Snowflake Books, Crafts and Activities for Kids

Have you experienced your first snowfall this winter?  Here in Southern California we either have to travel to see snow, or head to our local theme park.

Here are a collection of books, crafts, and activities kids will love that are all about snowflakes.

Books

  • Winter Wonderland (National Geographic Kids) by Jill Esbaum
  • Snowflake Bently by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
  • Snowflakes – a Pop-Up Book by Jennifer Preston Chushcoff
  • The Snowflake – a Water Cycle Story by Neil Waldman
  • A Snowflake Fell – Poems About Winter by Laura Whipple
  • Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas by Julia Rawlinson
  • No Two Alike by Keith Baker
  • Millions of Snowflakes by Mary McKenna Siddals
  • Stella Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay

Crafts

  • Snowflake craft book: Want to make snowflakes for every holiday and season?  Then you need a copy of Snowflakes for All Seasons by Cindy Higham.  The book contains 64 patterns for snowflakes.
  • Snowflake gift wrap: Cut out paper snowflakes and glue them to plain gift wrap.  Add a touch of glitter glue and you have a festive gift to pass on to a loved one.
  • Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes: Make pipe cleaner snowflakes to hang from your ceiling or windows with fishing line or invisible thread, or to use as decorations on your dining table.  Martha Stewart has an adorable tutorial for these.
  • Coffee Filter Snowflakes: Coffee Filter (or paper baking cup liner) snowflakes are the perfect size to attach to plain cards.  Make them the same way as regular paper snowflakes. Give one to your teacher and school friends this holiday season.
  • Make a Snowflake Picture: Draw a winter scene on card stock or paper.  Have your kids practice their scissor skills by cutting out these fun free printable snowflakes at SheKnows.  Attach them to the picture you’ve colored to make a snowy scene.

Activities

  • Sugar Cookies: Make a batch of sugar cookie dough.  Roll it out and cut each with a snowflake-shaped cookie cutter.  Bake in the oven, and then decorate with white icing, edible glitter, and silver dragees.
  • Catch a Snowflake: You will need black card stock and a magnifying glass.  You can find details on how to do this on Home Science Tools.  The kids and I will be trying this out on an upcoming trip to the snow.
  • Snowflake Bento: Make a fun lunch for kids including a snowflake sandwich, which is made by cutting bread with a snowflake-shaped cookie cutter.  Fill with your child’s favorite sandwich filling. In a container, place fresh fruit such as grapes and blueberries, sprinkle coconut flakes over the top.  Make a snowman out of three marshmallows, and then using a food writer pen draw on his face, scarf, and buttons.
  • Snowflake Jigsaw Puzzle: Play these fun snowflake jigsaw puzzles from National Geographic Kids.
  • Sing Snowflake Songs: Learn fun snowflake songs to sing with the kids while make crafts or watching the snow fall.  There are a few on the Macaroni Soup website including ‘Snowflake, Snowflake’.