Weather Games Create A Storm

Type: Warm-Up, Focus. Purpose: This is a great game to play in the beginning of a session to calm down a group of high-energy students. It’s simple, peaceful, and allows everyone to focus on one common goal.

The Snowflake Maker

The goal is to create the sound of a rainstorm using only our bodies. This requires no speaking. Ask everyone to sit with you in a circle on the floor. You will begin an activity, then the person to your right will join in, then the person to his/her right will join in, etc. until it creates a wave all around the circle.

10 Interactive Weather Word Search Puzzles

Once it reaches back to you (the leader) you begin a different activity, and this creates a second wave. Tell the students that they are to carefully copy the movements of the person to their left, and not switch activities until that person switches.

The Scholastic Interactive Weather Maker

Try to encourage them to not focus on “the leader”, but instead on the person to their left. Activity 1: Rub your hands together. (This is the wind). Activity 2: Tap one finger on the palm of your hand. (These are the first raindrops.). Activity 3: Tap all 4 fingers. (Many more rain drops.). Activity 4: Full out clapping.

Create a Hurricane

(It’s getting more intense!). Activity 5: Slap on the floor, or your thighs. (Thunder enters!). After a big crescendo, repeat all the activities in reverse order as the storm dies down, until you’re rubbing hands together. Then quietly stop, and there should be absolutely silence.

The Weather Wizards from National Geographic

Reflect on whether it accomplished the goal of sounding like a rainforest. Ask the students if there’s any other activities they could add to make it sound more realistic? (Standing and stomping on your feet for thunder?) Ask what other environmental sounds could be created using just our bodies?

The Hurricane Name Game from the Southeast Regional Climate Center

13: For an extended activity, group the students and give them 5 minutes to create their own “soundscape”. Ask each group to share.

The Wild Weather Adventure from NASA Space Place

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The Cloud Concentration Game

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The Weather Dog Quiz Game

Fun Brain brings you this interactive quiz with a weather dog! The questions are crossword based and come in three difficulty levels for several age groups. You fill in the missing words to solve the puzzle.

The Hurricane Slider Puzzle

Not the most educational weather puzzle, but a fun slider that you can complete online. Most of the images are of hurricanes. Some are real images while others show radar and satellite images.

Weather Map Symbols Concentration Game

Using weather map symbols as the cards for an interactive game of concentration can help students to understand the meaning of different weather symbols used on forecasting maps. While it can be played purely as a game, there is also a link to show the meaning of each symbol.

Weather Map Symbols Game

While looking at an animated weather map, you must test your knowledge of fronts, air masses, and temperatures. Each of the weather maps is covered with the weather symbols indicating a forecast for the United States. Questions at the bottom of the map ask you to click on the areas where there are the highest temperatures, most chance of rain, wind speeds, and more.

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