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Snow facts, a quiz and a dictionary paper snowflake craft for kids

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Winter comes around every year, and in St. Louis, it often brings snow. You put up with it, you muddle through scraping windshields and shoveling walks, sledding with kids, and plenty of snow days. Yes, even homeschoolers have a snow day sometimes. You may even actually enjoy the snow! However, how much do you know about snow and snowflakes?

Before you read below, first take a fun quiz on how much you know about snow. The answers will follow:

  1. How many sides do snowflakes have?
  2. What color is snow?
  3. What is light and fluffy snow called?
  4. What three food items are most likely to be bought before a blizzard?

Find these interesting facts about snow to share with your children. Talk about these facts as you enjoy a paper snowflake craft together. The link will take you to instructions on how to make dictionary paper snowflakes and includes a full lesson plan on snowflakes.

  1. No two snowflakes are exactly identical. However, all snowflakes have six sides. Find this and additional snowflake facts here.
  2. Snow is not actually white as it appears. Rather, it gets its color from the way the light refracts throughout the snow. Discover this and 8 other facts in this article, 9 Interesting Facts About Snow.
  3. Light and fluffy snow is referred to as "powder", and snow is formed when water vapors form into crystals. Discover more about snow and how to make your own blue borax snowflake at Fun Snow Facts for Kids.
  4. Snow seems to bring out a sweet tooth as, according to 10 Snow Facts You May Not Know; people buy more cakes, cookies and candies before a blizzard.
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