In Kiddo's kindergarten class, they have jobs...the usual ones, you'd think of: snack helper, line leader, chair arranger and yes, meteorologist. Kiddo loves being the meteorologist. Going beyond just checking what's happening outside the classroom window, she loves thinking about what you have to wear for certain weather, she's curious about extreme weather, like hurricanes and tornadoes...we talk a lot about the weather. Which I dig, because I love making sure we are prepared weather-wise for excursions (hello, umbrella and rain boots). Sometime we play weather games, too. Check these out!
Guess the temp: As we are running around the city, walking to school, we both try to guess what temperature it is...thank goodness for a gazillion weather apps so we can check to see who is closest.
Guess in the temp in Australia (or wherever): So, in talking about how places on the globe have different seasons, we try to figure out what the temperature would be somewhere way far away from NYC. Again, fun and leads to some interesting discussions about geography.
Examine those clouds: When going about our day, we rarely look up. A fun game we do is stop and look up every once and a while. Sure, we find funny cats and interesting figures made by the fluffy white things in the sky, but we explore other things too...how are the clouds moving, what color, what do we think would happen later in the sky?
Brainstorm about storms and animals: We can always go indoors when storms hit, but what about animals in Central Park? Where do they hide...or do they like the rain? Is it their bath time?
How do you play with the weather? Are your kids into it too?