Many of us have been through some severe weather events. In the last two years, I have been through two Category 4 Cyclones, and well – I grew up around blizzards. If you are studying different types of severe weather events in your homeschool, then these free resources about extreme weather will be perfect alongside your lessons.
Tornados, hurricanes/cyclones, blizzards, storms, and floods. All are extreme weather events that can get scary to the core. If your kids watch the news, they may have lots of questions about them.
The increasing number of weather events we hear about can actually leave us all wondering why there are so many right now. We are left asking why they seem to be increasing even. There is news of floods, hurricanes, and natural disasters caused by extreme weather events like droughts, wildfires, floods, and more.
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A biblical teaching opportunity with extreme weather events.
We can take this opportunity to teach our children about the comfort that lies in God’s plan, regardless of the turmoil going on throughout the globe. As Christians, we should understand and teach our kids to understand, that God is control of all things – and even some things he allows to happen.
Although we may not know precisely why these severe events have to happen, besides the scientific cause, we can rest assured that God has ordained them all.
Teaching our children about God’s sovereignty is essential when they ask why such things like extreme weather events happen. Sometimes parents can get stumped explaining them, especially when lives are lost. We don’t have to be afraid or avoid these tough questions.
Here are some scriptures that will help you explain God’s sovereignty when it comes to scary weather.
These Bible verses on weather also make great memory verses and copywork throughout your extreme weather lessons.
Exodus 9:29 – Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the Lord. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s.
Psalm 135:6–7 – Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightning for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
Hebrews 1:3 – He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
Psalm 18:14 – And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightning and routed them.
Jeremiah 10:13 – When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
Grab these free resources about extreme weather to teach your kids:
FREE Extreme Weather Sampler Pack | Double Dose of Learning
75+ Weather Activities & FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
Extreme Weather FREE Vocab and Teacher’s Guide Downloads | Kids Discover
FREE Emergent Readers About Extreme Weather | The Measured Mom
Fun FREE Extreme Weather Solutions (Video, Questions, Materials, Lesson Plan) | Generation Genius
Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather Knowledge Harvest FREE Lesson | The Ginger Teacher
Learning All About Severe Weather with QR Codes (FREEBIE) | Soaring Sandy
FREE Extreme Weather Factsheets/Writing Prompts/Worksheets | Activity Village
Extreme Weather FREE Printable | Teacher Vision
Weather: Forecasting Severe Weather -FREE | Southern Science Specialists and REACH Inc
Severe Weather FREE Matching Cards | Fifth with Futch
Weather: Severe Weather LAB MANUAL-Skew-T and CASE STUDIES. A Must Have! | Southern Science Specialists and REACH Inc
Extreme Weather on Earth | National Geographic
Thunderstorms (and floods)
FREE Timeline Worksheet: July 14, 1987, Montreal Flood | Write Bonnie Rose
FREE Hurricane Booklet for Notebooking | The Notebooking Fairy
Hurricane/Tropical Storm FREE Notebooking Pages | Look We’re learning
How Tornadoes Form FREE Worksheet | Education.com
Extreme Weather Conditions: Avalanches, Blizzards & Ice Storms | Every Star is Different
FREE Blizzards PDF | EducationWorld
Blizzard FREE Facts & Worksheets | kidskonnect
FREE Weather & Natural Disaster Downloads – Supplement your study of weather with our free downloadable weather and natural disaster related downloads all in one place!
Extreme weather experiments/activities:
Cool ESL Extreme Weather Activities | Busy Teacher
Hurricane Unit Study and Activities | Year Round Homeschooling
Make a Hurricane (Extreme Weather Science) | Gift of Curiosity
What Causes a Thunderstorm? Simple Science Experiment | Life with Moore Babies
Make a Hurricane in a Jar | One Time Through
Easy Snow Blizzard Science Experiment | The Bender Bunch
Weather Activities for Kids: Thunderstorm Art Project | Buggy and Buddy
Extreme weather videos:
Watch the Birth of a Tornado | NationalGeographic
Severe Weather Science | Crash Course Kids
Wacky Weather Videos: Fun facts & more! | Nat Geo Kids
Stay Prepared in extreme weather events:
FREE Extreme Weather Plan and Checklist | Blessed Beyond a Doubt
How to Prepare For A Hurricane or Storm | Love and Sweet Tea
FREE Disaster Preparedness Songs for Kids | Bits of Curiosity
How to Prepare For Severe Weather | A Mess Free Life
Be Prepared For Extreme Weather – FREE CHECKLIST | Education Possible
During the cyclones we went through, my husband, I, and the kids weren’t too worried. Our little family understood God’s perfect will. These scary times remind us of the necessity for us to teach our kids about the comfort that salvation holds.
Instead of dreading the storms (even in the storms of life), we can take a moment to find joy in them. We can appreciate the Lord’s magnificence, power, and love that he shows over and over again. With every storm we endure, He provides us chance after chance to know him. Let these extreme weather events teach our kids just that.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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