Snow in the Desert

Where I live is very hot. There is no snow. Maybe every 5 years we get a freak snow storm. But the snow is usually melted within an hour of landing on the ground. I asked my students, “How many of you have been to the snow?” One asked, “What’s snow?” So, when I saw that Mother Goose Time had sent a science recipe card for fake snow, I was very excited!

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Instead of adding water, I added shaving cream to the recipe. I read somewhere that it makes the “snow” cold. This was more real for my students. We used our senses to discover snow. They described what it looked like, what it felt like, and what it sounded like. Because my students were so fascinated by the fake snow, we didn’t get to any of the other activities I had planned to do with the snow. I let them play in it and build little pretend snowmen.

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There are so many activities you can do with the fake snow. One idea that came from Mother Goose Time is to make different sized snowballs and have the students compare the sizes. This is a great activity for teaching students how to compare size of objects. Which one is bigger? Which one is smaller?

Mother Goose Time also sent these stacking cups.

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They would be great for teaching quantity. How many snowballs fit in the big cup? How many snowballs fit in the small cup?

 

** I receive curriculum from Mother Goose Time for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences using the curriculum. This is my 2nd year using Mother Goose Time, and I am pleased to promote quality educational learning experiences through play with Mother Goose Time!


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