Snowflakes ~ FREE Article for kids

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Blam! Snowball fight…! Gotcha! :) Is it getting a little chilly where you live? As each snowflake is unique, this free printable article about snowflakes that I designed for my sponsored kids is perfect to go with a ‘you are unique and special‘ theme. And that’s just the start. With some of these FREE Snow/Winter colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas… send your child a virtual snowball fight!

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SNOWFLAKES ~ ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

My articles for kids are all about putting God at the centre of each package, and giving glory to Him as Creator. Include your own family snow fun photos, if you have any. Many of our kids probably have never seen snow and would love to hear all about your snow adventures.

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Snowflake article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

DOWNLOAD:  English | French

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LAMINATE + EXTRA COPY

Laminate the articles for your homeschool students to keep them looking nice, or make your own DIY Activity Book. Print an extra copy for a friend.

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OTHER LANGUAGES

It can also be sent to non-English speaking children, but you may like to include the text within your letter so that it gets translated. If you would like to do this, you are welcome to copy and paste the text found at the end of this post.

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WHITE AS SNOWFLAKES

Have you ever seen snowflakes? Is it cold enough to snow where you live?

Snowflake Fun Facts! Snow only happens when it is very cold. People who live where it snows, dress warmly in winter. When they go outside, they put on a woollen hat and scarf to keep their head and ears warm; gloves to keep their hands warm and boots for their feet. Children like to play in the snow. They pick up handfuls of snow, make it into a snowball and throw them to each other in a snow fight; build a snowman; make ‘snow angels’ by lying down in the snow, hold their arms out straight against the ground, and move them up and down to make a large angel wing shape; ice skate; go sledding or snow skiing. Sometimes children are not able to get to school if there has been a lot of snow. They may have to use a shovel or scraper to clear a path around their house. Machines, called snow ploughs, clear snow off the roads. They can go very fast. Did you know that America (Bethel, Maine) is the home of the world’s tallest snowman? It was 346.5m tall (113’7”); took 5 months to plan; and 15 days to build, using hundreds of people and was called ‘Angus, King of the Mountain’.

A snowflake begins to form when water vapour freezes very quickly and turns into ice inside a very cold cloud. God designed the water molecules to form into beautiful, hexagonal (six-sided) ice crystals in pretty patterns. There are about 80 different basic snowflake shapes, but every single snowflake is unique. There are six ‘bumps’ (or corners) on each ice crystal, which join together with other crystals. The size and shape of snow crystals depend on how cold it is and how much water vapour there is. Snowflakes can be can be big or small. They can be made with a little water vapour or a lot. Drier air makes them grow across flat surfaces. Higher humidity makes them grow faster and in more intricate patterns at the tips, edges, and corners. Humans can also make snow, but it is not pretty like the snowflakes that God designs! They are just blobs! The lowest air temperature ever recorded was minus 88.3 degrees Celsius (-127 degrees Fahrenheit) in Antarctica. Brrrrr… that’s cold! When snow covers the ground, it keeps the heat in and protects the ground from frost—just like a blanket. At times, snow can cover up to 23% of the Earth.

If we could look at some individual snow crystals under a microscope, we would see that God designed every single snowflake to be unique and incredibly beautiful. Just like people. How unique and incredibly beautiful you are! God made you extra special! Psalm 139:13-14 says, “You created every part of me, you put me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” And here is something even more awe inspiring to think about. Because the Lord Jesus came to die for us, Isaiah 1:18 says, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow”. Wow!  That’s white! God created so many wonderful things for us to enjoy.  Things that are beautiful…. intricate… mysterious… perfect. To teach us about Him. To show us how wonderful, magnificent, wise and powerful He is.  So that we will worship Him. Jesus! God the Creator!

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Got questions about science and God? This site is FABULOUS!

Information from creation.com and scientists who take the Bible seriously. Got questions about science and God? This site is FABULOUS! Like me, they are all about reinforcing the authority of Scripture and giving glory to God as designer. We CAN and MUST take God’s Word seriously.

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THANK YOU / MERCI BEAUCOUP!

A very big thank you to F. Walther for very kindly providing the translation of this article for us on behalf of all our French speaking children. Please leave a comment to let her know how much you appreciate her.

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RELATED LINKS

Snow / Winter / Rain – FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids; lots to choose from to make your package a fun snowball party!

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More free articles for kids  giving glory to God as designer

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And when you write to your sponsored children, don’t forget to tell them about our magnificent Creator who made each one of them totally unique, just like snowflakes…

Tell them about Jesus!

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