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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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.
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.
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I just wanted to say thank you for the weather words game. I REALLY appreciate your generosity in sharing this. It will be fun to use this fall.
Do you have an editable version of this? I would love to make a Spanish version for my Spanish 1 classes!
Kim – this is great! I’m going to include this in a round up on weather activities for my Children’s Corner post this week. Thank you!
Thank you so much , for this game idea, I will use it for my Teaching learning materials (TLM) practical ??
I hope you find it to be especially helpful 🙂
Ashley // Happiness Ambassador
You must have read my mind! Here in the mountains of SE Oregon, we are getting our rainy season. It’s a relief after snow last month! Observed a bird taking nest supplies !
Thank you, we are studying rain and wind this week!
blessing pour upon ur family as rain.:)
I completely understand. Playdough to Plato is based out of the Washington State, so we are in our rainy season as well!
I hope you and kids love it as much as we do!
This game is WONDERFUL!! many thanks for sharing your creativity with us! my students and I thank you!!!
Thank you, Maty! I hope your kids love it as much as we do!
I just wanted to let you know that, despite this page being part of the “Free Resources” section of your site, the “Download” button only takes me to your shop. It doesn’t allow me to download the freebie. There have been a couple of “freebies” that didn’t end up being free but sent me to your shop site to purchase the item.
I just wanted to let you know as I realize, over time, that site settings can get mixed up.
Thanks for all your supporting games and activities. It really makes my life a lot easier!