Maintaining a weather station is an absorbing activity suitable for any time of the year. Men in particular will love this activity!

Why is the weather such an inherent part of conversations in so many countries?

It could be because it is ever-changing, or because it affects everybody, or maybe just because it is an interesting and harmless topic of conversation; whether among friends or strangers. Perhaps it is for all of these reasons.

Given our enthusiasm for the weather in much of the Western world, it is not surprising that many people enjoy keeping track of the weather as a hobby.

In the long years I worked with seniors I encountered a number of them with an intriguing devotion to ‘checking the weather gauge’.

It is an absorbing activity suitable for any time of the year. Perhaps you have some residents who would enjoy this project as well.

In this article we cover:

  • The Weather as a Hobby
  • How to Start a Weather Station
  • Sharing Weather Reports
  • Weather Reminiscing for Seniors
  • Old Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather
  • Game: Weather Events
  • Sayings and Poems About the Weather
  • Weather Word Search


Leonie 6th Jul 2016
very interesting will pass onto mens shed at centre where I work. Thankyou
Kylie 1st Dec 2015
I used this. we now have a rain gauge outside with a chart inside to record any rain. (not much at the moment) !
Heather 24th Oct 2015
Thanks for this activity, I spoke to my group of male residents and they are really keen to do this activity in the next couple of weeks.
Solange 31st Dec 2014
Thank you Lynne for your contribution, we shall add it to the activity.
Lynne 30th Dec 2014
Another one:

Red sky at night is a sailors delight

Red sky in the morning is a sailors warning

Lynne VIC
Shirley 13th Aug 2014
Used part of this activity - well received - loved the Poems -Thank you -
Shirley NSW
Solange 12th Aug 2014
Thanks for sharing Debra, we will add it to the list.
Debra 12th Aug 2014
Thought I would share this one as it is the only one I know!

Red sky at night Shepherd's delight
Red sky in morning Shepherd's Warning

Debbie, Brisbane Qld.
Joanne 8th Aug 2014
Sheila, I love that poem, I can't wait to read it to all my lovely
Residents, I know it will put a smile on their faces.
Jo, from uk
Bertylla 7th Aug 2014
Thanks Sheila ! Weather topic is a very good conversation activity for our residents.
Solange 6th Aug 2014
Thanks everyone for your feedback.
Sheila, we have added this lovely verse the to list!

Thanks again.
Patricia 5th Aug 2014
Thank you so much! I received the email this morning before Day Group, ran off & all my lovely people were so interested! I love everything you put on here, it has helped me, BUT most importantly has helped the Group & they so appreciate it! A BIG THANK YOU! Thank heaven for you & the wonderful people who post & share. We are so lucky!
Shirley 5th Aug 2014
We are already doing part of this activity - can't wait to try weather events, sayings & poems Thank you - Shirley NSW
Sheila 5th Aug 2014
Here's another one for you:

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot –
We’ll weather the weather
Whether we like it or not!
rosie 5th Aug 2014
thanks very interesting

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