We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.
- Read Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.
- Watch the video about Snowflake Bentley and his photographs.
- Read more books about snow and winter from the Kidoinfo book list.
Think of snowy Hoth. Make Star Wars themed snowflakes. (how-to)
Quill a snowflake from paper strips. (how-to)
Make an indoor snowstorm using Avery labels and dental floss. (how-to)
Make a snow globe from old glass jars, greens, plastic toys, distilled water, glitter, and glycerin. (how-to)
Make window cling snowflakes with glue and glitter. (how-to)
Collage a snowman using paper, old magazines, buttons, sequins, sticks and old ribbons.
Inspired by Snowballs by Lois Ehlert. (how-to)
Learn about the seven basic snowflake shapes here.
Bake and decorate snowflake cookies. (recipe)
Make tortilla snowflake snack. Fold and cut tortillas as you would paper snowflakes, coat with a little oil or butter. dust cinnamon or , bake first and dust after with confectioners sugar! (recipe)
- Build a snowman
- Go sledding (in Rhode Island)
- Catch snowflakes on black paper and look at with a magnifying glass before they melt