Weather!

The Plan

Books

weather

Hello Sun! by Dayle Ann Dodds
Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch
Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book by Lucy Cousins
Wow Said the Owl by Peter Hopgood

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “What’s the Weather?”
What’s the weather, what’s the weather?
What’s the weather, everyone?
Is it windy, is it cloudy?
Is there rain or is there sun?

App: Kid Weather

Action Rhyme: “Rain Is Falling Down” (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH (clap once loudly)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH (clap once loudly)
Pitter patter pitter patter (tap legs softly)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH (clap once loudly)
Credit: King County Library System

Song: “Mister Sun”
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Credit: Childhood

Song w/ Shakers & Scarves: “Noisy Wind” (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
I like the noisy wind
I like the noisy wind
It roars and mutters (loud, then soft)
And shakes and shutters (shake eggs)
I like the noisy wind
Credit: Harris County Public Library

Craft

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This was a weather wheel craft from Oriental Trading. I did a similar version of it for my outreach storytimes in Letter W, but went ahead and ordered this one for the library. Overall, I probably should have just made the teen volunteers cut another set of the homemade version since I think it went over better.

How It Went

This storytime was months and months ago at this point, but I realized that I had never written it up! This was my first time using the iPad in regular morning storytime, and it was pretty awesome to see the kids interacting with the Kid Weather app. All of the extension activities were super fun, and Maisy’s Wonderful Weather book was everyone’s favorite since it’s a pop-up.

4 comments on “Weather!

  1. Abby Johnson (@abbylibrarian)
    June 17, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Love it, and I’ve saved the craft idea for a Preschool Science program later this year. I like the homemade version because using the clothespin is great for fine motor control!

    • Katie
      June 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      I definitely recommend the homemade version, too!

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  1. Weather | Rachel's Reading Room - March 18, 2015

    […] Action Rhyme: Rain Is Falling Down (Tune: Farmer in the Dell) The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down) SPLASH (clap once loudly) The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down) SPLASH (clap once loudly) Pitter patter pitter patter (tap legs softly) The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down) SPLASH (clap once loudly) Credit: Storytime Katie […]

  2. Kites & Wind Story Time – The Short Stack Librarian - March 15, 2017

    […] Song: Noisy Wind (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell) I like the noisy wind (clap) I like the noisy wind (clap) It roars and mutters (loud then soft) Shakes and shutters (drum on thighs) I like the noisy wind Source: Storytime Katie […]

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