‘Tis the season to celebrate snow! This hands-on activity encourages children to slow down and look at the details in snowflakes, while practicing their fine motor skills. Before presenting the cards to your child we suggest cutting each page in half and printing them out on cardstock, or on paper and laminating them. Then use a nail to poke holes in the blue dots. You may also want to look at photographs of snowflakes and have your child explore and trace the lines. When you’re ready, present your child with the prepared cards along with a threaded embroidery needle.
Next, enjoy the time sewing and chatting with your little scientists…
- Card stock for printing
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery floss
Books to Inspire
- The Secret Life of a Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht
- Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell
- Snow by Cynthia Rylant
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