Winter is coming! And what better way to get excited for snowy weather than by learning about it with your students!
Since we don’t get a lot of snow down here in the South, we’re always fascinated by snowflakes.
The few times we see them are basically national events, at least in our family.
So I thought we’d learn a bit more about how snowflakes form, what makes them special, and toss in some other school subjects while we were at it.
All About Snowflakes is a printable early snowflakes unit study featuring math, language, writing, and science activities for students in grades K-2!
Read on to see how to get your copy!
And, if you enjoy this unit, be sure to check out our list of 50 free winter printables for kids!
Printable All About Snowflakes Unit Study
This unit study is a fun, hands-on way to add math, ELA, and science into a winter unit you can do with almost no prep at all!
This resource includes a two-page lesson on how snowflakes form, along with a symmetry practice activity.
Snowy-themed ELA and writing practice is also inside.
There’s also a snowflake-themed addition practice activity.
As well as art activities for early ages!
Answer keys are also included for each activity.
How to Use the All About Snowflakes Unit Study with Students
A good way to use this early elementary snow unit is to review the lessons together as a group.
Then you can decide which of the activities you’d like students to complete in class.
The activities are well suited to in-class work. But they can also be used as take-home assignments, particularly if you’re running short on time.
The snowflake math addends activity can be adapted for use at math centers.
With a little prep, you can include the answer key squares on a ring for self-checking!
And the Roll A Snowman art game is a fun activity for small groups!
Get a look at this resource in action below!
Books about Snowflakes:
Add to your winter unit with these children’s books about snowflakes!
- Snowflakes: A Pop-Up Book by Jennifer Preston Chushcoff
- The Lonely Snowflake by Patrick S. Stemp
- Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
- The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story by Neil Waldman
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