This Weather Station dramatic play center helps kids learn about weather symbols, temperature and more! It’s suitable for kids in Pre-K, Preschool and Kindergarten, although I’m sure older children will love it too!
Why is dramatic play important?
Pretend play helps kids to learn about themselves, the world and how things work. Dramatic play centers also help to strengthen a child’s language development (e.g. expressive language, vocabulary), social skills and play skills. Children learn a lot through play!
Weather Station Dramatic Play
I’m so excited about this dramatic play center as it includes so many fun printables to create an awesome weather station for the kids to play in. Best of all it integrates science by including weather symbols, weather forecasting, meteorologist’s instruments and more!
Preparation – First I printed and laminated the resources for added durability. Next I created a sky backdrop using a party cloth and some paper clouds.
Meteorologist’s Weather Lab
In this area kids can use pretend weather instruments to observe and forecast the weather.
In the forecast area I added some posters with real photos and charts with removable weather symbols. Then I added some writing printables such as a meteorologist’s report. Finally I added a few measuring instruments such as an anemometer (my one came as part of a You Track It Weather Lab). But if you have a look on Pinterest or Youtube, there are many examples of DIY ones you can make.
The weather news desk is SO much fun! It includes a variety of fun printables such as maps, microphones, a camera and clapper board! I love that kids can remove the symbols on the maps and also choose a map relevant to the continent where they live.
The wardrobe area shown below is another fun addition to this area. Here kids can pretend to dress a teddy bear or baby doll in clothes that are suitable for the weather.
Find out more about this dramatic play pack below. I’ve included a more comprehensive set of instructions within the actual pack.
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