I loved thunderstorms as a child; raindrops on a tin roof are still some of my favorite sounds. I also loved when the lights went out and Mom and I would snuggle under a blanket while she told me stories into the night. Morning would often bring a beautiful clear sky. The few times we saw white, fluffy snow fall were also very special times. It was fun to scrape the ground to get enough snow to make a snowman, even though it was sad to watch him melt as the temperature climbed.
That’s one of the great things about Texas. Like the saying goes, “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” This is true no matter where you are in Texas; from the deserts of El Paso, to the bayous of Beaumont, the weather is unpredictable. If you would like to learn more about weather and how it works, check out some of the weather-related articles in Searchasaurus, a kid-friendly encyclopedia database from the Austin Public Library.
Literature Live!’s newest show is about our ever-changing weather. Join us for a parade of animals looking for shelter from the cold, a wispy sky filled with clouds that turn into the most marvelous shapes, and a little frog and turtle wondering what is happening with their pond. Starting September 8, 2015, you can catch the show, Wild and Wacky Weather, at locations all around town. Check the Youth Event Calendar for locations and times.
Watch the “Wild and Wacky Weather” trailer.
Have more fun with wacky weather by checking out the activities and books below. Even outer space has weather!
Learn more about it with the Space Weather Center.
Check out games and information from NASA about weather.
Make a sensory craft for every season with these fun PBS kids crafts!