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Dressing for the Physical Environment Sort

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages

Help children learn about dressing for the environment by sorting clothing items into categories for warm climate and cold climate.

Looking for Weather Lessons for Kindergarten?

Do you need weather and climate-related activities for your kindergarten class? Are you looking for an activity to reinforce sorting and categorizing? Well, look no further! 

This printable is designed to help young learners learn about the differences between warm and cold weather clothes. Students will learn to identify what clothing items are required when living in warm and cold climates.

To play, students will shuffle the clothing cards and identify the item of clothing. They will then determine if the item is worn in warm or cold places and sort accordingly.

Through this activity, students will discover how the climate in an area affects the people who live there, including their choices of clothing, housing, and recreation. It makes a perfect introduction to a weather unit for kindergarten.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your  Social Studies and Science lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

  • Invite students to use a visual reminder of the human characteristics of a place by looking at an anchor chart or classroom poster. 

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Have students further their learning by verbally explaining their reasoning for each sorted item. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color or Blackline PDF version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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