No Time For Flashcards is one of my favorite blogs for finding fun and easy craft and other hands on activities to do with youngsters. Well, this morning I found the Weather Man blog there and I realized that was something I just had to do with Gess. Since our hailstorm this summer she has been fascinated with the weather. While we did check the daily weather this last school year, we only had picture cards and a workbook to write it all down in. Well this Magnetic Weather Station looked like a lot more fun for us so I went right away to making one. You can visit the No Time For Flashcards blog for step by step instructions, as they did a really fine job at explaining it. It is really simple and took no time at all. They also always post great book ideas to go along with their activities, it's really neat. Here is Gess with our finished product.
I did the actual cutting and just let Gess help me glue some cotton balls onto the clouds and the circle on the sun and she helped me put the magnets on the back. We then went in search for the magnet letters to spell 'weather' and grabbed a cookie sheet out of the kitchen. In no time flat we had our own Weather Magnetic Station. We will be using this year round. Thanks No Time For Flashcards, for another great idea!