterboard and glue. You may also choose to use a corkboard and thumb tacks, or you could even laminate your weather sheets so they last longer.
- Look up the day’s weather on a trusted weather channel. Have your child note the day’s temperature, wind speed, and the conditions.
- Stage and record a weather report. Use the arrows to mark the approximate temperature, the day and month, the windiness, and the applicable conditions. We used sticky putty so we can move the arrows around and sticky notes for the day’s number so it can be changed out. The report should include advice based on the weather conditions. What kind of activity is it a good day for? Is it a good day for a picnic, or should you go puddle jumping instead? Will it be snowy enough to build a snowman or windy enough to fly a kite?