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Some young children and individuals with special educational needs and disabilities dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g. Thunder and lightning or very windy weather.

The weather is a constant and changing presence in our lives, therefore it is important to help individuals build a sensory tolerance and understanding of the different types of weather conditions and how they affect us. 

Many of the clothes and items used for taking precautions in different weathers often have textures and smells that may be overwhelming for an individual with sensory processing needs e.g. wearing hats and sunglasses and tolerating wearing sunscreen in hot weather or wearing or a waterproof jacket and wellingtons in the rainy weather. 

This resource aims to address these sensory challenges through a fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story.  

Repeated exposure in a safe environment can help to desensitise and familiarise the sensory experiences associated with the weather for the sensory explorer. 

This resource includes fun and motivating, sensory extension activities that will build communication skills and connect the sensory explorer to science in a way that is meaningful to their lives. 

Table of Contents


Health & Safety    

Story Props   

The Weather – Full Poem  

How To Tell a Multisensory Story   

The Weather Step-by-Step Multisensory Poem   

Weather Themed Listening Game  

Weather Themed Sensory Bag  

Weather Themed Sensory Bin  

Seasonal Weather Boxes  

Weather Themed Art & Craft  

Record the Weather 

The Weather Forecast  

Weather Observation & Scientific Exploration 

Project a Rainbow  

Rainbow’s End Treasure Hunt  

Weather Activity Ideas & Inspiration  



This is the perfect resource for SEN students aged 3-19, EYFS, Mainstream Primary, Speech & Language and EAL students.
A multisensory story is told using props to engage the senses and back up the spoken word.
The story props are low budget, everyday items found around the home, garden, outdoor areas and in the classroom.
What are the Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling?
1. Storytelling creates a bond between the storyteller and the story explorer enhancing and enriching experiences.
2. Rhyming Multisensory Stories connect the individual to literature, culture and topic in a fun and engaging way.
3. The stories form a base on which to scaffold learning enabling the student to work on personal goals and individual targets.
4. The activities in the stories are designed to promote:
Promote Communication Skills: Eye contact, listening, shared attention and language development.
Self-confidence & Well-being: Trying out new ideas & skills, practicing self-care & independence and enjoying achievement.
Self-awareness: Asking for ‘help’, ‘again’ and ‘more’
Opportunities to explore cause & effect and build anticipation skills
Physical Development: Fine & gross motor skills.
Knowledge about the environment and the world around us.
Engagement in scientific experimentation and mathematical concepts.
Development of social & emotional skills: turn-taking & sharing and teamwork.
5. The sensory stimuli (story props) are a tool for the story explorer to explore and express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences and to have the opportunity to make choices.
This information can be used to identify motivators or items to calm and individual when anxious, tired or stressed, identify triggers, (some you may wish to avoid, others to work on building tolerance through desensitisation in a safe and therapeutic environment) and used in the writing of care plans to enhance areas daily life.
Your questions, queries, comments and feedback are always welcome.
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