Weather Apps, Games, and Websites

Weather -- and how it affects our planet -- is fascinating, and kids might have a few questions. These weather-centric apps, games, and websites will help them identify weather patterns, understand why the weather changes, or simply brighten their days. When the sky clears, help your kids get active with our list of Apps That Inspire Kids to Play Outside.

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APP

MarcoPolo Weather

age 3+

Sandbox tool lets kids explore weather without getting wet.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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APP

Seasons and Weather ! Science educational games

age 4+

A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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APP

iDress for Weather

age 5+

Customizable, picture-based weather app great for everyone.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Rudi Rainbow – Children's Book

age 5+

Fun is in the forecast with cute, playful weather adventure.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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GAME

Disaster Hero

age 8+

FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2013)
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WEBSITE

Scijinks

age 8+

The wonderful world of weather, made easy for kids.

URL: http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/ (2007)
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WEBSITE

TheWeatherChannelKids

age 8+

A shower of weather-related info & fun activities.

URL: http://theweatherchannelkids.com (2007)
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WEBSITE

California Academy of Sciences

age 10+

Site brings the science museum experience into kids' homes.

URL: http://www.calacademy.org/explore-science (2013)
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GAME

Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

age 10+

Enigmatic puzzles and scary storms highlight this mystery.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2010)
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GAME

SimCity

age 10+

Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2013)
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GAME

Storm Seekers

age 11+

Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows (2013)
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GAME

Stop Disasters!

age 12+

Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2007)
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