Young scholars explore crystals through the story Snowflake Bentley and then create crystal pictures of their own. In this interdisciplinary lesson, they create a crystal web chart on chart paper, design artificial snowflakes, and write...
Reading Adventure Pack: The Snowy Day
Scholars listen to a read-aloud of fiction and nonfiction books, The Snowy Day written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats and Snow Is Falling written by Franklyn Branley and illustrated by Holly Keller, then take part in four creative...
American Chemical Society
What Makes It Snow?
Discover the icy world of snow from the comfort of the indoors. Young meteorologists study visuals and a video to examine snow formation and structure. Using the information they learn, scientists follow a procedure to construct a...
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown may not feel the Christmas spirit this year, but your elementary students can use the season to practice important cross-curricular skills! A set of worksheets and activities based on A Charlie Brown Christmas guide apply...
New Year’s Resolution
Begin the new year with a two-part activity that asks class members to formulate a resolution and to write about someone or something they are proud of. These statements are then attached to a snowflake and a mandala which they decorate.
First choose three people to be taggers, and two players to be freers. Give each tagger a white foam ball, and give each freer a yellow ball. The rest of the class runs around the playing area. If a runner is tagged with a white ball,...
Let it Snow
After reading an informational text detailing the ins and outs of snowflakes, scholars draw their own special design then work cooperatively to role play a snowman building scenario.
Winter Vocabulary Quiz
Asses scholars' vocabulary skills with a winter-themed multiple choice quiz. Learners read a short definition and choose from one of four words it describes.
Winter Picture Test: Spell and Write
Scholars prove their vocabulary and spelling proficiency with a winter-themed picture test. Young learners study six pictures accompanied by a variety of letters that must be put in order to spell out the images' name.
Compliment vocabulary instruction with a winter-themed word search. Scholars search among letters to discover words such as snowflake, icicles, skate, and other winter-related terms!
Winter Picture Test: Circle the Word
Challenge scholars to show what they know about winter vocabulary with a multiple choice assessment. Young learners examine a picture and choose one of six words that correctly identify it.
Winter Crossword (with Pictures)
This winter, reinforce vocabulary instruction with a crossword puzzle. Scholars examine picture clues to determine its word and plug them into the puzzle. Vocabulary terms include snowball, skate, cold, and more!
Give vocabulary instruction a boost with a memory game in which scholars match winter-related terms to its corresponding picture. Vocabulary words include snowflake, mittens, icicles, and more!
Winter Picture Test: Fill in the Missing Letters
What words come to mind when you hear the word winter? Snowflake, cold, and icicles are just a few of the winter words included in picture-test worksheet. Given a partial word, young readers name 10 pictures by filling in the two missing...
Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate Mysteries
How does examining an ice core tell us about weather? Learners set up and explore fake ice cores made of sugar, salt, and ash to represent historical snowfall and volcanic eruptions. From their setups, scholars determine what caused the...
Snowflake Pattern Block Mat
Add a touch of winter flair to geometry practice with a pattern block mat shaped as a snowflake. Preschoolers and kindergartners can work on both shape recognition and pattern identification as they form beautiful snowflakes.
Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas
What do snowmen eat? Or smell? Read about the senses of a snowman with a cute picture book. Kindergartners cut or fold the pages to create a story about a snowman and what he sees, smells, hears, eats, and feels.
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Don't Be Too Flaky
Snow, ice, and water are all composed of H2O. Does that mean they all have the same volume? Discover the ways that the densities of these substances determine their volumes, and how they change based on their current states of matter....
Christmas Cartesian Art Snowflake
A festive math worksheet hones graphic skills and keeps the season bright! Young mathematicians join points in the order they were graphed to create a snowflake picture.
Weather or Not, Seasons Change
Embark on a year long investigation of the seasons with this 10-lesson earth science unit. After being introduced to different types of weather and the tools used to measure it, young scientists perform fun hands-on activities that teach...
Decorated Primary Writing Paper
Spark inspiration with some special stationery. The featured page here comes with a clip art image of a candy cane and colorful wide lines made for young writers. See the materials tab for additional designs. Most of the pages in this...
Cold, Clouds, and Snowflakes
Students explore satellite data and graphing. In this weather data analysis math and science lesson, students analyze NASA satellite data to draw conclusions about geographical areas where precipitation might have happened. Students...
The class defines similes after creating a KWL chart about them. Groups rotate through a series of stations in which they creatively complete similes. They create a picture booklet that contains similes. However, the booklet topic and...
Sizzling Snowflake Crystal
Students investigate the concept of a snowflake and how they are formed in nature. They conduct research in order to find images as models for an art project. Students create a snowflake with Crayola Markers and scissors to cut the shape.