Catch a falling snowflake

by Courtney Floyd on February 15, 2013

in Catch a falling snowflake, Snow

Have you ever taken the time to truly examine a snowflake?  That’s exactly what we did when we tried to catch a falling snowflake in preschool, only things didn’t go exactly as planned…

Catch a falling snowflake

A few weeks ago we were fortunate enough to have  a nice, light snowfall while we were in class.  It was a very cold blustery day.  Despite the temperature, we went outside for just a few minutes to play in the new fallen snow.  We got our coats on…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

Deborah gave each child a black piece of construction paper to catch some snowflakes that were lightly falling…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

Each child was able to catch just a few snowflakes on their papers.  Needless to say, the children were less than impressed with this activity and quickly abandoned their pieces of paper to go off exploring in the snow…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

After about ten minutes, the children were ready to come inside.  So, they all came in and took off their coats and got seated on the carpet for our next activity.  Once the children were all seated and ready to begin, our eyes were drawn outside.  This is what we saw…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

The snow was coming down in big, beautiful flakes in blizzard-like fashion.  So, we retrieved our black pieces of paper that had long since been discarded and ran back outside, without putting our jackets back on…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

We did this all very quickly, knowing it wouldn’t take long to cover our papers with the rapidly falling snow…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

Once we had those beautiful flakes on our paper, we ran back inside to examine them up close, knowing they wouldn’t last long…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

A few children continued to run outside, collecting as many snowflakes as they could.  For a few short minutes, our classroom was full of controlled chaos as the children excitedly ran in and out trying to catch the snowflakes then examine them in the warmth of our classroom…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

Sometimes the most memorable and meaningful lessons can come up when you least expect…

Catch a falling snowflake by Teach Preschool

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Links to grown on:

Painting the snow by Happy Hooligans

Winter Wonderland: Snowman in a bag by Teach Preschool 

Snow scientists at play by Teach Preschool

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1 Eddie - The Usual Mayhem February 15, 2013 at 7:19 am

What a great activity! I love that shot of them all on the driveway, too.

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