My Weather Station

My Weather Station | Printable Weather Activity

My Weather Station - printable weather activity

What’s the weather like where you are? Create your very own neat printable weather station to hang on your wall and report today’s weather like an expert!
This printable weather activity is a fun way to encourage kids to observe the weather everyday and learn how to describe it in words. Kids will find the dial and sliders fun to use. Follow our easy tutorial below to assemble the dial and the sliders.

The set includes 21 flashcards with words that describe the weather and children can pick 2 words for each day – like hot & dry, mild & breezy etc in combination with other indicators on the chart. Feel free to create your own cards and add them! Children can write, draw and decorate their own cards to use with this weather station.

My Weather Station – A4
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You will need:

Papers (preferably card stock)
Scissors or craft knife & ruler
clear tape, cardboard

How to make My Weather Station

Although the instructions are long, it’s actually easy and quick to make! Just print the template and follow below!

Firstly, cut all the solid black lines including the holes and slits.
We ‘laminated’ small parts by covering them with clear tape so they don’t tear when used.

Making the movable arrow for the weather dial
1. Push the pivot through the small hole as shown below.

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2. Now pass it through the hole in the red arrow. (We covered the surface of the arrow with clear tape before cutting the hole in the middle, folded the sides to give it a thickness and wrapped with more tape.)

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3. Put a dab of glue on top of the pivot and attach the black pivot cover. Check if the arrow is moving smoothly. Done!

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Making the sliding frame for the wind chart
1. Cut the 2 solid lines above and below ‘calm/breezy/windy’ on the main page.
Cut out the small blue frame shape (again, we ‘laminated’ the surface with clear tape) and cut all the solid lines to make 2 ‘flaps’ inside the blue frame. Push the white ‘flaps’ behind the cut strip on the main page. Put a small piece of tape at the back. Check if the frame moves left and right.

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Making the temperature arrow slider
1. Cut the solid lines on the main page and weave the shape ‘A’ (marked on the template) through the slits so the black arrows show on the front as in the photo.

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2. Turn the page over and on the rear side fold the sides of the shape ‘A’ over the strips towards the middle and glue the ends to secure. Don’t fold over the edges too tightly or get glue on the inside strip (it won’t move!). Check if it moves along the strip smoothly.

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3. Now apply glue all over the back of it as shown.

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4. And attach the shape ‘B’ print-side down.

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4. Turn the page over and pull out the sides of shape ‘B’ to the front. Fold them forwards so it’s easy to grab them. It should look just like this and move along the temperature slider up and down.

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Weather Vocabulary Cards for ‘Today is … ‘ area
There are 21 cards children can choose from to describe the weather of the day.
You could…
1. Laminate the cards and glue Velcro on the back. Glue the other part of the velcro on the main page to match.
2. Print the cards on magnetic papers and put a piece of magnetic strip on the main page to match.
3. Glue a piece of post-it on the back of each card (apply glue to the non-sticky side so the back of the card ends up with the repositionable sticky part of the post-it) so children can stick them repeatedly.

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When you’ve finished assembling all the parts, you can mount your weather station on a piece of cardboard to make it sturdy and hang it on the wall. Make sure you avoid gluing the areas for the movable parts and apply glue only to the rest of the areas. Enjoy watching the weather!

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  • localfirst

    Thank you! As a professional graphic designer and busy momma, I REALLY appreciate these excellent, functional, and beautiful printable pieces!

    Two other ideas for inserting the small vocab cards: use two photo corners (I had sticky white ones!) at the bottom of each rectangle or cut two slits in the bottom corners (though this may be more difficult for wee hands.)

    Thank you and rock on! :)

  • Nelle15

    BRILLIANT!!! Thanks SO much for sharing & I think our kiddies are gonna LOVE doing this everyday:)

  • KC

    This is amazing! Thank you for making it available for creativity-challenged people like me :).

  • http://www.moodkids.nl/ MoodKids

    such a fun project to make! we have a lot of rain here in Holland so a bit more clouds for us an our board!

  • Jennifer Lynn

    i love your website!!!! i use it everyday for our daycare and i must say the activities you have are way better then the workbooks provided for us!!! <3 <3 Keep up the good work

  • mrprintables

    Thanks all for your kind comments! ^ ^

  • Sensei

    As a kindergarten teacher, and as a craftophile, I want to say thank you for this amazing printable and this wonderful website!

  • Morris Jonelle

    This is not only darling, but so fun and educational. Thanks for sharing! You are amazingly talented.

    • mrprintables

      Thanks for your kind comment Morris! ^ ^

  • Lilo Zsolnay

    We LOVE your site! We’ve done flag cards, winter wonderland, peg dolls, subs and more! I adore the “up cycling” and wonderful design! Here is a shot of our weather station!

  • Lilo Zsolnay

    Here it is

    • mrprintables

      Great job! Thanks for sharing : D

  • Ginny Myers

    Here’s our weather station. I taped a strip of card stock to the spots for weather vocab words so it created like a pocket for them to sit in. Then I made a holder for the rest of the words. I printed everything out on card stock to make it tougher and glued it all to a box so it will stand up by itself.
    (sorry if this posts two pics, I couldn’t get the image to come up without two thumbnails.) Thanks for the wonderful resources!! Going to work on a calendar next!

    • mrprintables

      Brilliant! Thanks for sharing : )

  • Gracie

    How do I cut out the pivot?

  • martha

    having so much fun right now finishing our w. s. with my 6 year old daughter! She’s so excited! Thanks :)

  • Katie M

    I was really surprised to see your work being promoted on the Pottery Barn Kids website without a link or accreditation to you. A blogger called You Are My Fave, has used your activity for a party, but doesn’t seem to have clearly credited your original work (although she does link to your printable). Pottery Barn Kids have then linked to her tutorial without crediting you.

    Your work is totally amazing, and I love the way you share them. I’ve posted a comment on both blogs, suggesting they should properly credit you.

    • mrprintables

      Hi Katie, thank you so much for thinking of us! I just had a look at the Pottery Barn post. Agree with you that they should make an effort to find and credit the contents properly. Thanks for leaving the comments! ^ ^ Very cute pics from You are my fave BTW.

  • shel

    thanks so much for this! i love the design and my daughter is having fun with it. i used small clothespins for the “today is…” part. hopefully it will hold up!

    • mrprintables

      Thanks for sharing! Clothespin is a good idea, thanks : )

  • Teena

    Fantastic, I made it with my grade 2 students and posted it in the class… :-)

  • Anke Rombouts

    Hi,

    I’m from Belgium and found this one on Pinterest. Looks amazing! Only my kids in 5th grade aren’t that good in English so I took an effort and made it myself in Dutch! Really big thanks for the example, hopefully the kids will love to work with it!

    Greetings from Belgium!

  • Guest

    First I must say… You Rock!!!! Here is our weather station. I laminated it and we linked it together with pipe cleaners so it can be folded. It is our Portable Weather Station. The “Today is” words are laminated as well and they are attached to the station with small round velcro dots and are stored in a little photo album that he also decorated with cutouts of those words. We hang it on our door with a magnet. My son loves it! The moving parts are great! Thank you for all that you do and share!

  • Stephanie

    tried printing these today, getting lots of symbols instead of words. Can someone help?
    My kids are weather nuts, and anxiously waiting! This is great!!