I am so excited to share this new snowflake booklet with y’all today!
Because I planned a Snowflake Unit Study with my younger girls, I’ve had the idea to make these snowflake printables for months. But I never could carve out the time to create them.
But I finally got them finished today, I’m so happy to say!
While I made this printable booklet for my 1st grader, you could easily use these resources for Kindergarten through 3rd Grades, adapting to your child’s learning level.
Snowflake Unit Study
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Since we live in the South and don’t get a lot of snow, we tend to have a fascination with it. It’s such an event when it snows here in North Carolina! So fun!
Because some of my children are in younger grades, we can take the time to study fascinating subjects like snow. What a joy as their teacher!
This is a very simple 1-week unit study, learning how a snowflake is formed and touching on the water cycle.
You’ll find a list of the books we’re reading below. Sadly, my library didn’t have them, but hopefully yours will!
In addition to reading the books several times, we will use the writing pages included in this packet to write snowflake vocabulary words and sentences.
I consider these to be notebooking style pages. We read the books together, and my 1st grader writes 1-3 sentences about what she’s learned. Sometimes she dictates those sentences to me and I write them down, carefully going over spelling and punctuation with her.
We will also use the writing pages to practice writing her spelling words for the week. She always loves having fun paper for spelling!
Also included in this packet is a Snowflake Vocabulary page that my 1st grader will work on.
Lastly, she will put together the cut and paste version of this Life Cycle of a Snowflake booklet.
Sadly, our “big” snowfall was last week, so there’s no snow to do an experiment, otherwise that would be on the top of our list!
Books About How Snowflakes are Formed
These are the books we’re using for our Snowflake Unit Study and they are excellent. Highly recommended!
Curious About Snow by Gina Shaw
Curious About Snow is packed with snowflake facts! Explore the life cycle of a snowflake, an introduction to Wilson Bentley, and gorgeous pictures of the elements that make up a snowflake.
Also includes quite a bit of snowflake vocabulary.
It’s Snowing! by Gail Gibbons
I have yet to read a book by Gail Gibbons that disappoints, and this is no exception! It’s Snowing! covers the snowflake life cycle, blizzards, snow days, and how snow is unique on different continents.
The Cool Story Behind Snow by Meteorologist Joe Rao
I’ll be honest that I wasn’t so sure about this book when I ordered it from Amazon. It only had 1 review, albeit 5 stars, but I was apprehensive.
Boy, was I wrong! This was the most informative book I ordered and I could not be more pleased with it!
The Cool Story Behind Snow is written in chapters, so it’s easy to find a stopping point for the day. The author begins with introducing the water cycle in Chapter 1, and then moves on to Colliding Crystals in Chapter 2 to reveal how snow is actually formed.
It includes a wide variety of weather vocabulary words that my girls will love to learn. They like to learn new words, like their mama. 😉
It is just a fascinating read that is perfect for my children.
Life Cycle of a Snowflake Booklet
This packet contains a printable Life Cycle of a Snowflake booklet, available in two versions.
The first booklet type contains the text on the correct pages, and your child only needs to assemble the pages in the correct order and then read the book.
The second booklet contains the exact same information about the Snowflake Life Cycle. However, with this booklet, your children cut out the text and glue or tape it on the correct page.
They then assemble their book so they can read their Snowflake facts.
Also included in this printable packet:
→ Snowflake Vocabulary – your children write in the correct vocabulary word from the word bank
→ Snowflake Writing Pages – includes elementary and plain lines; use these pages Notebooking Style or provide writing prompts about their recent scientific snowflake findings!
Note that this booklet is for personal use only with your own children or grandchildren.
If you are using this in any other setting, you must purchase the classroom use license to stay in compliance with my copyright.
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