Winter is coming, and what better way to welcome the new season than with a fun and educational winter craft? When you are trying to teach children about shapes, one of the best ways to do it is to make it hands-on. This snowflake preschool craft is one fun way for your students to manipulate shapes while making something to take home, where they will hopefully keep talking about shapes! I like using white glue for this winter activity because squeezing glue bottles helps to develop hand strength, but you could use glue sticks too.
How To Make Shape Snowflakes
Gather your materials. For this snowflake preschool craft you will need some blue card stock, white printer paper or card stock, shape cutters ( but freehand cutting is fine!), white glue, a marker, and scissors.
Start by making a snowflake from your blue cardstock. I just draw them freehand and then use the first as a stencil for others. Things don’t have to be perfect, and snowflakes are all supposed to be different anyway. Cut out.
Next, use the paper cutters to make white shapes with the white paper. My students have been noticing stars a lot lately, so I am doing stars, circles, triangles, and squares. Do whatever shapes work for your classroom or kiddo.
Invite the snowflake creators to come to make their own unique snowflake. Start with the best part… the glue! Don’t get all uptight about extra glue. It will all dry, eventually.
Time to add the shapes to this winter craft.
Let dry. Now you have a beautiful winter craft to help reinforce shape recognition.
Need Great Picture Books About Snow?
Here are some lovely books for you to share with your preschool classroom or child at home. Click the image or right here for the winter book list.