A snowflake unit study is a fun way to add interest to cold, dark winter days. Here are some ideas/links to get you started.
Start your snowflake learning with Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, a self-educated farmer who became a pioneer in the field of photomicrography, photographing more than 5000 snow crystals.
TeachWithMe.com features a free snowflake alphabet printable perfect for phonics practice and word games.
Grab that bucket of melty beads and make snowflakes! Since you need only the white ones, start out with a sorting game.
Coffee filter snowflakes are always fun.
Check the bookshelves at home and the library for snow/winter themed books to cuddle up and read together. HomeschoolShare has some great book-based lapbook & notebook printables and activities to supplement your reading.
It’s always snowing on SnowDays! This site is addictively fun!
Boy’s Life shares a way to catch a snowflake and keep it forever. Older children may enjoy this more involved project.
Cal Tech has a great site that delves into the science of snowflakes and snow crystals.
How do snowflakes form? The NOAA can tell you.
Khan Academy adds some math learning to snowflakes via video.
Start with an equilateral triangle. Follow the directions carefully and you will have created a Koch snowflake and learned about fractals all at the same time!
Wrap up your snowflake unit by learning the hymn Whiter Than Snow.