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How's The Weather?

Language Focus Other songs about: weather

"How's the weather?" "Let's look outside." "Is it _____?" Weather types (sunny, rainy, cloudy, snowy).

How's The Weather? Lyrics and Actions

Key Gestures
Weather - Use the American Sign Language sign for weather: make a 'W' with the three middle fingers on each hand and then twist them back and forth.
Sunny - Make a big circle over your head with your arms.
Rainy - Wiggle your fingers down in front of you, simulating rain.
Cloudy - Squeeze two imaginary pillows above your head.
Snowy - Move your hands down in front of you in a slow, wavy motion.

♫ How's the weather? [Weather gesture.]
How's the weather?
How's the weather today?
Is it sunny? [Sunny gesture.]
Is it rainy? [Rainy gesture.]
Is it cloudy? [Cloudy gesture.]
Is it snowy? [Snowy gesture.]
How's the weather today?

Let's look outside. [Put your hand above your eyes and look out the window.]
How's the weather?
Is it sunny today?
Let's look outside.
How's the weather?
Is it rainy today?
Let's look outside.
How's the weather?
Is it cloudy today?
Let's look outside.
Is it snowy today?

How's the weather?
How's the weather?
How's the weather today?
Is it sunny?
Is it rainy?
Is it cloudy?
Is it snowy?
How's the weather today? ♫

Classroom Benefits

"How's The Weather?" is a soothing song for talking about the weather. We keep it simple with four terms for describing the weather: sunny, rainy, cloudy, and snowy. These are the easiest weather concepts for toddlers to understand, and they are easy to gesture too! This song is a great lead-in to further discussion of weather and weather-related terms.

It's also a great chance to practice responding to simple yes/no questions. During the pause after the questions, "Is it sunny/rainy/cloudy/snowy?" children have time to do the gesture, and also answer the question with a "yes" or "no" or a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Activity Ideas

Make a weather related craft, such as paper snowflakes, rain drops, or a weather wheel. See our Pinterest board for more weather teaching ideas. 1

Use this song to discuss additional types of weather such as windy, stormy, hot and cold. 2

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