Rainbow Grey resources

We have been working in collaboration with Harper Collins and the author of the Rainbow Grey series of books, Laura Ellen Anderson, on a set of education resources based around the Weatherlands.

As part of this collaboration Laura visited the Met Office to take a look behind the scenes and talked about how she created the world of Rainbow Grey.

From this collaboration we have two sets of resources that sit in the First Explorations section of our schools hub.

Billowing breezes, twisting tornadoes

Tornadoes are one of the most powerful and destructive weather systems on earth. They can be scary, but not if you are a Rainbow Weatherling!

In this activity, you can create your own “not-so-scary” tornado and explore how to keep safe from extreme weather.

Click the icon to download in English


  Billowing breezes twisting tornadoes (PDF 630.1KB)



 Tornado information guide (PDF 365.2KB)



Cliciwch ar yr eicon i lawrlwytho yn Gymraeg 


  Awelon sy’n llifo, corwyntoedd sy’n troelli (PDF 632.4KB)



 Canllaw gwybodaeth am gorwyntoedd (PDF 368.5KB)


Weatherlands forecast

We discover through reading the stories that Rainbow Grey lives in the Weatherlands with her Weatherling friends and family. Knowing what weather is happening is important throughout the story, if only to keep an eye on those pesky Rogues causing trouble!

Just like the Council of Forecasters, providing weather updates every day, meteorologists at the Met Office provide weather forecasts to keep us safe.

In this activity, become a Weatherling and create your own forecast with the help of the Met Office and the author of Rainbow Grey, Laura Ellen Anderson.

Click the icon to download in English


  Weatherlands forecast lesson plan (PDF 588.9KB)



  Weatherlands weather report (PDF 75.4KB)



   Rainbow Grey Met Office slides (PDF 1.5MB)



Cliciwch ar yr eicon i lawrlwytho yn Gymraeg 


  Cynllun gwers rhagolygon Weatherlands (PDF 590.9KB)



 Adroddiad tywydd Weatherlands (PDF 74.3KB)



   Rainbow Grey Met Office slides (PDF 1.5MB)