Thursday, January 28, 2021


It is wintertime and many places are experiencing snow. We don’t get much snow where I live and when it snows, it is very little and doesn’t stay long. Students of all ages enjoy making paper snowflakes.

Snowflakes form when water vapor travels through the air and condenses. It slowly becomes a growing ice crystal which is a snowflake. The way vapor condenses plays a big part in the shape of the snowflake. No two snowflakes are the same. Snowflakes are symmetrical in a similar way.

There is a great tutorial for making snowflakes according to Martha Stewart. I would print off the directions and have students follow each step. This will have them practice reading and following directions. Smaller children may need more help than older children.

After all the snowflakes are made, they can be pasted onto a piece of colored paper or hung around the room.

Sometimes it is fun to just take a step back from formal learning and enjoy a session of informal learning.


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