For those of you who, like me, are stuck in the dead of dark winter, these weather coloring pages are for you! It’s hard to remember that the earth actually does warm up again when there is nothing but dreary, cold days to endure. And for those of you in Australia right now? Pfffftttttt.
These weather coloring pages can be fun for getting your mind off of the current cold, but they also offer some educational value and can be a great addition or jumping off point for science lessons about weather and climate. For smaller kids, you can talk about how the mercury in the thermometer drops when it’s cold and rises when it’s hot. This can also lead to lessons about solid, liquid, and gas forms of matter and how temperature affects them.
When it comes to weather, there’s just so much to learn. How do tornadoes form? Why do we have different seasons? How do meteorologists predict what the weather will be like for the rest of the week? There are also some really cool science experiments that kids love where you can make your own clouds, create a tornado in a bottle, or discover the relationship between air pressure and weather.
Or, you know, you could just print out the pages and plop the kids down with some crayons while you wrap yourself in a warm blanket and hover over a cup of hot coffee. One of the best things about coloring pages is that they provide an activity that most kinds can handle all on their own, which is nice when you need a break or really just want to hibernate until spring.