The weather is an important topic for kids no matter where they live. It could be in the coldest place, or maybe in a more tropical zone. As they grow up, children start to recognise the different temperatures throughout the year, as they set out on a journey to look for signs of rainstorms, or wait for spring to come.
There are lots of reasons that make learning weather related words at a young age important. By doing this, kids learn to identify the different environmental changes and patterns that occur in their surroundings and it’s also a great way to introduce simple science concepts into their lives, which will be relevant for their future education.
Additionally, it’s essential that all children learn to be cautious when weather changes might be dangerous, like during severe storms or intense summers. Fortunately, teaching kids about this topic can be really fun.
Here you’ll find a list of weather vocabulary in English and also some fun activities and games to help the little ones start learning about the weather.
sleet /cloud / rainbow / sun / fog
mist / frost / drizzle / showers
flood / downpours / hail / heavy rain
snowflake / breeze / hurricane / cyclone
typhoon / tornado / thunder / drought
forecast / lightning / haze / hailstone
blizzard / sunshine / smog / light rain
chilly / gloomy / foggy / clear / icy
cold / hot / humid / warm
hazy / misty / damp / frosty
Weather and seasons vocabulary cards
To further practice the weather vocabulary, take a look at the different seasons of the year, this way your little one will be able to relate the different weather conditions to each one of them. Let’s keep learning!