Spanish Weather Words for Your Preschooler
How’s the weather today where you live? I bet you have an opinion or two about how much you like or dislike the current climate in your area. In our lesson about Spanish weather words, you will involve your child in talking about the conditions outside. Teaching your little one to describe the weather and make observations about weather patterns is one of their first introductions to science. Combining Spanish with the basics of scientific observation about weather creates plenty of exciting lessons! ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?
Spanish Weather Words
When discussing the weather in Spanish, there are three main ways to describe it using appropriate verbs:
- What the weather does (hacer)
- What the weather is (estar)
- What weather “there is” (haber/hay)
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What the weather does (hacer)…
Hace buen tiempo.
It’s nice weather.
Hace mal tiempo.
It’s bad weather.
How the weather is (estar)…
What weather is there?
Hay una brisa.
More Spanish Weather Words
|El arco iris||Rainbow|
The Four Seasons
There are many fantastic weather activities that you and your child can enjoy during your Spanish lessons! Here are some ideas:
Wind Art: gather up a piece of paper, a straw, some paint, and newspaper or something else to protect your surface from paint spills. Squeeze a pile of paint in the middle of the paper and have your child blow it around using the straw while they pretend to be a light breeze or a strong wind. Words of advice: tell your child not to suck in or to touch the straw to the paint.
Read Lluvia (Haga El Tiempo Que Haga) by Carol Thompson and explore wind, snow, rain, and sunny weather with the five senses.
Read El Día Ventoso by Tracey Stanley and use a portable handheld fan to blow things around like the wind in the book. Things you can set up to let your child blow around: craft feathers, dry leaves, cotton balls, ribbons, thin craft paper, etc.
Make Snow Playdoh: You will need a bowl, spoon, cookie cutters, a rolling pin, and any other playdoh accessories you want to include. The recipe needs 2 cups of cornstarch, 1 ¼ cup unscented white hand lotion, and 2-3 drops of peppermint extract. Let your child measure the ingredients and mix them all together in a bowl. A soft and pliable snowball will begin to form. Use the snowball to extend the lesson with cookie cutters, legos, or other toys for imprinting.
Palo de Lluvia (Rainstick): Create the sound of falling rain with a palo de lluvia! For full instructions on how to design this craft, click here.
Make Weather Mobiles: Get your child’s hands busy with crafts that last throughout your weather lesson. Make individual mobiles of weather conditions and nouns, such as rainbow, clouds with rain, and bright sun. Check out these fun instructions!
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We hope this guide helps you to bring the weather to life for you and your child in your Spanish preschool lessons. Inspire your little one to talk about the weather with a native Spanish speaker in a free online class. Have them ask the teacher about the weather in Guatemala!
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