Weather rhymes

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By Jean Evans — is an early years consultant and author.

Make the most of the weather rhymes music in our archive using these exciting ideas that cover the six Areas of Learning

Child singing in the rain

How to use the music

These weather rhymes present a stimulating introduction to a weather topic or daily weather discussions. Encourage the children to benefit from the possible learning opportunities that this resource can generate, by setting up an interactive corner. Hang weather posters and the children’s pictures on a low display board and arrange cushions around it. Let the children listen to the music with relevant books and a box of percussion instruments.

Personal, social and emotional development

  • Listen to the track ‘I Hear Thunder’ before discussing the children’s experiences of thunderstorms. How did they feel when they heard thunder crashing and saw lightning?
  • Play ‘Weather Time’ before introducing simple props for the children to put on during relevant verses, for example, a hat, scarf and mittens. Take the clothes off again when the sun comes out.
  • Sing ‘Thank you, Mr Sun’ as you enjoy making sun- and moon-shaped biscuits to share among the group.
  • Listen to ‘Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush’ and sing along, before blowing bubbles outside on a frosty day. Watch as ice crystals form around them.
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