Weather is a fun topic to teach. Kids love it because they experience it everyday!
Of course they also love learning about the weather extremes like tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes. The following videos range in complexity from simple introductions of daily weather conditions to more detailed explanations of severe or extreme weather.
The videos help to teach the Next Generation Science Standards for Earth’s systems.
K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
Here is your teacher approved list all about weather from Simply Kinder! We have reviewed these videos and they are all perfect for your early childhood students!
Check out the Weather: A Weather Song for Kids (2:43)
Is it sunny? Is it cloudy? What word would you use? What are the degrees.
This simple song talks about different ways to describe the weather. It gives students basic words to describe the weather like sunny, rainy, windy, foggy, snowy, cold, hot and so on. It’s a great way to introduce the different types of weather vocabulary words.
Weather Song For Kids Sun, Rain, Wind and Snow (2:25)
A fun folk song for children that explains different types of weather. In each verse, the cute characters set out in their balloon to explore all the fun things you can do when it’s sunny, rainy, windy, or snowy.
Peep and the Big Wide World: Stormy Weather (8:52)
Peep and her friends start to notice something strange is happening around them. Students can help to identify and record the clues peep and her friends notice before the storm comes.
Wonder About Weather National Geographic Kids (1:24)
A good over view of different types of weathers and introduces meteorologists.
Chill Out with Blizzards – National Geographic Kids (0:49)
A simple explanation of blizzards with facts, examples, and videos. This is a great way to introduce new weather vocabulary.
Learn About Thunderstorms – National Geographic Kids (1:18)
This video tells all about thunderstorms. When they happen and how often they happen. It discusses hail, thunder, lightening and rain.
Talk About Tornadoes (1:10)
In this video, tornadoes are explained – where they occur, how they form and when to look for them. A simple, informative video that gives lots of facts and has interesting videos of tornadoes.
Find Out About Hurricanes National Geographic Kids (:45)
In this video it gives some good facts about hurricanes. Where and how they occur. A simple and informative video.
Sesame Street: Grover Weather Monster (2:37)
Grover is a meteorologists and has a fun time predicting the weather.
Sesame Street Weather (6:19)
Wind, snow, sun – Elmo describes different types of weather with cute video clips of each. Elmo also talks about what clothes you wear for different types of weather. This is a great introduction to types of weather for kindergartners.
How’s the Weather Song (1:43)
A super simple song asking, “How’s the weather?” It’s sunny, rainy, windy, snowy – with animations of each. A fun way to work weather into circle time or morning meeting.
Do you have a favorite weather video you love to share with your kindergartners? Make sure to tell us about it in the comments below!