Weather is one of those universals that you can discuss with anyone. And when I saw this post at Deceptively Educational about studying weather in five US cities, I knew I had found the perfect way to tie geography and weather together for my kids!
I wanted to make the activity accessible to all three kids (aged 2, 4, and 6), so rather than have them graph the weather, I wrote it out on post-it notes, which we placed on our map. Since my family is pretty globally nomadic, I only had to resort to a non-relative for Australia! We talked about who lived (or used to live – I added in the four non-US countries where I grew up) where, what the cities were like, and how cold they were relative to one another. The kids were able to accurately pick out the coldest (Boston, on this particular day) and hottest (Perth, not surprisingly) cities! I had hoped to have them add in sunshine/rain, but my kids got sick again and I decided to keep it sweet and simple!