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Since much of the country is covered in snow right now, I thought it was a perfect time to bring out one of my favorite snowflake read aloud this week for our Literacy Snack. This week we’re learning about snowflakes and reading, Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
It’s a beautiful biography that tells the true story of a boy who was mesmerized by snowflakes. He made it his life’s passion to study and take pictures of snowflakes.
For our snack this week, we are making our very own snowflakes.
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
1 large marshmallow
a handful of small marshmallows – approx 20 small marshmallows
Give each of the students their marshmallows. Have them create their very own snowflake using the marshmallows. The best part is that they will all be different, just like real snowflakes.
It’s wonderful fine motor practice for the students as they create their very own snowflake.
After they have made their snowflake out of marshmallows, I made a free printable for them to continue to be creative by this time drawing what they think a snowflake looks like to go with the snowflake read aloud.
You can download the free printable below from my TeachersPayTeachers store.
I hope your students enjoy their snowflake snack!
See you next time!