ACTIVITIES * TEACHING RESOURCES * LESSON PLANS * REVIEWS
Millions of Snowflakes
by Mary McKenna Siddals
illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Clarion Books / 1998
As snow begins to fall, a child counts
the flakes, enjoying every one.
LOOK INSIDE! - sample pages
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Cut some paper snowflakes (includes video instructions)
Make your own "paper" snowflake online
Create your own rotating snowflake online
Play the "Match the Flakes" game (requires Flash)
Watch this video about Wilson Bentley, Snowflake Man
Browse the historic Bentley Snow Crystal Collection
Make some glittery snowflake window clings
Shake up a flurry of fun when you make a snow globe
Bake some six-sided sweet tortilla snowflakes
Collect some fresh snow and make snow ice cream
For more snowflake science, explore SnowCrystals.com
For more snowflake crafts, explore PaperSnowflakes.com
TEACHING RESOURCES and LESSON PLANS
Preschool Snowflake Lesson
Sequins Galore! Snowflake Cover-Up
Snowflake Storytime Activities
Snowflake Parachute Play
Millions of Snowflakes Reading Guide & Activities (.doc)
Snowflakes: Lesson in Science & Diversity (gr.2)
Let It Snow! Books & Resources including activities, experiments, math, arts & crafts, cooking and more!
Snow Activities: Let Children Explore the
Wonders of Weather (outdoor winter play - pdf)
Let's Play in the Snow! Rebus story & worksheet (pdf)
Snowflake Matching Cards (printable)
Snowflake-bordered primary-lined paper (pdf)
Snowflake Shapebook (pdf - student booklet)
* Canadian Children's Book Centre
"Our Choice" (starred selection)
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
A sparkling salute to the frosty season.
Siddals’s book is perfect for small hands,
and Sayles’s evocative illustrations in pastels create
winter surroundings made for playful exploration.
–School Library Journal
This is a book, like Uri Shulevitz's, Snow… that will get
an enthusiastic reaction from active young children.
–American Library Association Booklist
Captures the simple pleasure
of cavorting in newly fallen snow….
Never has winter seemed so enjoyable or the
concept of counting from one to a million so easy.
CCBC Children’s Book News (recommended)
Graceful and concise. It depicts snow
the way a child can relate to it: on her nose,
on her hair, on the house, everywhere!
–Eileen Hanning in Children's Literature
Perfect for reading aloud,
this book also counts from one to five.
–National Book Service
A gentle, simple celebration of the joys of snow,
this upbeat book will delight
young children everywhere.
–Kendal Rautzhan in The Dallas Morning News
The brief, rhyming text makes this perfect
stocking stuffer just right for little children,
who'll surely love to read along.
–Lee Littlewood in Kids' Home Library
The story and illustrations embody the moment
so precisely, you can almost feel the gentle touch
of snowflakes falling on your cheeks.
–Jessica Wood in The Edge
Playful and charming.
–Parent and Preschooler
Little ones won't be able to keep still as they
catch imaginary snowflakes on their noses,
blink them away, and spin around with the little girl.
Pointing out the individual snowflakes,
each one unique and drawn in detail,
would provide an excellent beginning
to a study of snow crystals
or an aid to making paper snowflakes.
This book is a must purchase
for school and public libraries….
–Lynda Curnoe in Resource Links
Ontario Science and Technology
Curriculum - Grade 1
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