Winter and snowflakes are like peanut butter and jam. They are just meant to be. There are so many great snowflake activities to do during winter! My kids are obsessed with making paper snowflakes! Snowflake activities might include making- paper snowflake patters, snowflake decorations, snowflake art, tons of different ways to make paper snowflake patterns and snowflake art. All of these are SO much fun, and I do them in my classroom and with my kids, but the literacy teacher in me had to find a way to incorporate some literacy! So, this is why I created paper Snowflake themed letters that can be used in various ways! This resource is completely free, so please feel free to download (at the bottom of this blog post).
Snowflake patterns & Alphabet games:
- Snowflake Matching Game for Upper-Case letters (Match Upper-Case letters)
- Snowflake Matching Game for Lower-Case letters (Match Lower-Case letters)
- Snowflake letters in alphabetical order (Put the snowflake letters into alphabetical order)
- Match Upper-Case and lower-case Snowflakes (Love this one! Students match Upper and Lower-Case letters
Snowflake Matching Game for Upper-Case Letters
First print, cut and laminate the snowflake matching game (x2). Next, sort the snowflakes into Upper Case and Lower-Case letters. Then, ask your students to put the Upper-Case snowflakes into Alphabetical order. I suggest printing out the alphabet and place this beside students while they work so that they can refer to it as they go.
Snowflake Activities: Lower-Case letters
After completing the Snowflake Upper Case letters, you can move onto the Lower-Case letters. I would suggest following the same pattern as you did with the Snowflake Upper Case letters!
TIP: I love setting up the snowflake matching game in rows so that students can see the letters more clearly (rather than having them in a pile).
Snowflake Games: Put me in Alphabetical Order!
I love finding ways to challenge my students & my kids. Putting letters into alphabetical order is a very important step to developing strong literacy and phonemic awareness skills. Since there is both an Upper and Lower-Case set of this snowflake matching game, have students put them into order with BOTH the Upper Case and Lower-Case letters. When we put letters into order it teaches kids the proper sequencing related to reading. For example, when we read English, we read from left to right. When kids put the alphabet snowflakes into order, students are learning how to properly organize and sequence the alphabet similar to early literacy skills (left to right).
Matching Upper Case and Lower-Case Snowflakes
Last but not least, have students match Upper and Lower-Case letters! This is a great skill to master when developing strong literacy skills. So often, kids learn upper case before lower case (normal) and when they start to read early, patterned texts, they mix up the letters because they’re in lower case! Making the Snowflake matching Game to match both upper and lower-case letters, it allows students to make necessary connections to both.