It is truly amazing that snowflakes have six sides. It is equally amazing that each snowflake is unique! It is equally true that if children create snowflake patterns with LEGOS each should have six sides. Each of those snowflakes should also be unique.
To insure that each snowflake would have six sides stuck some masking tape onto pieces of construction paper in an asterisk shape. The pieces of paper weren’t big. A set of four was created by cutting an eight by ten piece of construction paper into fourths. (You could make your snowflake pattern work space bigger. You could make the tape asterisk much bigger too.)
We used only white LEGOS to construct our snowflakes. It might have been fun to create snowflakes that were multicolored. It would also allow your kids to think creatively.
The plan was to create on snowflake section or arm. Then the design of that section would be replicated five times to fill in the snowflake pattern on the paper. That will give you a perfectly balanced and symmetrical snowflake.
It may not look perfectly symmetrical when it is done. The tape sections help you to keep it close to being symmetrical. We found that a brick or two might be a few centimeters off. Although we did try to set up each LEGO snowflake section in the same spot on the tape it was difficult to make it perfect.
An extension of this activity would be for one child to build a snowflake pattern and see if another child or their parent could replicate the snowflake pattern. Children would get to work on their visual discrimination skills as well as their eye hand coordination that way.
More LEGO Activities We Have Done
If you like this snowflake patterns activity, you will find more learning activities with LEGO on my LEGO Learning Activities board.