Have you ever spent an afternoon lounging around looking up at the sky with your kids? If you have, you know that clouds are magnificent at getting us to use our imagination and think creatively. There are many different types of clouds. You can use these printable Clouds Activities for Kindergarten and Early Elementary Kids to learn all about clouds this year.
Cloud Activities for Kindergarten
These clouds worksheets are perfect for exploring, learning about, and having fun with clouds in your kindergarten classroom or homeschool lessons. Keep reading to discover lots of great clouds activities and tips for using these clouds worksheets with your kindergartners this year.
What can we learn from clouds?
Spend an afternoon looking up at a cloud filled sky with your kindergarten learners on a sunny day. Take turns noticing the clouds in the sky. Ask your early elementary learners what they see. Do you see horses running across the sky?
Is that cloud really an elephant? Try to make up silly stories about the shapes in the clouds. Clouds can teach us how to think creatively.
Use your afternoon spent gazing at the clouds or some pictures of clouds as writing prompts for your kindergartners to practice writing short sentences about clouds.
Clouds Activities for Early Elementary and Kindergarten
Kindergartners and younger learners can also use the Weather Tracing worksheet in this clouds worksheets pack to practice pre-writing skills and build finger strength for better handwriting later.
Learning about clouds activities like the ones in this printable bundle are also a fun way to introduce children to lessons about the weather. Keep reading to discover what’s included in this fun clouds activities bundle.
Weather Activities for Kids
Printable Clouds Worksheets
There are so many fun printable clouds worksheets in this clouds activities pack for kindergartners to explore and learn about these whimsical weather mascots.
Here’s what’s included:
Fill in the Blank Clouds Worksheets
This fill in the blank clouds worksheet is perfect for practicing handwriting and reading comprehension skills with your kindergarten learners. Kids can use the word bank at the bottom of the page to help them choose the right answers for learning about clouds with this activity page.
Types of Clouds Worksheets for Kids
Ready to explore all the different types of clouds with your kindergartners? This printable page helps early elementary learners practice important skills like cutting and pasting as they work to match the type of cloud to its description and image with this clouds worksheet.
Cloud Gazing Observation Page
This printable clouds activity is perfect for using with your kindergartners while you’re outdoors observing the clouds in the sky. Kids can draw what they see and learn to write down their observations just like a meteorologist, a weather scientist, would. Plus, it’s a great introduction to the scientific method for kindergartners.
Weather Observation Worksheet
Want more practice making weather observations with your kindergartners? Try learning about clouds by pretending to be real meteorologists who observe and record their findings with this printable weather observation worksheet including columns for kids to note the date, the weather outside, and the types of clouds they observed.
Weather Tracing Activity Page
As I mentioned earlier, this weather tracing page is a fun way for early elementary learners to build fine motor skills while learning about clouds. You can use this weather tracing activity page as part of a clouds unit study.
Plus, this worksheet is perfect for including younger kids in your homeschool lessons by giving them this page to trace and color while your early elementary learners explore clouds with the observation pages.
Clouds Hands on Activity
Using multiple choice worksheets can help kindergartners learn to choose the best answer from a given set. It’s great practice for standardized testing in later years.
You can use this multiple-choice clouds worksheet to check for comprehension and mastery at the end of your cloud activities and lessons.
How Clouds Form Activity Page
This clouds worksheet is a colorful printable that will help your kindergartners understand how clouds form. It’s a great addition to any cloud or weather unit study with early elementary learners.
Children can color and trace this activity page to learn more about clouds and how they form.
Learning about Clouds Activities
Types of Clouds Worksheet and Activities
Looking for some hands-on clouds activities to include in your cloud unit study or weather lessons for kindergartners this year? You’re going to love these fun cloud activities for early elementary learners.
Check out the book suggestions, videos, and activities associated with each cloud type below.
These white feathery clouds are highest in the sky. They are sometimes called “horse tails” because of their long wispy appearance. Try these activities to learn more about cirrus clouds:
- Watching cirrus clouds move can tell you which direction the weather is coming from. To experience a similar phenomenon with your kindergartners, try making these “blowers” from crepe paper and paper tubes: Patriotic Kids Blower.
- Read Cyril the Serious Cirrus Cloud by Julia G. Hill aloud to your early elementary explore clouds in a fun way while learning that it’s ok to be different as you follow Cyril on his journey.
These gray clouds are famous for covering the entire sky. If you’ve ever looked out on a cloudy day and wondered where the sun went, you were probably looking at stratus clouds. These “high fog” clouds don’t reach the ground and often bring friends: drizzle and mist. Here’s how to learn more about them with your kindergartners:
- Learn all about stratus clouds in What are Stratus Clouds? by Lynn Peppas, a non-fiction book with lots of amazing cloud pictures that’s perfect for kids ages 5 to 8.
- Make your own raincloud in a jar for kids to observe and make predictions with a cloud in a jar experiment while they learn all about stratus clouds together.
Cloud Science Activities
Stratocumulus clouds are similar to stratus clouds in coloring, but they hang out a lot lower to the ground. These clouds also like to leave spaces where the blue sky can be seen and don’t tend to bring any rain or drizzle with them. Stratocumulus clouds are low and puffy.
Learn more about them with these activities:
- To create your own stratocumulus clouds activities with kindergartners, glue cotton balls to construction paper to form a cloud shape. Then, have kids use a gray marker or watercolor paint to “color” their cottony clouds gray stratocumulus clouds.
- Learn more about different types of clouds with the Dr. Bionic’s Show on YouTube from Peekaboo Kidz.
These white puffy clouds look like cotton balls floating in the sky. Cumulous clouds usually mean good weather. They’re perfect for an afternoon of cloud gazing with your kindergartners. Want to learn more? Try these activities:
- Read Weather Clues in the Sky: Clouds by Belinda Jensen with your early elementary learners to learn more about all the things clouds can teach us about the weather if we learn to look and listen.
- Engage in some sensory learning fun by creating your own beautiful cumulous clouds with shaving cream and water in a clear plastic tub. Fill the tub with water about ½ full. Then, have your kindergartners create cumulous clouds on top with shaving cream.
These thunderstorm clouds bring snow, wind, and heavy rain. Cumulonimbus clouds are responsible for all kinds of precipitation. You can explore these fascinating clouds with clouds activities for early learners:
- Roleplay with storm cloud costumes by playing rain or storm sounds and having your kindergartners move around the room pretending to be cumulonimbus clouds on a mission.
- Address children’s fears about storms with Greta and the Dark Cloud by Lana Simkins to help kids learn they don’t have to be scared of dark stormy clouds or bad weather.
How will you use clouds activities and this printable clouds worksheet bundle to teach your kindergartners and early elementary learners all about the weather this year?
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Share your own weather activity ideas and lesson plans in the comments.
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