Fun Weather Coloring Pages For Kids… They’re Free!

Here's some weather fun... weather coloring books offered by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).These fun coloring books feature 2 fun kid characters named Billy and Maria. Together, they introduce their young coloring friends to a number of interesting weather topics, including tornado safety, thunderstorms, winter weather, and a trip to the National Weather Service (NWS).These weather coloring books for kids can be … [Read more...]

Make Snow: See How To Turn Boiling Water Into Ice Crystals Instantly!

Cool! Here's a fire and ice experiment you are going to love. Did you know you can turn boiling water into ice crystals?  I never knew either, until I saw this great video that shows the whole thing being done right before my very eyes. It's quick, and you can't blink, so watch carefully -- that boiling water turns into ice crystals in a flash!   Snow is coming down in parts of the country already, and some folks have already seen some blisteringly cold weather, so maybe you can … [Read more...]

How To Capture And Save Snowflakes

Now you can bring your snow inside, thanks to this clever little trick! Materials needed:piece of glass aerosol hairspraySteps: #1 Freeze the piece of glass and the hairspray can overnight.#2 Spray your chilled glass with the chilled hairspray.#3 Go outside and let some snowflakes settle on the glass.#4 When you have enough flakes bring the glass indoors and allow it to thaw at roomtemperature for about 15 minutes.#5 Now you have a permanent record of your … [Read more...]

Weather Question: What’s It Like Being A Meteorologist?

Wondering what it's like to be a meteorologist? Students recently questioned an Illinois meteorologist to find out more about what it's like being a weather person. Questions included "What's the worst weather you have ever seen?" and "What's the hardest part of your job?"   Behind-The-Scenes Of A TV Weather Station If you've ever wondered what goes on to put the weather forecast on TV, then you'll appreciate this great behind-the-scenes look at WISH-TV's weather … [Read more...]

Snow Facts And Fun Things To Do With Kids In The Winter

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How much do you know about snow?Did you know that:Some snowflakes can measure almost 2 inches across. The world's largest snowman was built in Bethel, Maine in 2008. It was 122 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 13,000,000 pounds. The eyes were 5-foot wreaths. Snow can fall with ground temperatures up to about 40 degrees. … [Read more...]

4 Fun Fall Activities For Kids & Ways To Enjoy The Autumn Weather With Your Children

Fall is a special time of the year. For many, it represents Mother Nature's last hurrah before the white hues and biting freezes of the winter set in. For others, fall means harvest time.Fall also is synonymous with the scent of cinnamon; colors of red, orange, and yellow; and scenes of pumpkin carving and wreath making.Whatever fall means to you, the autumn season is a wonderful time to get together with your kids.Here are 4 fun ways that you can enjoy the fall colors with your … [Read more...]

How To Throw A Rain Party – Simple & Fun Rain Play For Kids!

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Kids love all kinds of things -- including getting wet and messy! When I was a kid, my sister and I were allowed to play in the rain -- so long as there was no lightning and the rain was not too heavy. Sun showers were our favorite. No lightning, no hail, no gale force winds. Just good, pure rain drops falling from the sky while 'ol Mr. Sunshine was still popping his head through the clouds.     So, what's involved in planning a Rain Party for kids?...   … [Read more...]

Fun Things To Do With Kids In The Snow

Instead of hibernating in the house, watching TV and playing video games, why not relieve the winder blahs by getting outside with your kids?You'll be able to enjoying the beauty of the season and have some fun with your kids at the same time.Last year my grandsons and I built 2 snow houses. It was a lot of fun. The boys and I spent the entire day playing in the snow.The best part was that the temperatures stayed cold for several weeks and the boys and their friends had a lot of fun … [Read more...]

How To Make Snow Sculptures In Fun Shapes

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Remember when you were a kid and you waited in anticipation for the first significant snowfall? It was best if the snow was wet, packed snow because the first thing you wanted to do was make a snowman.But have you ever considered making a snow sculpture?Many adults love sculpting snow. There are even snow sculpture competitions that take place all over the U.S. and the world.Snow sculptures can be made right in your front yard, or at the park for all the world to see. If you are a … [Read more...]