Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snowflake Bentley and Snowflake Fun

We are in the process of making snowflake crystals. 
We used 2 chopsticks, 5 pipe cleaners cut in half to twist into snowflakes, 2 glasses, boiling water, food coloring, and enough borax to saturate the water. Leave your pipe cleaner snowflakes in the water for about 20 hours. To see how pretty these snowflakes get, go to Tired, Need Sleep.  We'll be posting ours this weekend.
Today we read Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Martin with excitement, due to all the snow our family received up North.
 We used this magnifying snowflake activity from My Montessori Journey .
We finally learned how to make pretty snowflakes from this post found here.  I cut them out of coffee filters and then we used watercolors to decorate. Here is a special little craft Olive made for me today after we read the book.

Math: We learned that the snow belt receives about 120 inches of snow a year. We estimated how much that would be and then measured it out.

We don't have any snow here, but if you are enjoying a snow day, we are thinking of you, and please make a snow angel for us!


Anonymous said...

I love all the snowflakes! We made a snow angel for you today.. well we made one without knowing you needed us to make one.. but we can count it for you :-)

Carolyn said...

If you can't have real snow, make some! Olive and Jem sure made some beautiful ones!

Just Like June said...

How in the he-haw did I miss the good news Karen?! Have I been that MIA? I suppose I have. Shucks! I need to get it together. Congratulations times a million. We're trying for #2 so I'll be asking you for kid-juggling advice soon hopefully!

Just Like June

Elle Belles Bows said...

Great activities! I love how the coffee filter ones turned out! Great job! Kerri

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