One science concept that preschoolers can grasp is weather, since it has an immediate impact on their lives. For a craft project, you can make simple windsocks out of paper, with tissue paper streamers attached. Or, make simple cloud pictures by gluing cotton balls or packing peanuts to blue paper. Check out DLTK Kids for craft ideas. Be sure to sing You Are My Sunshine and Ain’t Gonna Rain No More.
Barrett, Judi and Ron. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS. In this imaginative story, it starts to rain giant food items on the town of Chewandswallow.
Cobb, Vicki. I FACE THE WIND. A simple nonfiction book on the winds. This contains some great activity ideas, too.
Weigelt, Udo. ALL-WEATHER FRIENDS. Moss the frog cannot predict the weather accurately, even when the other animals expect him to.
Howell, Will. I CALL IT SKY. A great story on how the weather changes with the seasons.
McKee, David. ELMER’S WEATHER. The patchwork elephant Elmer experiences different types of weather.
Blackstone, Stella. BEAR IN SUNSHINE. Bear likes to play in all types of weather.
Ets, Marie Hall. GILBERTO AND THE WIND. This classic picture book is about a boy who is frightened of the wind until he realizes what good the breeze can do.
Rogers, Paul. WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE TODAY? Rhyming verse describes the day’s weather.
Lotz, Karen. CAN’T SIT STILL. Weather and the seasons are shown in the city. Get the audience on their feet and participate in the movements described in the story!