Weather Report

Weather Report lesson plan

  • 1.

    Visit the weather forecast set of a local TV station to find out what people do to put together a broadcast. Notice equipment, lighting, jobs, computers.

  • 2.

    Find out how weather predictions are made. Make a trip to a meteorology lab. Invite a weather specialist to visit.

  • 3.

    Record weather conditions on charts. Try to identify seasonal trends. Take weather safety precautions for your area.

  • 4.

    To make TV equipment: With your friends, figure out what you need for a pretend TV weather broadcast set. Cover your work area with newspaper. Put on a Crayola® Art Smock. With Crayola® Washable Tempera and So Big® Brushes, paint a box to look like a came

  • 5.

    Draw camera details such as a grip and lens with Crayola® Washable Markers. Or cut them out of construction paper with Crayola® Scissors. Glue on with Crayola® School Glue.

  • 6.

    To make signs and maps: On poster board, create a sign with the names of the weather broadcast and station. Design a logo. Glue a map to another sheet of poster board.

  • 7.

    With construction paper and markers, draw satellite pictures and signs to illustrate different kinds of weather. Find clothing props that forecasters in your area might wear to do programs outdoors.

  • 8.

    Choose theme music. Take turns as stagehands, producer, camera crew, forecaster, announcer, commercials, and TV audience.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Negotiating
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes