It’s been snowing a lot recently, so we’ve been playing with snow a lot! And all this snow led to talking about snowflakes, so we wanted to get a close look.
- Bring along something dark to put the snow on. Snow shows up best against dark colors. We used a piece of black craft foam, because paper gets soggy, and blows away a little more easily. But, if you’re outside, and don’t have dark paper, we’ve also used our mittens or our jacket sleeves
- Add a just little bit of snow – if you put too much on, it’s hard to see the snowflakes. My toddler definitely needed help with this step. Although he also just scooped huge amounts of snow onto the foam – I figured it gave him a basis for comparison!
- Use a magnifying glass that won’t break easily! My boys decided that magnifying glasses make excellent shovels – until the top popped off one of the magnifying glasses!
- Look for where snow has drifted onto trees – my kids liked looking at the snow and the bark up close!
Other Ways to Move & Learn This Week
- Letter Matching with Hearts from Coffee Cups & Crayons
- Heart Color Walk from Toddler Approved
- Pom-pom learning game from Hands On: As We Grow
- Lots of ideas on our Move & Learn Pinterest board
- Check out all the Move & Learn ideas we’ve shared