Put on your Boots, it’s Raining!

Clouds in the Sky Photo by Davies Designs Studio on Unsplash

What do we wear in different weathers? A Kindergarten Lesson.

Before we begin talking about what to wear in different weathers, let’s talk about what different weathers look and feel like. Using the pictures and prompts below, you’ll go through a variety of different weathers that we might see and then examine what it looks and feels like before determining what kind of outfit would go well. Keep in mind that not all students will have certain items (i.e. rain boots, rain jacket, umbrella, etc) so make sure a plethora of options are offered so no student feels left out.

First Picture – Sunny Day Photo by Sneha . on Unsplash

  1. In the first picture what do you all notice? (No clouds, really bright, etc.)
  2. How do you think it feels to be here? Are you sweaty? Would you want to drink a hot chocolate or eat shave ice in this kind of weather?
  3. What kind of clothes might we wear? (Shorts, t-shirts, hats)
  4. What kind of clothes would we maybe not be wearing? (Sweaters, layered pants)

Second Picture – Snowy Day Photo by Fabian Mardi on Unsplash

  1. What do you notice? (Can’t really see the sky, lots of snow, the roof of the cabin is covered, all the trees are white, etc.)
  2. How do you think it feels to be here? Are you shivering? Would you want to drink a hot chocolate or eat shave ice in this kind of weather?
  3. What kind of clothes might we wear? (A lot of sweaters, double pants, maybe boots, a jacket, a hat, mittens, etc.)
  4. What kind of clothes would we maybe not be wearing? (Shorts, slippers, t-shirts )

Third Picture – Rainy Day Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

  1. What do you notice? (Everything is blurry, it looks like it’s raining, the sky is grey, etc.)
  2. How do you think it feels to be here? Maybe you’re cold? Are you dry?
  3. What kind of clothes might we wear? (A sweater, a jacket, long pants, boots, maybe you’d have an umbrella?
  4. What kind of clothes would we maybe not be wearing? (Shorts, slippers, t-shirts )

Fourth Picture – Sun on Snowy Day Photo by Emmeli Sjölander on Unsplash

  1. What do you notice? (There’s snow on the ground, the sun is out, no clouds in the sky)
  2. How do you think it feels to be here? Are you cold? Does the sun feel nice?
  3. What kind of clothes might we wear? (Similar to snowy weather, maybe less layers, maybe no mittens, maybe no change)
  4. What kind of clothes would we maybe not be wearing? (Shorts, slippers, t-shirts )

Follow Up Activity

As a follow up to an assignment like this, you could send your students outside to observe the weather and then have them gather in groups and draw what they think a good outfit would be for a day like that.

3 Replies to “Put on your Boots, it’s Raining!”

  1. Chloe, I really liked the way you had an inquiry-based lesson! Students’ love sharing info about themselves and asking questions (and listening to their responses) is so great! I also like how you included and considered resources that students might not have in order to make sure the lesson is inclusive to all. Great job on a fun lesson!

  2. Chloe, this is a fun activity for the littles.

    It makes good use of the images. They are well chosen to illustrate each condition.
    Your scaffolding questions are detailed and should guide the students to observe, share feelings and plan.

    A very thoughtful and well-designed activity.

  3. Hi Chloe! Great job on this post, this is a creative way to teach an assignment about weather and also do this assignment. The pictures enhanced your lesson and made it more clear and exciting. This was super well done and I really enjoyed reading it!

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