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Magnetic Weather Wolf

A craft for budding meterorologists

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Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Weather is unpredictable. Forecasting is a gamble. That’s what makes it so much fun. Hone observation and prediction skills by having your child become a weather watcher. What she sees outside determines what the weather wolf (and your child) will wear that day. Which leaves only one question: What will the wolf wear today?
Magnetic Weather Wolf
What You’ll Need
  • Cardstock
  • Markers
  • Adhesive magnetic sheet
What to Do
  1. On cardstock, draw a wolf, sunglasses, a scarf, and types of clothing including boots, hats, and other accessories.
  2. Color the shapes and place them on the sticky side of an adhesive magnetic sheet.
  3. Cut out the shapes. Place them on a refrigerator or another magnetic surface. Each day, ask your child to match the wolf’s clothing to the weather outside.
Extend the Fun

For younger kids: Instead of a wolf, make a Weather “You.” Draw your body on cardstock and cut out one of your school pictures for a face. Dress “Magnetic Weather You” the same way you dress the wolf.

For older kids: Make a rain gauge from a clear glass jar. Track daily and weekly rainfall, and record each measurement in a notebook.  At the end of the month, compare readings to determine the rainiest week.

Craft by Kelly Theobald; text by Mary Sears.