Schools' Holiday Club, RSPB Rye Meads

Weather wizard

Become a human weather gauge!

In this activity we’re asking pupils to describe their experience of the weather and it is a great opportunity to build vocabulary and look at forms of expressive writing such as nature writing.
Take your pupils outside to see and feel different weather conditions and help them translate that into how it makes them feel.


Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!


This activity supports the following subjects: English, Health and Wellbeing/PSHE, Geography, Science.



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What do I need?

  • Paper, pens or equipment to record how you feel
  • You may want to make a five-day weather diary to fill in each day for a week. Think about different world and building your vocabulary.
Child's hand holds Homes for Nature Wild Challenge scorecard

What do I do?

  1. Go outside, whatever the weather.
  2. Discuss the effect and how it makes you feel. For example: I can't feel any wind, I feel calm and happy, I can feel the sun on my skin, it's hot, my hair is blowing about, my hat's blown off - I feel excited!
  3. Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo or a copy of your weather diary to help earn your award.
Close up on wellington boots, Family day out at the RSPB nature reserve, Sandy

Completing the activity

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading a photograph of you outside with a caption of how you’re feeling or upload a copy of your weather diary.

Get them thinking

Here are some prompts to help with learning:

  • What can you feel on your skin?
  • How does it make you feel?
  • What clues are there to the season?

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