Winter

Winter        snowflakes part 1 001     snowflakes part 2 001

Objective: Children learn about winter and its weather.

Preparation:

  • winter pictures from magazines, calendars and the internet.
  • coffee filters
  • scissors
  • Suggested Books:

            Curious George in the Snow By H.A. Rey

            The Snowy Day By Ezra Jack Keats

            A Day on Skates By Hilda van Stockum

            Snowmen at Night By Caralyn Buehner

            Snowflake Bently By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

            The Snowman By Raymond Briggs

            A Winter’s Tale By Beatrix Potter

Lesson:

Read a book(s) then discuss Winter.

  • The tilt of the Earth creates the seasons. The tilted Earth causes different parts of the Earth to directly face the Sun, while other parts are hit indirectly by the sun’s rays causing the weather to be colder.  (This can be shown with a globe and a lamp.)
  • Winter is the coldest season of the year. We must wear warm clothes like gloves, hats, scarves, coats and boots.
  • In the winter we have less daylight.
  • Winter is the time we get to play in the snow. We like to build snowmen, make snow angels and throw snowballs. We can also do winter sports like skiing, sledding and ice skating.
  • Snowflakes have 6 points. 

Activity:  Make coffee filter snowflakes.

  snowflakes part 1 001     snowflakes part 2 001

This activity is a fun and an easy way to make paper snowflakes. 

  1. Flatten coffee filter
  2. Fold it in half
  3. Fold the half into thirds
  4. Then fold in half again.
  5. Cut shapes along the folded edges and the outside edge of the filter.

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