Did I remember anything from zoology? US History?
I didn’t take much in my brain out the door of the classroom from those subjects.
However, the two things that I learned — whistling with my fingers and cutting a six sided snowflake — have been used over and over and over!
Cutting snowflakes is a fun activity to do with your grandchildren. I’ve created a small movie to show you how to cut them so that they are pretty and lacy. The secret is in how you fold your paper.
Pay close attention to the video. Then practice folding and cutting the paper.
When you feel that you can properly do the folding, invite your grandchildren for a snowflake cutting party. Cut stacks and stacks of snowflakes. Tape the snowflakes to your windows. Glue them to colorful pieces of construction paper. Send them home with your grandchildren to tape to their windows.
Here is an example of one of the snowflakes.
After your paper is gone and your energy has dwindled, wrap up in a soft blanket with your grandchildren, sip hot chocolate, and read a story together.