Though the weather outside is frightful, wintry lessons are delightful! Whether the topic is snow, cold, or other icy treats, winter is a frosty focus that will motivate and entertain your class. Bundle up and brace for wild, windy, weather outside while showing your students the best of winter activities indoors! Included: Five lessons that make winter a winning subject!
Nearly every child's focus during winter is on winter sports or Mother Nature's frosty display. With lessons that target staples of the season -- snow, skiing, snowstorms, and other winter wonders -- the coldness to be found outdoors can be countered with the warmth of great learning experiences indoors!
This week, Education World provides five lessons about winter. Click on each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource.
Let It Snow!
Make the most of the season's first snowfall with a snowflake study! (Grades PreK-5)
The Last Resort
Rescue the Desert Mountain resort by designing a travel brochure that will bring in the tourists. (Grades 3-12)
Calculate losses innocent victim "Eun Plugd" incurred from a power outage caused by a snowstorm. (Grades 3-8)
Write a winter "shape poem. Display the unique poems on a classroom bulletin board. (Grades PreK-8)
Growing Your Own Snow Crystals
Grow snow crystals in your classroom with a few materials and a two-liter bottle! (Grades 6-12)
A Blizzard of Winter Lessons
We have shoveled up more than 50 cross-curricular activities! Included: Lessons about winter folklore, snowmen, the winter solstice, and more!
More than a dozen activities for celebrating the Winter Solstice!
Stop by the Web on a Snowy Evening --
And Find Great Snow Activities
These "snow angels" are heaven-sent to save you a multitude of planning time. Lessons and activities for all grades!
Winter Weather Watch
An Internet scavenger hunt for kids. Student work sheet included.