In many places, March days can swing between blustery winter and balmy spring, with lots of variety in between. Your child will probably notice the differences.
Here are some activities to help your child appreciate the weather:
Draw a picture of the scene out your window at least once a week.
Make weather dolls from construction paper. Also cut out different kinds of clothes (long-sleeve shirt, jacket, shorts, short-sleeve shirt) so your child can dress the dolls according to the day’s weather. You can find pictures of clothing in catalogs or magazines, too.
Measure the rainfall or snowfall in your area. Collect rain in a clear container with inch measurements marked on it. Put a pan outside to collect snow. Stick a ruler (or a yardstick) in the pan after a snowfall.
Think of weather words that suit the day. These could include “sunny,” “windy,” “warm” or “snowy.”
Practice making weather sounds. Whistle like the wind. Boom like thunder. Or move like the weather. How would you move if you were a gently falling snowflake? A droplet in a fast rain shower?
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