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Snowflake Inquiry- Kindergarten- Grade Two- 20 pages of no prep centres and activities


20 pages of Everything Snowflakes!

Anatomy of Snowflakes

Snowflake Counting


Life Cycle

Facts and Scientific Information




Suggested Books and Youtube Videos to Compliment these Inquiries:


  1. "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

    • A classic story capturing the magic and wonder of a snowy day through the eyes of a young child.
  2. "Snowflakes: A Pop-Up Book" by Jennifer Chushcoff

    • An interactive pop-up book that brings the intricate beauty of snowflakes to life.
  3. "The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes" by Kenneth Libbrecht

    • This book provides a detailed look at the science of snowflakes with stunning microscopic images.
  4. "All About Icebergs" by Martha E. H. Rustad

    • A simple and informative book explaining icebergs, how they form, and their importance in the ecosystem.
  5. "Curious About Icebergs" by The Smithsonian Institution

    • This book offers a fascinating look at icebergs, blending science with engaging facts for young readers.

YouTube Videos

  1. "The Science of Snowflakes" by SciShow Kids

    • An educational video explaining how snowflakes are formed and why each one is unique.
  2. "Icebergs and Glaciers for Kids" by Clarendon Learning

    • A child-friendly video that explains what icebergs and glaciers are, and how they impact the Earth.
  3. "Why Are All Snowflakes Different?" by Peekaboo Kidz

    • An animated video that delves into the science behind why no two snowflakes are the same.
  4. "Winter Science for Kids: Ice Experiments" by Learning Fun for Kids

    • A video featuring fun and simple ice experiments that can be easily done at home or in the classroom.
  5. "Snowflake Science and Snow Experiments" by SciShow Kids

    • This video explores the science of snow and includes some engaging experiments related to snow and winter.

  6. Suggested Centres and Table Activities:

Snowflake Inquiry Centers

  1. Snowflake Symmetry Art: Provide pre-cut snowflake shapes and various art materials. Children can decorate one half of the snowflake and then fold it to transfer the design to the other half, exploring symmetry.

  2. Snowflake Magnifying Station: Set up microscopes or magnifying glasses along with pictures of real snowflakes. Children can observe the intricate details and patterns of snowflakes.

  3. Create Your Own Snowflakes: Provide materials like white paper, scissors, and glitter for children to create their own snowflakes, focusing on the unique designs snowflakes can have.

  4. Snowflake Matching Game: Create a game with cards featuring different snowflake patterns. Children can practice pattern recognition by matching identical snowflakes.

  5. Snowflake Science Videos: Set up a tablet or computer where children can watch short, age-appropriate videos about how snowflakes are formed.

Iceberg Inquiry Centers

  1. Iceberg Floating Experiment: Fill a bin with water and provide blocks of ice. Children can observe how icebergs float and learn about buoyancy.

  2. Iceberg Melting Investigation: Set up a station with icebergs made from frozen colored water. As they melt, children can observe and discuss the melting process.

  3. Create an Iceberg Landscape: Offer a variety of craft materials for children to create their own iceberg landscapes, encouraging creativity and storytelling.

  4. Iceberg Size Sorting Activity: Provide cutouts or models of icebergs in different sizes. Children can sort them from smallest to largest, developing sorting and categorization skills.

  5. Temperature and Ice: Set up a sensory table with ice and thermometers. Children can measure the temperature of ice and learn about the concept of freezing and melting points.


Grade Levels

PreK - 2nd and Homeschool


Balanced Literacy, Math, and Earth Sciences

Resource Type

Homeschool Curricula, Activities, and Printables

Formats Included



20 pages