Activity for ages 3 to 6.
I love teaching kids about the weather. There’s something magical about the way the systems of the earth work together so smoothly to create our weather patterns. Even though my preschooler definitely doesn’t understand the complexities of it, she is beginning to learn the words to describe the types of weather that she sees. This free printable weather game is a great way to review those weather words while having lots of fun!
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Print 2 to 3 copies of the playing card page. After cutting them out, you can store the cards in a zip top baggie. If you choose not to print the extra copies of the playing cards, you can just reshuffle when you get to the bottom of the pile.
You will also need a playing piece for each player. This game works best with 2-4 players.
You can turn this into a file-folder game by using the included directions card and file folder label or you can use it independently.
Playing the Weather Game
Place your marker on the “Start” snowflake. Place cards upside down on the “Card Draw Pile”.
Choose a player to go first.
The player will draw the top card from the pile and move the first space with the matching picture. Play continues to the next player in clockwise order.
If a “lightning” card is drawn, the player will head to the closest lightning space, even if it is behind him. He will follow the arrows to the new space.
To win by landing on the last sun, a player MUST draw a sun card from the pile.