Whether it’s cold as ice or you’re experiencing a heatwave, these weather songs for kids are ideal for calendar or circle time, transitions, or a rainy day brain break! If you are looking for more songs that kids love, check out our best songs for kids post.
For even more great weather activities, check out our weather lesson plans in our preschool store! They’re full of hands-on learning activities, books, crafts, games, and printables!
Weather Songs for Kids
Bad weather is snow laughing matter, but rather…it’s ideal for singing! We included lots of great circle time weather songs, perfect for singing during a morning meeting or end-of-the-day farewell. Check out “What’s the Weather” fingerplay below for great interactive fun!
After the circle time songs, we include songs specifically about different types of weather, including rain, sun, and snow. Check out classic songs like “Rain, Rain, Go Away” and “You Are My Sunshine”. These timeless tunes are catchy and build language and memory skills, all while learning the weather!
Weather Songs for Circle Time
What’s the Weather? and What’s the Weather Like Today? – Jbrary
We’ll start with two amazing circle time songs from Jbrary that are perfect weather songs for preschool or kindergarten! The first is short, set to a familiar tune, and has simple motions, all of which will keep your kids engaged! The second weather song is perfect to put right after calendar time, as you use the current day of the week as part of the song.
What’s the Weather? – Nancy Kopman
This short little song is great for introducing all kinds of weather words, like “raining”, “snowing”, “cold”, “hot”, “sunny”, “windy”, “cloudy”, “stormy” and “grey.”
Check out the Weather! – Harry Kindergarten Music
This grooving weather song for kids is super engaging! It introduces some fun weather vocabulary like temperature and precipitation. It also spells out common weather terms, reinforcing letters and word recognition.
Weather Song for Kids – The Singing Walrus
I love this children’s weather song! It’s calming and sweet and I find myself wanting to listen to it more than once. It provides a great opportunity to incorporate social/emotional skills and talk about how the weather makes you feel. We sometimes associate rain with sadness, but as this song says, you can be happy in all kinds of weather!
How’s the Weather? – Super Simple Songs
This sweet song subtly ties the weather to each of the four seasons. See if your kids can guess which is which! Sometimes the simplest songs are the best weather songs for kids.
Weather Song for Children – Patty Shukla
One of our favorite children’s musicians, Patty Shukla, is just captivating in this song! We LOVE using sign language with music, and Patty uses just enough. The kids will be engaged without being out of control!
Weather Song – Have Fun Teaching
Ready to take your kid weather songs to the next level?? This one is brought to you by the same people who made the irresistible Seasons Song. It’s a vocabulary and meteorology bonanza!
Rain Songs for Preschool
Rain Rain Go Away – The Learning Station
Chances are your kids already know this song! Our friends The Learning Station keep it fresh with fun animations and lots of harmonies. The kids in the video are all sad about the rain – use this time to remind yours about all the good things rain brings, too!
Umbrella – Laurie Berkner
Umbrellas can be pretty magical on a rainy day! Laurie Berkner gets us grooving with a fun reggae beat. The tempo changes and increases throughout the song, which keeps it super engaging!
Little Raindrops Falling Down – Jbrary
Keeping a steady beat is a GREAT skill, and for lots of kids, can be harder than it seems! Jbrary encourages lots of gross motor movement in this song, having kids use their body to pat, clap, and stomp along to a rainstorm.
All The Raindrops – Alina Celeste
Here’s one just for fun! What would happen if it rained your favorite foods? Which foods would your kids like to fall from the sky?
Preschool Sunshine and Sun Songs
Mr. Sun – Raffi
We love Raffi! Enjoy this classic – your kids probably already know and love it! It’s one of the best weather-related songs for kids.
It’s a Beautiful Day – The Singing Walrus
The Singing Walrus hits another home run! Here’s a very sweet preschool weather song about a beautiful day when the sun is shining. It would be great as a transition song into a calm activity.
You Are My Sunshine – The Kiboomers
Do your kids know that THEY are your sunshine? 🙂 The words are printed on the screen, helping with word recognition and early literacy skills.
Snow and Snowflake Songs for Preschool
Snowflake, Snowflake in the Sky by Jbrary
A simple snowflake song! Gentle actions set to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Putting new lyrics to a familiar tune is one of the best ways to keep a child’s attention. There is instant recognition and buy-in to the tune, making it easy and fun to learn the new words.
Little Snowflake by Super Simple Songs
I have to admit that I watch this darling video all the way through every time I come across it, even when I’m by myself! It’s a perfect weather song for when it’s snowing outside.
Snowflakes Snowflakes by The Kiboomers
Here’s another sweet snowflake song to add to the “calming music” list. The words are printed on the screen which encourages word recognition, and some early readers will even be able to follow along! The song is set to the familiar “ABC” melody, so your kids will be singing along in no time.
After you’ve exhausted the weather songs, keep the music going in your classroom with these song cards and song sticks from our store! There are 35 song posters that can be used as song cards, along with matching song sticks to make choosing songs for circle time even more fun. They are perfect songs for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and any child who loves to sing.