Need some fun ideas for keeping the kids busy this winter?
This curated list of 50+ Snowflake Activities are awesome ways to engage the kids in learning fun whether you have snow or not!
If your kids are like my boys, then capturing their attention during the winter months can be a challenge. Before, during, or after the holidays are special times in our home. Lots of energy and excitement for mom to compete against for attention to our homeschool lessons.
And if we’ve been stuck indoors due to nasty weather, then I’ve got to get creative. I’ve discovered that it’s so much easier to get their attention and cooperation when our learning includes seasonal and fun holiday themes.
So, in addition to the Snowflake Activities for Marvelous Math Fun that I’ve added to our winter homeschool fun activities list, I’ve put together this list of ideas for learning fun with snowflakes. You’ll find suggestions for:
- Fun Crafts for Snowflake Activities
- Amazing Books for Snowflake Activities & Reading Fun
- Snowflake Activities for Hands-On Fun
- Learning Fun with Snowflake Activities
- Snowflake Activities for Science Fun
- Videos for Snowflake Activities & Fun!
Fun Crafts for Snowflake Activities
No Mess Paper Plate Snowflakes (Messy Little Monster): Fun craft that all ages can enjoy-with no mess!
Toilet Roll Snowflake Craft (Learning and Exploring Through Play): Great way to upcycle all those empty TP rolls into a cute craft.
Snowflake Preschool Craft-Coffee Filter Snowflakes (Red Ted Art): My younger boys and I love working on this classic craft together. Psst! My older boys still are fascinated with how the colors blend 😉
Window Decorations-Packing Peanut Snowflakes! (Sun Hats & Wellie Boots): Another awesome snowflake craft that involves upcycling!
How to Make Tissue Paper Snowflakes with Preschoolers (Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds): Fun hands-on craft for making your own tissue paper and using to create decorative snowflakes.
Snowflake “Stained Glass” Window Project (What Do We Do All Day?): Simple activity with beautiful results 🙂
Cool Epsom Salt Painting Craft (One Creative Mommy): Fun craft to get kids talking about the process while painting their snowflakes.
Winter Craft Activity for Kids: Decorate a Snowflake (Fun Learning for Kids): Super fun art activity to build your own snowflakes.
Symmetrical Snowflake Winter Craft for Kids (Buggy and Buddy): Hands-on art fun using q-tips, paper, cotton balls, and more to make your own special symmetrical snowflakes.
Snowflake Collage Activity for Kids (Tinker Lab): Use different colors of tissue paper to make a delightful snowflake collage.
Celebrate Winter With This Fun and Easy Snowflake Craft (Mama Smiles): Classic snowflake craft using coffee filters and scissors.
Salt Painting Process Watercolor Art (The Best Ideas for Kids): Create beautiful snowflakes with this hands-on art project.
Winter Sugar Painting for Kids (Kids Craft Room): DIY sugar paint on cardstock = adorable snowflake art!
Snowflake Crafts and Learning Activities for Children (Danielle’s Place): Fun craft using paper and paper cups to make snowflakes.
Making 3-D Paper Snowflakes (Lia Griffith): You’ll want to join in on the snowflake making fun with this awesome craft!
Printable Christmas Favor Box (Dollar Store Crafts): Free printable template that helps you make your own favor box decorated with snowflakes.
Free Printable Snowflake Tags (The Cottage Market): You can cut these snowflake tags out and use for labels. Another awesome way to use these tags is to use for matching (print out a few copies) or practice sight words, letter recognition, math facts, or more.
Catching Snowflakes on My Tongue Craft (Lyndsey Kuster at TeachersPayTeachers): Free printable craft that your kids will enjoy creating.
Amazing Books for Snowflake Reading Fun
Snowflakes: 5th Anniversary Edition: A Pop-Up BookSnowflake BentleyThe Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s WonderThe Snowflake: Winter’s Frozen ArtistrySnowflakes in Photographs (Dover Pictorial Archive)Ten Sparkly Snowflakes100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes: A Magical Menagerie of Kirigami Templates to Copy, Fold, and Cut–Includes 8 Preprinted Color TemplatesMake Your Own Paper Snowflakes (Dover Origami Papercraft)Snowflakes for all Seasons: 72 Fold & Cut Paper Snowflakes
Snowflake Activities for Hands-On Fun
Winter Snowflake Homemade Slime (Little Bins for Little Hands): Such pretty slime! (I never thought I’d say that.) Awesome activity for kids who love learning and exploring with their hands.
Snowflake Counting Clip Cards 1-12 (Simple Fun for Kids): Free printable cards that have your kids counting snowflakes and matching to the number.
Craft Stick Puzzles-Christmas Busy Bags (Powerful Mothering): Make your own puzzles featuring snowflakes!
Simple Snowflake Beginning Sounds Puzzles (Royal Baloo): Your young learners will have a blast matching these snowflakes to practice beginning sounds.
Wintery Number Sense Fun with Snowflake Puzzles (Royal Baloo): Hands-on math fun with free printable snowflake puzzles!
Snowflake Geometry (The STEM Laboratory): Fun learning activity for shapes, counting, patterns, & more.
Build a Snowflake: Winter Shape Math Activity & Free Template (A Little Pinch of Perfect): More great ways to practice counting, shape recognition, patterns, and more with snowflakes.
Simple Snowflake Fine Motor Activity for Kids (Free Printable) (Early Learning Ideas): Let your kids use a hole punch to create their own snowflakes using this free printable.
Proprioception Winter Activity Cutting Paper Snowflakes with Kids (The OT Toolbox): Use cupcake liners (or any of the other awesome ideas) to make cool snowflakes.
Snowflake Sorting Activity (Simply Kinder): Hands-on matching fun with snowflake cards.
LEGO Snowflake Patterns Activity (JDaniel4’s Mom): Use building blocks to create your own snowflakes in this fun activity.
Snowflake Pattern #4: Sweetheart Snowflake (KinderArt): Free printable template to make a snowflake with hearts.
Snowflake Alphabet Match Game (I Heart Crafty Things): Create this fun activity using these free printables and upcycling bottle caps for hands-on alphabet fun.
Paper Snowflakes (First Palette): Free printable templates to create awesome paper snowflakes.
Frozen Snowflake Templates, Coloring Pages, & More! (Fabulously Frugal): Make your own Frozen-themed snowflakes with these templates.
Star Wars Snowflakes (Anthony Herrera Designs): Make these spectacular snowflakes with Star Wars themes using these templates.
Learning Fun with Snowflakes
Free Snowflakes Activities for Marvelous Math Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): Free printable pack for math learning fun your kids will love!
Free Printable Flashcards: Snowflake Counting Flashcards (Look! We’re Learning): These cards are wonderful ways to help your young learners practice counting with snowflakes.
Count & Graph Snowflakes Activity (School Time Snippets): Fun printable to practice counting and graphing snowflakes.
No Prep Snowflake Fractions for Beginners (Royal Baloo): Practice fractions with this fun snowflake printable.
Snowflake Code Breaker with Multiplication (Royal Baloo): DIY code breaker with awesome questions to answer as you have fun with multiplication.
Snowflake Activities for Kids (SnowCrystals.com): Four fun activities to get your kids excited about snowflakes. My boys want to make the ice spikes!
Snowflake Math Center Activity (No Time for Flashcards): Fun ideas for using snowflakes for learning math.
Snowflake Music Maze (Alfred): Fantastic activity to learn about musical notes and staff.
Snow Counting Mats (Playdough to Plato): Free printable cards to practice counting with a snowflake theme.
Snowflake Literacy Center FREEBIE (Eat Pray Travel Teach at TeachersPayTeachers): Practice letter sounds and CVC words using snowflakes.
Congruent Triangles: Winter Snowflake (Math Giraffe at TeachersPayTeachers): Free printable for older math students (middle and high school) to enjoy learning fun with snowflakes.
Snowflake Graph and Symmetry Activity for Coordinate Plane (Math to the Core at TeachersPayTeachers): Another free printable activity for older math students to enjoy.
Snowflake Activities for Science Fun
Simple Science Fun: How to Catch Snowflakes (Lemon Lime Adventures): When the right weather hits, be ready to capture snowflakes with this fun activity!
Marshmallow and Toothpick Snowflakes (Preschool Inspirations): Simple yet cool challenge using only two materials for STEM fun.
Snowflakes ((BrainPop): So much science fun learning about snowflakes! Movie, quiz, activities, and more to enjoy.
Geoboard Snowflakes STEM Activity for Kids (Frugal Fun 4 Boys): Get your kids thinking about different ways to create snowflakes on a geoboard.
Winter STEM- Build A Snowflake Tinker Tray (What Can We Do With Paper and Glue?): Challenge your kids to design their own snowflakes using different materials.
Marshmallow Snowflakes (Playground Park Bench): Another great way to build your own snowflakes using two materials and free printables!
Videos for Snowflake Fun with Your Kids