What to Wear?

What to Wear? lesson plan

  • 1.

    Young children learn about weather first-hand as well as through reading stories about children in various climates. Point out what children wear in the illustrations. Discuss why.

  • 2.

    Offer plenty of dress-up props for pretend play. Talk with children about matching clothing, weather, and activities (skis, swim suits, gowns, boots). Establish an e-mail partnership with a classroom in a different climate. What are children there wearing

  • 3.

    Children ages 3 and younger tear out clothing and weather pictures, while older children cut them out. Close adult supervision is required to ensure safety.

  • 4.

    Search through recycled magazines to find clothing for different kinds of weather, such as warm and sunny, windy, rainy, and snowy. Tear out (if you are 3 or younger) or cut (4 and older) pictures with Crayola® Scissors. Attach them to index cards with a

  • 5.

    Find weather pictures. Tear (3 or younger) or cut them out (4 and older). On small boxes, glue pictures for each kind of weather.

  • 6.

    What clothes would you wear for each kind of weather? Sort the clothing pictures into boxes. Explain your choices to a grownup.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Senses
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Observing