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

Related Activities

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Kim 29th Nov 2017 Diversional Therapist
Thank you, always looking for men’s activity this one will go well. Will keep you posted!!
Talita 30th Nov 2017
Thanks Kim! Love to hear how it goes!
Leonie 6th Jul 2016 Aged Care Nurse
very interesting will pass onto mens shed at centre where I work. Thankyou
Kylie 1st Dec 2015 leisure and lifestyle officer
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 Recreation Activities Officer
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 Diversional Therapist
Thank you Lynne for your contribution, we shall add it to the activity.
Lynne 30th Dec 2014 Lifestyle Assistant
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 Recreation Officer
Used part of this activity - well received - loved the Poems -Thank you -
Shirley NSW
Solange 12th Aug 2014 Diversional Therapist
Thanks for sharing Debra, we will add it to the list.
Debra 12th Aug 2014 Volunteer
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 Activity coordinator
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 Recreation Therapist
Thanks Sheila ! Weather topic is a very good conversation activity for our residents.
Solange 6th Aug 2014 Diversional Therapist
Thanks everyone for your feedback.
Sheila, we have added this lovely verse the to list!

Thanks again.
Patricia 5th Aug 2014 Co Ordinator
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 Recreation Officer
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 Occupational Therapist
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 diversional therapist
thanks very interesting