This cardboard weather wheel is a fun preschool craft for learning about the weather, tracking and reporting! So fun for part of a weather unit!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Paper Fastener 

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a circle from cardboard. (We used a dinner plate to trace.) Paint the circle and set it aside to dry.

Step 2:Cut shapes - circles for sunny, cloud shapes, etc. from cardboard.

Step 3: Paint the cardboard shapes and allow them to dry.

Step 4:Glue together any parts like sun beams, lightning or raindrops.

Step 5: Glue the weather shapes around the outside perimeter of the wheel.

Step 6: Cut two small squares from cardboard. Glue them, stacked on top of each other, to the center of the wheel. This will be the platform for the arrow.

Step 7: Cut an arrow from cardboard (we used cardboard that was already printed with color) and carefully put the paper fastener at the end. Glue the paper fastener to the cardboard squares so the arrow can freely turn around the wheel.

Look outside the window, take a walk with your little one around the block and discuss the weather. Then have him or her move the arrow to the weather you've observed. Such a fun way to learn!