This activity is fun to make as well as being a great tool for learning about weather, the environment and encouraging enquiry.

Once complete, this fun weather station can be used to create your own daily weather report!

You wil need:

  • A piece of recycled cardboard

  • 2 small paper plates

  • Micador Marathon markers

  • Micador jR. Safe Scissors

  • Early stART Glue stick

  • Washi tape

  • A Split Pin

 

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Step 1: Prepare your chart

Prepare the weather chart background by placing washi tape around the edge of the card. Add a square for the season cards and a rectangle for the thermometer as shown.
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Step 2: Thermometer

Make a thermometer with a strip of card and your markers.
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Step 3: Weather conditions wheel

Divide one paper plate into quarters and decorate each section with a weather condition; Sunny, Cold, Rainy and Cloudy. Cut out one quarter from the second plate with scissors. Attach the two plates with a split pin through the centre.
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Step 4: Season cards

Cut four squares of cardboard. Label and decorate each square to represent each of the four seasons; Autumn, Summer, Spring and Winter.
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Step 5: Put your chart together

Glue the thermometer and paper plate conditions wheel to the weather chart. NOTE: Do not glue the seasons cards to your weather chart, you will need to be able to swap these around during play.
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Step 6: Weather report!

Your weather station is now complete! Create your own daily weather report, talk and learn about weather conditions and even make your own weather predictions!
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