If you’re spending your days with little ones ages 2-5, these weather Math and Literacy Activities are a perfect way to keep their little hands and brains engaged! Below you’ll find tons of activities that combine fine motor skills practice with tons of common early Preschool Math and Literacy skills!
Rain Drop Counting Cards
Grab your favorite manipulatives and practice counting with these rain drop counting cards! Kiddos practice one-to-one correspondence by counting and covering each rain drop. If your little ones are ready, follow the arrows on the numbers to practice writing them. If not, use your manipulatives to build the numbers instead!
Rain Drop 10 Frame
10 Frame activities are such a fun addition to our sensory bins! Simply toss the number cards into your sensory bin and use the “rain drop” manipulatives to build the amounts on the 10 Frame!
Counting Rain Drops
If 10 Frames aren’t totally your “jam”, no worries! Be sure to try out this version of our “counting rain” activity! There are so many ways to use this one page! Build the correct amount, add 2 amounts, practice subtracting rain drops, and so much more!
Cloud Shape Matching
Complete the rainbow puzzles by matching the clouds with the same shapes!
These cloud shape cards are a great way to differentiate for multiple skill levels! Your littlest learners will love tracing the shapes using manipulatives, PlayDoh or dry erase markers. And your older students (or older siblings) can practice their handwriting and spelling by tracing the shape names!
Weather Color Matching
I love activities that combine academics with fine motor skills practice! Using links with matching activities is the perfect way to engage those important little muscles while skill focusing on Math and Literacy skills! In this activity, kiddos use links to match the sun/rainbow pairs!
Umbrella Color Sort
These colorful umbrella cards are a perfect addition to your sensory bins! I didn’t change a thing about our weather-themed bin – I simply helped LG find and sort the colored objects that she dug out!
Weather Alphabet Cards
This activity is perfect for littles who are getting started with their alphabet! While your kiddos use the manipulatives to build the letters, talk about the letter names, upper and lowercase versions, and sounds! And if they’re ready, try using a dry erase marker to practice tracing the letters!
Alphabet Board Game
The best way to sneak in learning time is with games! This alphabet board game is a perfect way to combine letter/sound recognition with a fun game! Simply roll the dice, move to the matching letter, and continue until you reach the end!
Weather Sensory Bin Matching Mat
Sensory bin matching mats are a great way to introduce your littlest learners to academic goals! Littles pick sensory bin pieces from their bin and practice matching them to their matching mat!
Weather Play Dough Cards
Fine motor skills are so important to practice with our little ones! They don’t naturally have the same finger strength and coordination that we have as adults. So using materials like PlayDoh is a great way to strengthen their little muscles! These weather-themed cards are such a fun activity!
Weather Pre-Writing Strips
These pre-writing strips are SO stinking handy. Fill them with little manipulatives like mini erasers, mold play dough to fit, or use a dry erase marker to trace! *I’ve found that LG is most successful during her tracing practice when she uses “bubble” lines like these instead of just tracing “dashes”!
Weather Cutting Strips
Give your cutting practice a seasonal flare with these weather-themed cutting strips! Need some extra tracing practice instead? Print an extra copy, laminate them for durability, and practice tracing the lines with a dry erase marker!
I hope you guys have so much fun with these weather Math and Literacy centers! To grab this set in it’s HUGE bundle with tons of other fun themes, click the button below!
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