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.  This free printable weather game is a great way to review weather words in a fun and playful way.

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Getting Ready

This game works great as a morning center or as an independent activity but I wanted to play it with my daughter before using it in my classroom because she’s been so interested in the weather lately!

To prep, I simply printed out the Weather Game (below) on cardstock.  I also laminated it for extra durability so we could keep using it throughout the year!

Then, I printed copies of the playing card page and stored them in a Ziploc 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.

Download this free printable weather game for a fun way to learn the different weather terms with your preschooler!

To finish, I grabbed two playing markers for each player.

Playing the Weather Game

We placed our markers on the “Start” snowflake.  Then, we placed the cards upside down on the “Card Draw Pile.”

My daughter went first.

She drew a top card from the pile and moved the first space with the matching picture. She drew a sun!  She moved her marker on the sun spot. 

Then, it was my turn.  I picked up a “lightning” card!  I headed to the closest lightning space. (If you draw a lightning card, head to the nearest lightning space, even if it’s behind you.)  I then followed the arrows to where the lightning directed me to go.

We played through the whole game until then end.  Since the rule is you can only win by landing on the sun and you MUST draw a sun from the pile in order to move, it took us a while! This game ended up being great fun.

Download this free printable weather activity for a fun way to learn the different weather terms with your preschooler!

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  1. Followed the download link, entered my email address and it says “Page not found”?

  2. After I typed in my email address I kept receiving an error message from Leadpages. I did get added to you email list though. Would I be able to have this game emailed to me then? THank you so much!

    1. This is a beautiful resource! I’m teaching sign language in Australia, I can’t wait to set this up so students can practise their language skills in a safe way. Thankyou!!

  3. You gave instructions on preparing the file folder version of the weather game but also mentioned a life sized version. What are the directions for that?

  4. Hi ,
    Would love to use your lovely game but unfortunately it won’t download for me

  5. How can I download it? It seems the download button is not working

    1. Hi Patti,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. If you happen to be attempting the download at school, your district’s web filter may be blocking the pop-up. Let me know if you’re not able to get the game!
      Sarah // The STEM Laboratory Team

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