When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.
We had quite a bit of snow today (by Toronto standards). In the rush to shovel the sidewalk, it is so easy to forget how magical individual snowflakes are. I (sadly) only recently discovered the amazing work of the snowflake man, Wilson Bentley, (we are using this book) so I was really excited by this little project my sister created for her class.
She found the snowflake images by a simple google images search. She printed out two sets of images: the first set was laminated to a piece of cardboard and the second was used by the children to match.
For older children, it might be fun to create a similar solitaire game using Bentley's original images. You can try a computer version on the official Bentley's site here.
I hope you are enjoying the weekend, we are off to toboggan!