Make a Brilliant Weather Poster from Recycled Magazines

The weather is a popular topic here in the UK as we have so many different types of weather that commenting on the weather is almost a national pastime!

One of the things that we get a lot of is rain.  Lots of rain.  So when we saw that the theme for today was all about the weather, we just knew we had to investigate the rain cycle!

We found a great book which introduces the topic of weather cycles to young readers.  The Kingfisher Readers Level 4 Weather by Chris Oxlade.  This book can either be read by a confident reader or by an adult and is packed full of interesting weather facts.

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After reading the book from cover to cover we decided to see if we could remember what the rain cycle was and how it worked by making our own rain cycle poster.


Pens or pencils

Large piece of paper




What We Did

First, we tore some green and blue paper to make a basic picture of sky, land and sea.  Then, we found pictures of the sea, a river and mountains in magazines and cut them out.  We placed the sun and some rain clouds in the sky of our main picture.  Next,  we drew arrows on paper and cut them out.

After talking about where things should go and which direction the arrows should point, we stuck everything down on our large piece of paper!  We thoroughly enjoyed making our rain cycle poster.  Next time it rains we will be able to explain why it does and how!

This was first published in March 2015 and has been recently updated.

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