A hurricane is no joke. When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast and then days later, Irma hit Florida, many of us were unprepared for the incredible destruction. While our children may ask tons of questions about the event itself, it may also be an opportunity to help them understand what happens during a hurricane.
Thunder, lightening, tornadoes, severe wind and flooding accompany these serious storms. While they are a novelty to those who have never been in them, they become quite serious to those in their path. Hurricanes tell us a lot about weather and severe weather.
The FREE What is a Hurricane? lesson contains:
*A hurricane print-out book and comprehension questions
*Word scramble puzzle
*Life cycle diagram of a hurricane.
*Hurricane check list to prepare for one.
*Helping others activity to serve those who are affected by a hurricane.
You may also want to add additional information in the form of books and videos, which are inexpensive or free, to your study on hurricanes. A trip to the library may also add additional resources to your unit.
Books About Hurricanes & Extreme Weather
These books contain information for kids about hurricanes in a format they understand. Sometimes the Kindle books are cheaper, but other times, you can buy the used copies listed for a discount price. Three of the books teach hurricane content, but the others add details to the storms that occur with these monster storms.
The following books give your kids a good foundation to jump into the other severe weather issues showing up around our country.
Informational kid videos
As always, there are some great videos for kids on You Tube. Click play and watch, or go to You Tube to view. The video content may be a bit too difficult for younger children, unless your child takes in information like this with ease. Watch them and see if they fit your child’s abilities.
Crafts and Science Activities
Extend the lesson with these science experiments and crafts which help bring scientific understanding to these storms. Even if your special learners do not fully understand these experiments, they do bring God’s world to life.
Create a hurricane on paper with this easy hurricane cotton craft. (Scroll down to see the Instagram photo)
Here is the link for the Interactive Hurricane Unit. You can download it for free here, or purchase it at my Teacher’s Pay Teachers store.