Snow is a precious thing where we live. We get snow, but not very often. Nor does it say very long when it actually does snow. My son was especially excited about our recent snow since it came during the week we were studying snow in science with My Father's World First Grade. I love when things work out like that! At the sight of the first few snowflakes, he took a magnifying glass outside to get a closer look at them just like Snowflake Bentley, the man who photographed snowflakes and studied them for his life's work.
It was adorable, to say the least. We had just picked up a stack of snow books from the library and read through a few, so the timing was perfect. Jonah found that placing a black piece of paper outside to catch the flakes was the easiest way to observe snowflakes. He got this idea from the book, Snowflake Bentley. I just love the way his mind works!
As he studied the snowflakes, he found that each snowflake is different and they are beautiful up close. This was a simple science activity for winter time. This activity would be perfect to round out a winter unit study and reading winter books for kids. When the snow accumulated, we had some indoor snow play with a snow sensory bin. It was the perfect way to play in the snow, but still be warm and comfortable inside. The boys observed the snow melting with this snow sensory bin.
Snow Books for Kids
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Snow (Sunburst Books)The Snow Globe FamilyThe MittenSneezy the SnowmanSnow (I Can Read It All By Myself)The Snowy DayClifford's First Snow Day (Clifford 8x8)Snowflake BentleyThe Cool Story Behind Snow (Science of Fun Stuff)The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's WonderSnow Dog, Go DogMarley: Snow Dog Marley (I Can Read Level 2)DLee's Snow Day: The Snow Kids & Curious Cat StoryThe ReaderThomas' Snowsuit (Munsch for Kids)Minions: Snow DaySnow (Weather Ready-to-Reads)OLIVIA Builds a Snowlady (Olivia TV Tie-in)Snow Day!The SnowmanThe Snowflake : A Water Cycle StoryPete the Cat: Snow DazeSnow Bugs: A Wintery Pop-up Book (David Carter's Bugs)I Love You Snow MuchOver and Under the SnowThe HatOutsideBlizzardLittle Snow GooseSnow BabiesThis Place in the SnowTacky the PenguinDream SnowWhen Will It Snow?When Will It Snow?Charley's First NightSnow! Snow! Snow!Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow (Zapato Power)Mouse and Mole, A Winter Wonderland (A Mouse and Mole Story)Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time: Candlewick SparksFirst Snow in the Woods: A Photographic FantasyLittle Puppy LostDixie and the Best Day Ever (I Can Read Level 1)The Three Snow BearsSnow BearsThe Snow BearIn the SnowIn the Snow: Who's Been Here?In the SnowKaty and the Big SnowThere Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!Marley: Snow Dog Marley (I Can Read Level 2)Tracks in the SnowMouse's First Snow (Classic Board Books)Diamond in the SnowWho Grows Up in the Snow?: A Book About Polar Animals and Their Offspring (Who Grows Up Here?)Animals in the SnowMillie in the Snow (Millie's Misadventures)Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie's Snow Day (I Can Read Level 1)Samson in the SnowSuper Snow Day Seek and FindBedtime for Little Bears!Holly's Red BootsCarl's Snowy AfternoonBedtime for BearPete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read)Winter is for SnowFirst SnowRobert's SnowThomas' Snowsuit (Munsch for Kids)Snow Day!Snow Day DanceWillow and the Snow Day DanceThe Snow DaySnow MoonSnow DudeMama, Will it Snow Tonight?Danny's First SnowA Flower in the SnowSnow on Snow on SnowSam the SnowmanIf It's Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws!Making a FriendCurious George Builds an IglooThe Little SnowplowSplat the Cat Blow, Snow, BlowSnow PuppyPerfect SnowHello, Snow!Dinos in the Snow!Snow Day for Mouse (Mouse (Holiday House))Ladybug Girl Ready for SnowLadybug Girl and the Big SnowGirl from the Snow CountryLucille's Snowsuit (Lucille the Pig)When This World Was NewThe Biggest, Best SnowmanSnowbotsSnowball Fight!Snowed in with Grandmother SilkSnowy, Blowy WinterA Perfect DaySnowflakes FallSnowSnow PoniesSnow Day!The Snow LambsHarry And The Snow King (Harry and the Dinosaurs)Cat and mouse in the snowAvalancheFlannel KissesLily and Trooper's WinterBrrr!Grandmother WinterThere Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!Snow Happy!SnowCharlie and Lola: Snow is My Favorite and My BestIt Feels Like SnowHooray for Snow!Tiny the Snow DogWhen It Starts to Snow (An Owlet Book)Stella, Queen of the Snow (Stella and Sam)The Snow QueenCleo in the Snow (Cleo the Cat)Kipper's Snowy DaySnowie RolieSnowSnip, Snip...Snow!Snow Inside the HouseSnowballsSnowballMillions of SnowflakesStraight to the PoleBest in SnowBefore MorningThe Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the SnowToot & Puddle: Let It SnowSkippyjon Jones Snow WhatThe Snow BearSnow BearSnow AngelsSally's Snow AdventureThe Snow Blew InnThe Magical Snow GardenSugar Snow: Adapted from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (My First Little House Picture Books)Footprints in the SnowCurious George in the SnowIn the Snow: Who's Been Here?Katy and the Big SnowThe Jacket I Wear in the SnowThe Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's WonderSnow ChildrenSnowmen at Night (Storytown Library, Grade K, Story 8)Snowmen at PlaySnowmen at WorkFive Little Snowmen: A Slide and Count Book (My First)Grandma Drove the SnowplowThe Magical SnowmanSnowman MagicYou Can Do It, SamChaucer's First WinterCopy Me, CopycubRhinos Who SnowboardSix Snowy Sheep