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I remember my mom reading my sister’s and I the book The Snowy Day. The boy in the book seemed to enjoy doing the same things we did in the snow. If you haven’t read them the book, you will want to look for it at the library. After reading the book to or with them, I thought your children might want to explore snowflake designs.
Did you know that snowflakes have six points and/or six sides like a hexagon? Did you know that snowflake designs are symmetrical? As your children explore building snowflake designs of their own, you will may want to share these fun facts with them. (My son seemed to soak up words like hexagon and symmetry when he was little.)
I have created three different outlines of snowflake designs and placed them in a PDF for you to use with your children. They can place a variety of objects on top of the designs to create fun snowflake designs or creations.
Snowflake Design One
Snowflake Design Two
Snowflake Design Three
Let me show you some of the snowflakes designs that we created with objects we found around our house.
Building Material List
- Sticks (Popsicle sticks or sticks from a branch)
- Bread tags
- Cotton Swabs
If you like my activities based on The Snowy Day, I think you will like these activities based on the book too.
SNOW THEMED LITERACY ACTIVITIES
- Snowflake Swat Letter Learning Game from Preschool Powol Packets
- Snowball Sight Words on a Sticky Table from Views From a Step Stool
- Snowy Day Inspired Alphabet Writing Tray from School Time Snippets
- Icicle Prewriting Activity from Mama Smiles
SNOW THEMED SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
- Easy Colorful Paper Towel Snowflakes from Toddler Approved
- Why We Salt Roads Science Investigation from Rainy Day Mum
- Melting Snowball Estimations from My Storytime Corner
SENSORY SNOW ACTIVITIES
- Snow Tea Party from Teach Beside Me
- Pre-Writing Sensory Tray from Growing Book by Book
- Puffy Paint Snowman from Messy Little Monster
- Indoor Snow Sensory Play from Mama Smiles
ACTIVE SNOW ACTIVITIES
- Outdoor Snow Play Ideas for Kids from Mama Smiles