November 25, 2008

Gifts for the Little Meteorologist

Do you have an older child who loves science and is fascinated by weather? Here are some great holiday gift ideas for kids want to be a weatherperson when they grow up and for kids who just have a natural curiosity about our world.

This digital weather station looks like so much fun. Kids set up the station and use tools that measure temperature, humidity and other weather indicators to put together their own forecast. The can also measure air pollution, rain pH and build a barometer. It also comes with an activity book. You can get it for $39.98.

The DK Eyewitness Weather book has amazing weather pictures as well as facts about weather and climate. This is for middle age kids, but even younger kids would enjoy the pictures. I love the DK Eyewitness books, our whole family enjoys reading them together. You could also get the Eyewitness Weather DVD.

Here's a great website that kids can use now and all year long and it's free. It's called Weather Wiz Kids and it is such a fun website designed by television meteorogist Crystal Wicker. You can find lots of information on tornadoes, hurricanes, clouds, weather experiments and games, coloring pages, even weather jokes like this one:

Whatever happened to the cow that was lifted into the air by the tornado?

Udder disaster!

Haha! :)

I can remember when my daughter was afraid of thunderstorms when she was a preschooler. It really helped her to learn about what happens during a storm and that the loud thunder could not hurt her. She enjoys learning about weather; our Science Museum has a great Weather Discovery area for kids and she loves doing the cool experiments they have.

Are your kids fascinated by weather, terrified by it, or could they care less about the weather? :)


Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Whoa! That is an intense gift! I LOVE the girly skirts!

Mama Wheaton said...

My kids love storms, they really like a good rain and wind storm but then again we are from Alaska originally, so snow is great too.

Leigh said...

Great ideas! My 8 yr old would love these, Happy Mom! And HM, you make me happy with your kind comments regarding the pics on my sidebar. How sweet! Thanks for dropping by! I love new friends. I will be back too!

Zen Ventures said...

I like the digital weather station. My daughter is always fascinated with the indoor weather forecaster thingy that we have at home. I bet she'll love one of these :)

Veronica Lee said...

my sons will be fascinated by the digital weather station

Melinda said...

Being a born and bred Georgia girl, the weather here in Oklahoma terrifies me!!! (I would add a few more exclamation marks but I think you get the gist) My hubby on the other hand lives for tornado season and would totally dig this gift...yeah, he's just a big kid, but I love him. : )

Mamarazzi said...

that thing is awesome!!

i noticed you are a new follower of my blog so i had to come over and welcome you!

i look forward to seeing you around my place and can't wait to come back here and soak up more of your bloggy goodness!

i am also grabbing your super cute button...come get mine girl, it will look great on you!!

Preppy Sue said...

Thanks for sharing. My son would love the digital weather station!