Weather Poem - I Hear Thunder

Sentence and word-building activities using the popular rhyme: I Hear Thunder, I Hear Thunder.

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How to prepare this resource:

  • Select the font and download the PDF.
  • Each PDF includes a full page of the rhyme, large print sentence/line strip cut-outs and large print word cut-outs.
  • Cut out the sentence/line strips or the words and place them in a zip lock bag.
  • Print this resource on thicker cardboard for added durability.

How to use this resource:

  • Students are required to put the rhyme, ‘I Hear Thunder, I Hear Thunder’, back in order.
  • This resource could be glued into a workbook or simply put back together on the tabletop so it can be used again.
  • You could also print this on larger paper and then attach magnets to the back so it could be put back together on the whiteboard.


  • Provide students with a copy of the complete rhyme to assist them when putting it back together.

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How to use this teaching resource

  • Print the A4 size for each child to pop into their nursery rhymes, poems and songs scrapbook – children ‘play with the words, letters and sounds’
  • Work in with Weather theme – weather words, and weather chart..
  • Print (bigger onto A3 if prefer), pop onto coloured backing card, laminate and add to your class ‘Big Book of Nursery Rhymes, Poems and Songs’ Collection…(see general link above for more activities)
  • Print (larger onto A3 if you like), laminate, and cut up ready for children to reconstruct – pop into your song / poem box (see general link above for more activities)
  • Don’t forget to really make the most of these poems / songs and put your detective hats on to search for rhyming words, circle phonic sounds, play ‘find the word’ games, look for question marks and other structures, lots of ‘playing with words’ – it’s great fun to find all the word/letter patterns in poems and nursery rhymes.

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